How important is music?
Music – what is it? Where did it come from, and in general, why does it exist? It would seem that the questions are worthy of a child, and the answers to which are rather banal and known to everyone, but, nevertheless, who can give an exact answer? Let’s try to figure it out, so …
20-30 thousand years ago, the first more or less reasonable people appeared who had already begun to think about what else they could do on this planet, except to go hunting and war, thinking what else to fill the belly with, and play in the game “With the females of the tribe.” Many probably know the “Pyramid of Needs” (from lectures on Economics, for example), judging by this pyramid, a person, after satisfying his natural needs, begins to think about other minor, but still important for him personally, needs, desires, dreams . Apparently the same thing happened in a historical context – there was no writing yet, there was no related speech either, but there appeared the beginnings of painting and music, i.e. Painting and music – the oldest forms of art invented by man!
What happened to these inventions next? Why did people even need them then, in those “dark” centuries? As it turned out, already at that time people were looking for a way to control other people, with the help of strange images, figures, sounds, rhythms, music, dances. From the moment of speech, a song appeared. The song was something of a prayer, i.e. she was sung only at the right moments, to perform rites or rituals.
Time passed, and about 10 thousand years ago great civilizations began to emerge, at first there was Egyptian (no one knows the exact moment of its inception, it is also not clear where they came from, and where they have such strong knowledge in architecture, painting, writing, mathematics and others), but even in historical facts one can find information that in Egypt there was a high level of architecture, painting and music precisely for the sake of the priesthood and the ruling class.
The situation did not change later, in other great civilizations, the connection between art and the ruling class and religion only strengthened. already in those days, a stumbling block was laid between the “necessary art” (useful for the ruling class and religion) with pseudo-art (something that is not suitable for controlling the crowd). At the same time, a personalized sculpture, painting and music / song appears. Exalting is not the ruling class, but anyone who could afford to order this pleasure from the master. From this point on, people understand that it is possible to derive a material benefit from their labors. Art becomes corrupt, and this is not bad, because everywhere new artists, musicians and others are emerging, between whom competition arises, the qualitative growth of art begins.
Until the middle of the Middle Ages, art was divided into classes of society. The lower class and the poor have their own primitive art, folklore and songs, the middle class has a better situation, here you have praises and hymns, odes and roulades, paintings, busts, etc., and the ruling elite and the church have Of course, the best.
This trend is still there, but since the end of the Middle Ages, art has faded into the background, its place has been taken – inventiveness. It becomes more prestigious to have a car (if we compare it already with our time), rather than a picture, to understand complex devices, than to write music, compose poetry. Meanwhile, the ruling elite understands that art, as a management thread, loses its usefulness, but it still brings financial benefits, which means it can still be quite useful.
Basically, the governments of many countries support the traditional music inherent in their mentality, as well as classical.
Today, art penetrates everywhere – through radio and television, its evolution is exponential, the methods of writing and creating masterpieces become more complex. Various contests and awards appear, showing that the author is truly worthy of them.
So what is music? After all, none of God’s creation, except man, understands it, and at the same time, music is a human creation, not a divine one. Music, in some unthinkable way “touches the soul”, it is one of the few that can do it, and the soul – what is it? Are there any reasonable explanations, reliable physical facts? And yet, the music proves that there is something there, there is something inside of us, which is not found in other God’s creations, and that is good!
Music can make you happy, dance, or be sad and even cry. For every significant event in our life – there is its own music: in the church – overwhelming, making you feel like a petty nonentity in the house of God, and every state has its own hymn – here we should already experience pride and triumph, the superiority of our state over others. There are many more moments in life that cannot do without the participation of music, just from the moment a person realized that music can influence the mood and actions of not only himself, but also other people, music becomes a hostage in the hands of skilled managers and dealers .