Music is the speech of angels . Angels are the exemplifications of
goodness , uprightness , and everything that bespeaks of morality and
mortality . It is said that music is the child of prayer and the
companion of religion . Among the Hindus and the Egyptians , music is
interwoven with religion . I
Aristotle , the great philosopher , saw in music not only enjoyment ,
relaxation , and recreation , but also release of tension and an incentive
to a positive development of character . Likewise Plato , another Greek
philosopher said , “Through music , rhythm and harmony find their ways
into the inner-most soul of man which becomes part of his personality ‘
Music is the unifying element where man finds adequate expression and
inner satisfaction for feelings . Dignity and love of work is manifested
in songs about the boatman (barcarolle , sailor (chantey , and the
farmer (Japanese rice planting songs . Early history of man has a
treasure of songs evoking friendship (English , victory (Greeks , grief ( Russians , and festivities ( French . The Belgians have songs for
bathing , and the Vikings also had songs about rowing their boats . John
Dewey said in Sobritchea ‘s “ Famous People on Music , As sculpture
expresses the enduring , the stable , and the universal , so music
expresses stir , agitation , movement , the particular , and contingencies
Beatles Music: Songs of the Counterculture The 1960's are thought of by many to be the most eventful and changing decade in the history of America. In this time period there was much excitement as well as turmoil in America caused by many factors, including the charismatic leadership of John F. Kennedy, black leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. protesting for civil rights and Malcolm X preaching ...
Music helps establish emotional integrity . Fully aware of his social
and moral responsibilities , the teachers uses remedial measures to
extricate the student from delinquent situations , safe from the thorny
clutches of evil and vice and from crime – through new musical
presentations such as music in the puppet and marionette shows .
That music is a manna for emotional catharsis finds evidence in the
continuing proliferation of music groups , vocal and instrumental , and in
the various contests and festivals which allow the surfacing of talents
of the people , young an old ( American Idol , Just for Variety et al .
It is now generally realized that music brought about in ways that
have meaning to the child , contributes significantly to building the
child ‘s personal identity , enriching his life by developing
understanding and perception in his social environment through sound ,
color , emotion , thought and social relationships and expanding his
ability to imagine , create , and appreciate with discriminating judgment .
Human beings are lovers of music . Singing , according to Quema
Torrelavega in “ The Myths in Music ‘ was an ongoing even before the
discovery of other countries such as the Americas (98 . In Roman
mythology , the spirits of the gods had to be appeased through songs .
Prayers , lustrations and laughter were accompanied by songs . Music is a
necessary ingredient in all ceremonies : weddings , delivery of the new
baby , baptismal , etc . Music is the flavor of games , dances , worship ,
festivities , and other ceremonies expressing joy , humor , wonder , and
Some people will look at a music score like it is a piece of paper from Mars. All it is to them is a bunch of black dots on five horizontal lines. But to me, that paper is something much, much more. That paper is my lock, the key is my drumsticks. When my drumsticks touch my drum, it is more than sounds that echo throughout a room, it is an endless note of harmony to my ears. With those sticks I can play anything, make music that describes my feelings, my thoughts, my words. Those sticks are more than long pieces of wood, they are the base at which I found myself.
Music and Life “Without music, life would be a mistake” once Friedrich Nietzsche, a famous German philosopher, said. Music plays a great role in our life. It follows us the whole life. Basically, music can include all sounds around us: twitter of birds, sounds of wind, water, trees, animals. However, music is more than a simple combination of sounds. It is an art, which reflects our life. This art ...
To some students high school is nothing but a race to find themselves in a population amongst hundreds. I truly don’t believe half of those people “really” find themselves. For me, I was never in a rush to fit in. Sure, I tried my array of sports and clubs that I thought were fun at the time, but ended of dropping them for they really weren’t me. The one true love I possessed was music, and I finally found myself within the instruments I play.
I admit I was horrible when I started, but like the little engine that could, I never gave up. I enrolled in various music classes to enrich my music experience. Drumstick after broken drumstick, I stuck with it. I refused to let my love for percussion break, unlike the growing pile of broken sticks in the “Drumstick Graveyard” (as us percussionists called it.) I’ll never forget the look on my music teachers face, Mr. Cevallos, whenever I did something incredibly wrong. Likewise, I’ll never forget the looks he gave me once I got strong, and played to my true potential. I owe most of what I know to Mr. Cevallos, for he pushed me further than what I wanted to play, he pushed me even on those days I just wanted a break. Because of that I learned how to not give up, because at one point all of us were beginners, we don’t get better by merely staring at the drum. Once you truly know your talent, your drum, and yourself, the drum will do much more than make noise, it will sing to you.
To me, music is much more than a few minutes of instruments combining together to make a song. Music is so much more than that. The type of music you like reflects on your life, your interests, maybe even your beliefs. Music is forever changing, every beat is as unpredictable as the next. Life is much like any of the songs you hear on the radio. Sometimes the song is slow, mellow and comforting. That part of the song is just like the point in your life where you are content with who you are. Some parts of a song may be incredibly fast and dramatic, like the points of your life where you don’t know if you are up or down. Music is life, and life is music.
Music in Shakespeare's Plays Elizabethans, during the time of the notorious William Shakespeare (1564-1616), were extremely sensitive to beauty and grace and had an undying enthusiasm for music and poetry. Music was a vital part of Elizabethan society; it was thought that a man who could not read music or understand it was poorly educated. The common entertainment and amusement was centered on ...
The past four years of me being a part of percussion has been more than a way to express what I like in music, it’s been a learning experience. I have developed some incredible friendships within the percussionists in my school. We may not talk everyday on the phone, we may not see each other outside of school, we might not even talk at all. But when we play a song and it’s just the 5 of us, the energy is intensified in us and we all feel it, each of us knows exactly how the other feels. I may be the quiet drummer, my friend Ty might be the dramatic drummer. Danny is the one that loves to improvise and creates incredible stuff, and Steven and Austin, the new drummers, are learning from us everyday. All together we are a group, we are a family. Love is shown in so many ways, through words, writing, thoughts, but for us, it’s music.
I know I found myself through my music, and I know that no matter what I will always have music. I can be rich, poor, sad, or the happiest person in the world, no one can deny me of my music. I may end up being a rich musician playing at some of the countries greatest symphonies, or I may be an average person that just plays the drums for fun. Music has found me, and in that, I’ve found myself.