Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Music

Music is........

Science
- it is exact and demands exact acoustics. A piece of music is a chart, a graph which indicates frequencies, intensities, volume changes, melody and harmony all at once with the most exact control of time.

Mathematical
- it is rhythmically based on the subdivision of time into fractions which must be done instantaneously, not worked out on paper.

Foreign Language
- most of the terms are Italian, German or French and the notation is certainly not English, but a highly developed kind of shorthand that uses symbols to represent ideas. The semantics of music is a universal language.

History
- music reflects the environment and times of its creation, often even the country and/or racial feelings.

Physical Education
- it requires fantastic coordination of fingers, hands, arms, legs, cheek and facial muscles in addition to control of diaphragmatic, back, stomach and chest muscles which respond to the sound the ear hearts and the mind interprets.

Art
- music takes technically difficult techniques and uses them to create emotions and feelings.

2 comments:

Kenny said...

Having just come home from 'Band Practice'(this time of the year all the Carols as well as the popular christmas tunes)- I can agree with all these tings about music- Takes a lot of 'puff' to get a Tuba going- but when they all get it right, in tune and the timing is right it takes a lot of 'beating!!!'Now my Grandson is learning to play the drums. In 2000 didnt ever think I would play any band instrument again especially a brass one.

Patty said...

Bet the Carols will be fantastic with you Kenny. Bless.......om pa pa!