Definition of Music? Aug 7, 2019 23:59:21 GMT -5
Post by Radrook Admin on Aug 7, 2019 23:59:21 GMT -5
What is Music?
What is music We know it when we hear it, yet it isn't so easy to define. We know that mathematical organization of sound is involved since it has tempos or rhythms that must adhere to mathematical descriptions. So is music merely the mathematical organization of sound in order to produce beauty? To elicit or reinforce a specific emotion?
For example, Armies have used it to motivate courage and induce a disciplined frame of mind. Military marches accompanied by music instill a sense of united purpose and determination, a feeling of patriotic loyalty. At religious reunions it is used to intensify devotion. In psychology it might be used to sooth the nerves of those seriously disturbed by a hectic world. It can intensify appreciation felt when we observe the wonders of creation.
It can be used to provide a background for the physical rhythmic body movements called dancing. To intensify fear in films designed to instill fear in the viewer or fear in an opponent on the battlefield. As a background for comedy such as Laurel and hardy the three stooges and other performers who try to elicit laughter via ridiculous antics.
Music's purpose is indeed diverse! Yet how do we differentiate it from organized noise? When does it stop being music and becomes simply a mere rhythmic sound? Is the croaking of a frog music? Exactly where do we draw the line?
Dictionary definition of Music:
1a : the science or art of ordering tones or sounds in succession, in combination, and in temporal relationships to produce a composition having unity and continuity