“Without music, life would be a mistake (Friedrich Nietzsche)”. What is the function of music to life and to the society? By definition, music is the art or science of combining vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion. Music universal and without it, the world would be a totally different place, and in this essay I will discuss how. Firstly I will be discussing about how music is extremely important and then I will talk about a counter-argument on why this is not so.
For my counter-argument, it will be based on the premise of modern music. “It’s the music that you choose” – 19-2000 by Gorillaz in their debut album Why is music important? Music is a universal language, but what does this mean? Music, or at least good music, conveys a lot of emotion, ideas and notions that are inexpressible in English, or any other language. What does music do? Music breaks this language barrier and provides people with means of communication. It inspires common human feelings and bridges gaps between cultures that spoken languages cannot.
It brings people together and creates universal community. “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. ” – Aldous Huxley Music is one of the best ways to evoke emotions healthily. It touches our emotional being and evokes moods and feelings that are sometimes difficult to express. It can change a difficult mood and make it happy or excited; it can change a light mood and take it deeper and more profound. For people who are not good at expressing their emotions, music is a very good method to do so.
It has been shows that people with Asperger’s Syndrome ( high-functioning autism) benefit from music. Bottling up emotions is extremely unhealthy. If music be the food of love, play on. – William Shakespeare One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain. -Bob Marley Music also generates an ambient atmosphere. You can use music in any environment to enhance and augment what is already there. For me, personally, music is my sanctuary. Music is my release of emotions and I love ‘feeling’ the music.
I put everything I have into it so I can put the emotions the composer was feeling when they wrote the piece. Then when I’ve finished playing/listening I feel like I’ve accomplished something great. Music is something that I can control and change to fit whatever I’m feeling. Religious people also claim that music heightens their spirituality. Every religion on the planet uses music in some form or the other to enhance the soul, whether it is the rhythmic chants from Buddhism or the devotional songs in Hinduism.
Music is recreational; listening to soothing songs can be a way of relaxing and allowing your body and mind to take break from the monotony of life. Studies have proven that music can be a good way of helping your imagination develop There is nothing in the world so much like prayer as music is. – William P. Merrill There are other various benefits from music such as enhanced brain function, helping develop the imagination, and making mundane and boring activities much, much more enjoyable “Reality leaves a lot to the imagination. ” – John Lennon
There really is no objective answer to the question “Why is music important”. It inspires people and allows us to get in touch with our emotions in a way that is unique. For those amongst us who find it difficult to express ourselves, music can evoke reactions. Your mood can change from dark and depressed to elated and delirious happiness with just the selection of the right track and a hit of the play button. Music works wonders on creating a certain atmosphere. You can use music to liven up a boring party or to create a romantic ambiance.
For my counter-argument I will modify Nietzsche’s quote by a little, “Without Good music, life would be a mistake (Friedrich Nietzsche)”. I completely agree with Nietzsche’s statement of how without music, one’s life is incomplete. In modern music there is no depth and emotion in their music and this can be seen from artists like “Lady GaGa, Justin bieber, Katy Perry and various others”. I shall quote from the song “poker face” by Lady GaGa, she repeats “Poker face” till infinity.
There is no emotion or feelings conveyed in this type of music, therefore, life is incomplete without Good Music. In conclusion, music is essential in the lives of people as it plays a significant part that no other such form of entertainment can replace and conveys emotions and feelings no language can convey. ——————————————– [ 1 ]. https://www. google. com. sg/search? sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=what+is+music%2F#hl=en&q=music&tbs=dfn:1&tbo=u&sa=X&ei=7uiXT6i5N5GzrAeWoY2oAQ&ved=0CCsQkQ4&bav=on. 2,or. r_gc. r_pw. r_cp. r_qf. ,cf. osb&fp