Updated: Jan 7
What is music?
It might seem silly to ask what music is. Yet, the definition we know vs what
it really is can be different. Wikipedia defines music as “the art of arranging
sound to create some combination of form,harmony,melody,rhythm or
otherwise expressive content.“
This is a basic definition, however I believe there is a deeper explanation.
Music is more than just a form of art. It is instilled in us before we are even
born. Think of your heartbeat as the original metronome. It keeps a beat,
and no matter how fast or slow it stays in constant synchronization. It’s
never off beat.
It is said that the eyes are the windows into a person’s soul. I disagree. To
me it is music. You can gain a lot of perspective based upon the type of
music someone listens to or creates. Music comes in many styles yet the
connection to music remains constant.
Music allows us to express or connect with all of our emotions. That’s why
it is the single form of art or expression that everyone can understand and
enjoy. Music expresses anger, fear, sadness, joy, conflict, frustration, love,
anxiety, and the list goes on. We often do not listen to just one style of
music as there are different styles that allow us to work through what we
are feeling. Music also allows us to escape from the world by listening to
songs that create a fantasy type picture. It also has been a form of keeping
traditions alive in some cultures and even tells stories of generations past.
Music comes in so many variations that it would be impossible for us not to
find at least one that interests us. Each style has a story to tell. In essence
music would be the only tool needed if someone wanted to describe our
When you have heard them a thousand times, words are just words. But
music drives into our souls like an oil drill. It stirs up things we may have
never known existed or had the confidence to find. That is why when
words fail, music speaks.