Music’s origin has not yet been dated as it has been said to have occurred long before recorded history. Some historians say it may have come from naturally occurring sounds and rhythms like the sound of thunder or the sound of a running stream. Human music may have come from trying to echo these sounds using patterns, repetition and tonality. Even at present time, some cultures use music that imitates natural sounds. Aside from the usual bird song, and animals tapping on hollow logs to mark territory, the human voice is said to be the first music instrument.
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Dating back to the ancient times, it can be said that music already had an impact on human history. With the presence of “nature”-ly sounds – the chirping of the birds, the swishing sound of the leaves, and other sounds of same sort – prove that music has been with man since his earliest days. With the advent of contemporary and alternative music genres, music just says, “I am here to stay”. And with the concoction of new music types, we can see that music is constantly evolving and changing.
With music’s antiquity comes its long list of uses for… Continue reading
The power of art induces a calm state of mind, this is a well-known fact. It is no use mentioning that the capacities of any beautiful object, be it a flower, a painting, a piece of music, a movie or a well-written book, help us let go all the negative thoughts and the daily preoccupations. Music and art have the strongest capacity to lead us to a meditating path, to produce that state in which we forget about all of our anxieties, worries, problems at work, with the kinds, with the mother-in-law.
Music – The Guiding Sound
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Have you ever heard the saying “Music sooths the savage beast”? Besides being scientifically proven, you can see it in your own life.
Think of the times you’ve heard a song and it takes you back to another time, it brings up happy or sad memories. It may energize you – sometimes you just can’t sit still or it make you feel ever so languid. The music touches you in the most basic ways, the ways in which humanity has been touched by music throughout the ages. First it may have been simple drums getting warriors ready for battle or… Continue reading