First of all, to be heard, I want to describe what art is.
In my opinion, art is a way of expressing oneself, and even further, it’s a way of speaking at a more profound level.
Over the time writers, musicians and painters have expressed their ideas and their feelings through art.
The artistic domain is a very profound one, and even mystic in some cases. Personally, I’m fascinated by it. Especially the musical subdomain, which contains so many secrets that haven’t been unraveled yet.
The musical art
Why did music get so many followers over time?
What does it have so special that it attracts so much attention?
It’s hard to believe that there are people that don’t like music , even though it has so many variations.
Even though I have some knowledge regarding music as an art, and regarding sound construction, it’s still hard for me to respond to that question.
It’s simply beyond me.
I don’t know what ingredient gives music it’s aroma. I haven’t discovered music’s youth elixir yet.
Music, as an art, had a huge impact on every social class, and in all times.
Each peoples have their own musical culture which defines them. Each country has it’s traditional music.
Even in ancient times, we have clear evidence that music left a deep imprint in all the civilizations.
Pitagora himself discovered a musical system.
Since then, musical culture suffered various changes, and it’s still developing, being in a continuous evolution.
Music and other arts!
It’s said that from all the arts that do exist, music is the greatest one.
I call it a “living art”. Why do you think that I call it like that?
Because music it’s dynamic, it’s full of life.
Even though a painting or a sculpture has it’s beauty, it’s not as dynamic as music.
A picture represents a specific moment, while music is made by multiple moments put one after another.
Even though I’ve been speaking about how “alive” music is, it doesn’t mean that the other arts are dead, not at all.
I would describe them as being static, but they also have their profoundness, being much more complex than they seem, while also representing other ways of transmitting thoughts.
I admit that I admire art in general.
Even now I do remember how many hours I’ve spent working on the smallest details.
I’m an idealist when it comes to art.
I don’t know how you are, but if you have been following this blog, most likely you are one too!
The best way to describe music is energy!
Have you noticed that when you listen to a cheerful and energetic song, your state also changes to match the song?
What about a sad song?
You resonate with the state of the song and you become sad aswell, especially if you listen to that type of music long enough.
Your emotional state just synchronizes with the state of the song, and you resonate with it!
It’s an amazing process, and as mystic as it seems it can be explained scientific!
How can some notes put in a certain order make you feel in a certain way?
I still don’t know how is that possible or if there are more elements involved.
Some questions regarding music should simply not be answered.
Which are the states of music?
Music has many characteristics.
Paradoxically, even if there are only 7 musical notes, they can be combined to generate many emotional states.
It seems that music was specially designed for humans.
I believe that anyone’s preference in music is related to their personality.
You may be the kind of person that prefers a more dynamic and energetic music, I am the type of person that prefers something slower, calmer, someone else might prefer a more aggressive sound, like dubstep, or heavy metal.
This art has a lot of states.
A classic theory regarding them can be found in basic music theory.
Any performer, music teacher, or person that has some basic knowledge regarding music knows that minor keys sound sad, (like A Minor) and the major keys sound happy (like C Major).
It’s a classic example indeed, but we can’t rely on them when making a harmony or a melodic line.
The minor and major scale remained a reference for anyone that wants to create something new.
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