“If music be the food of love, play on”. Such wise words come from one of the wisest men who ever lived, Mr. William Shakespeare. And he is absolutely correct. Music really is the food of love. Music is the soul. Music is life itself. Music is everything and everything is music. Take some time to look around yourself and you’ll notice that music is absolutely everywhere, and for good reason! Music has the uncanny ability to change how a human feels, shape their life in new ways and spur them on to creating something wholly original. Music truly is something wonderful.
As the majority of modern society does, I listen to music on a daily basis. I tend to put on my favorite tracks when I roam around the museum halls and inspect all the displays. It adds a certain quality to my day that would otherwise be missing. One of my favorite things about music is that everyone has a different taste or viewpoint and it is very refreshing to have those different mindsets around me. I learn so much on a daily basis thanks to music. Without music, where would humanity be? It is my belief that we would still be in the very early ages of mankind. I have written a short article expressing why I think this and why I think that music is one of the most important elements of modern life.
Music Nourishes Us
Music encourages us and builds us up in many ways. Music manages to inspire us to do things that we never thought were possible, it manages to keep us energized while also having the unique ability to calm us when we need it to. Pythagoras himself, the ancient Greek scientist and philosopher, often talked about his observation of music and the human being. He observed that specific sequences of musical notes could greatly influence a human’s behavior and mood. He even suggested that music can heal those who are wounded. Many of these theories are still being worked on today, but the influence that music has over us is a staple of both ancient and modern civilization.
Music Can Enhance the Mind
There are many different genres of music in the world. Each of these genres can have a completely different effect on the mind. For example, jazz music has an entirely different sound and reaction than monk chanting does. Music used in meditation and other spiritual practices is often said to open the mind of the individual and keep them focused on their own life and goals.
Music Represents Culture
Similarly, each different genre of music has a different meaning based on where they originated from and where they are popular. Music is the perfect representation for different cultures as it manages to express so much about a culture that one might not already know. For thousands of years, music has been used to communicate between different cultures because it is a universal language. A language that can be understood by everyone in the world, no matter their country of origin or their background. Music brings us all together and puts us on the same plain.