Yesterday I was enjoying music on my I-Pod and a question gushed into my mind. Is music conditioned into our mind or is it genuinely felt? Certain kind of music appears to create a pleasant ambiance where another kind creates a tragic ambiance. My question is, it really synchronized with our emotions or it is a psychological conditioning that makes us to differentiate the two.
Music, widely, varies according to countries. Every country has own line of definition which separates music and noise. Every country inherits a certain kind of music which epitomize the culture and tradition of country. From centuries, different kind of music is used for different purposes, like there was different kind of music to fill the soldier’s with passion and excitement, before going to war; there was different type of music for kings to enjoy the passionate and salacious dance. Even today, music has changed much but at the fundamental, the element which differentiates the two types, exists.
One thing is evident, in spite of difference in the music; music is beyond country or any boundary. Music is appreciated irrespective of any language. Music is universal and a great equalizer in terms of taste and interest. When Beethoven (during deafness period) was creating music, he used to sense the vibration through a rod into his mouth. During his period of complete deafness, he has created the most beautiful music. This reflects that music is more than a sound, we hear. It is vibration that resonates with our inner being and fills us with ecstasy and tranquillity. Someone has truly said,”
“Music is the poetry of the air.”
No doubt, the evolution of music is effected by the dialect, we use. It gives a shape, a body to the music. But the soul of the music is same in every country. There are some patterns in music which synchronizes with our mind and stimulate our emotions as per the type of music. I really feel music as a gift to human by nature.
Just remember, the moment, when you had got bad grades and how you forgot everything when your legs danced in the rhythm of music. Just remember! How a sweet and loving vibration flew and converged to your heart when you were hearing your favourite romantic songs.
We owe our life to music. Someone has truly said,
“Music speaks what cannot be expressed,
Soothes the mind and gives it rest,
Heals the heart and makes it whole,
Flows from heaven to the soul.”