Sunday, 18 October 2015

Is Live Music Needed in the Technological Age that we Live In?

Music isn’t just an art form, it’s an experience, and it brings people together, evokes emotion and is beautifully time consuming. To live in a world without music would be like living in a world without colour.

Every different culture has it’s own style of music, so to completely take away music from the world then there would be no culture in the world. Music fuels the mind and thus fuels our creativity. A Creative mind has the ability to make discoveries and create innovations. The greatest minds and thinkers like Albert Einstein, Mozart, and Frank Lloyd Wright all had something in common in that they were constantly exploring their imagination and creativity.
Music is universal in that there are no boundaries to understanding music. Even animals like Birds, Dogs, and Whales can understand music to a certain degree. It transcends all boundaries of communication because you can speak and tell stories to someone on the other side of the planet, even though you both don’t speak the same language. But I believe it’s important for one to have an open mind in order to be in touch with that sense of understanding. Many people immediately push away certain styles of music without having explored what it has to offer. Not all styles will appeal or resonate with a person, but one may discover a new part of ones self when you are open to all the possibilities.
Music can whisk you away on an extended journey. Music can make time feel frozen. Music also has the power to suggest movement. All these things deal with the human senses. I’m sure anyone can remember a moment where a song has made them particularly sad or very excited and happy. But how does organised tones create such an effect on our senses? No one really knows why or where it comes from but there are many studies that have been done to show that there is an agreement of which emotions pertain to certain scales, chords, and harmonies.
What is amazing about music is that it is imbedded within all of us. Everyone can understand it and feel something if they open themselves up. Playing music with other musicians is an incredible feeling. Some people describe it as rowing down a river together. There is a certain type of connection that comes when you make music in a group. The same is true for those who are listening to music in a group and interacting with music through Dance. This type of behaviour is rooted in our history and our discoveries as human beings. I’ve had many experiences where a random person would ask to play with me and within an instant we were having a conversation through the piano or guitar or voice. It’s a level of playing around, communicating, and copying each other that creates the connection.

1 comment:

  1. There are some very interesting points made here Hal which is nice to read through but sadly we need more evidence of what you have been up to in your music classes to achieve the grade. Try and use your blog to add to your ideas and detail achievements, problems and advances that you have made in your music classes. For me I would like to see evidence please of your workings in recording classes, photos of setups and discussion about the equipment being used please. Your group have worked hard to produce an effective recording, we now need to support this with some of the written work please.