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Transcript of Music
Why does Music Exist
Charles Darwin thought that music was developed for people to have sex or as a sexual come-on (National Geographic). Some theorist think that music was a way for humans to relate and socialize with one another, bringing them closer to each other (National Geographic). In our opinion, music is a way for people to express themselves and their emotions. It can also be used for people to "escape" from reality and relax. (National Geographic).
First Piece of Music
Music is an art of sound in time to express ideas and emotions in different forms/ways. Music has existed throughout all of mankind, since the very beginning. It is difficult to say the first "piece" of music because it has existed forever. The first musical instrument is said to be a hollow stick where one could blow air through and make a sound. Music isn't only contained or confined to humans and instruments. There is music in everything! Even nature has music in it (Decoded Past 2014).
How Music Developed Over Time
Music has changed and evolved immensly over time. It has changed so much that historians and scientist divide time itself into 5 to 6 different ages/periods. The first was the Middle Age, which consisted of the first female composer recognized, Hildegard von Bingen (Quizlet). Next was the Renaissance, which some debate if it was really a musical time period or not. After this, the Baroque Age appears bringing a new form of music, opera (IPL). Later, the Classical Period, Romatic Period, ad lastly the 20th century appear. Music has changed from classical to romantic to rap to rock to hip-hop, etc.. Music has changed a lot over time, but it is odd because all different genres and types of music still exist together at the same time. After all, it is a way to express yourself and socialize. (IPL)(Quizlet)
Rules of Music
Music is a way for people to express themselves, so becuase of this many people "go with the flow" with whatever they hear that they enjoy. Music doesn't technically have "rules" or "guidlines" but according to composer Aaron Copland, "Music must have four things: rhythm, melody, harmony, and tone color" (Arts Reformation). This is based on the famous composer but in my opinion music does not have to contain all four of these. (Arts Reformation).
Music contains hundred's of different genres. A genre is a class or category of artistic endeavor having a particular form (Dictionary). Some different music genres are Country, Rap, Rock and Roll, Rhythm & Blues, Classical, ect.. Within all of these genres are more and more different types of music. All of these are used to express people ideas and emotions. As you can see, there are numerous different genres of music. (Music Genre List).
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The Beginning of Music
Music was first recorded during the Middle Ages. There were a few hieroglyphics that resembled people playing music around 300 A.D., but there was not enough primary sources too back up the original hieroglyphics. This is why music is considered to have begun during the Middle Ages (IPL)(Decodedpast).
Music has been apart of human civilizations since before the Middle Ages, but not enough primary sources can explain the civilizations or types of music. During the "Dark Ages", there was constant warfare and violence throughout Europe. Following, in the next nine centuries, the Christian church rose to "power" and had great influence throughout all of Europe. Even the Pope himself was fond of music. During this time, the Univeristy of Notre Dame invented a type of music called organum (IPL).
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Development of Music
Style/Genre of Music
There are many different genres and styles of music. Some different genres are Country, R&B, Hip-Hop, Rap, Rock and Roll, etc.. These different genres are used for people to listen to and for artist to express their feelings (Musiced.about).
Style of Music
There are many different music styles. To be precise, about 10. The different styles are Cantata, Chamber Music, Choral Music, Dance Suite, Fugue, Liturgic Music, Motet, Opera, Oratorio, and Plainchant. These different styles are help express who the artist of the music is and encourages others to be themselves. (Musiced.about).
As I have previously stated, music must consist of harmony, melody, tone color, and rhythm. Many people do not know this, they just enjoy a "fresh" beat or funny sound, but it is all considered music. Sometimes, when a person may make a cool beat or reptition of sounds, it may not be considered music if it doesnt consist of those four things, but if music is an art of sound to express one's feelings then technically anything that expresses one's feelings is considered music which then contradicts the previous statement. (Art Reformation) (Dictionary).
Music nowadays greatly helps people get through tough times in life. It has helped me relax and relieve stress from school. Sometimes, it even helps me concentrate or put me in a better mood! Music is used to express ideas, but also it is used for therapy and this can be dated all the way back to when the famous philosophers Aristotle and Plato lived. Music therapy can help people die peacefully, relax, relieve stress, get through tough times in life such as cancer, ect.. (National Geographic).
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Special Thanks to Ms. Tabor! You are our favorite teacher and the best teacher ever!
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