Week 10 Whitfield Essay

657 words - 3 pages

The music that we hear today in not what music used to be. People listen to music for parties, small gatherings and in a lot of cases they used it to relax the mind but a few things that they forget is ‘Where did music come from?”, “What is the definition of music is?” Also another question that is asked is “How did music come about?” There are many types of music in the world today, and the love for it has expanded worldwide. Music is the science or art of ordering tones or sounds in succession, in combination, and in temporal relationships to produce a composition having unity and continuity.
Music is not only played by instruments but can also be a vocal, instrumental, mechanical sounds having rhythm, melody or harmony. If we asked people today “What is the definition of music?” They would not be able to answer the question or at least give an entity of its definition. Most people do not know that music started back in the biblical days; in the book of Genesis 4; 21-22 “And his brother‘s name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ” (pipes). 22 “And Zillah, she also bare Tubal Cain, the forger of every instrument of brass and iron. Music started in churches then was later changed with style and instruments.
Even after the bible music continued in the stone ages as they made imitation sounds and rhythms that came naturally, echoing the phenomena patterns of nature such as birds or insects; they also made music by blowing into hollow pieces of wood and banging objects together to make a sound. Today there is a variety of music country, gospel, rock, heavy metal, jazz, blues and list goes on. Music has gone through evolution just like humans; each stage has a different name. There is medieval (500-1400) which the time that is closest to the biblical era where music originated. Then music took more...

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