How significant is the 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 together, so …
20-30 thousand years ago, the first more or less intelligent people arose who had already begun to think about what else they would do on this planet, to do, except go hunting and war, thoughts than to fill their stomach, and playing the game »With females of the tribe. Probably many people are familiar with 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 secondary, but still important for him personally, needs, desires, dreams . Apparently the same thing happened in a historical context – there was no written language yet, no connected speech either, but the rudiments of painting and music appeared, i.e. painting and music are the oldest forms of art invented by man!
What happened to these inventions further? Why did people 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 the speech appeared, a song appeared. The song was a bit of a prayer, i.e. she was sung only at the right moments, for performing rituals 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 origin, it is also unclear where they came from and where they have such strong knowledge in architecture, painting, writing, mathematics and etc.), 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 of art with the ruling class and religion only strengthened, i.e. already at that time a stumbling block was laid dividing 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 personified sculpture, painting and music / song appears. Exalting not the ruling class, but anyone who could afford to order such a pleasure from the master. From this moment, people understand that it is possible to derive material benefit from their labors. Art becomes corrupt, and this is not bad, because everywhere new artists, musicians and other figures are appearing, between which there is competition, a qualitative growth of art begins.
Until the middle of the Middle Ages, art was delimited by social classes. The lower class and the poor have their own primitive art, folklore and songs, the middle class has a better situation, here you have laudatory hymns, odes and roulades, paintings, busts, etc., and the ruling elite and the church – Of course, the best.
This trend, there is now, but since the end of the Middle Ages, art has faded into the background, it was replaced by invention. It is becoming more prestigious to have a car (if you compare it with our time), than a picture, to understand complex devices, than to write music, write poetry. Meanwhile, the ruling elite understands that art, as a managerial thread, is losing its usefulness, but still it still brings financial benefits, which means it can still be quite useful.
Basically, the governments of many countries support traditional music inherent in their mentality, as well as classical.
Today, art penetrates everywhere – through the radio and television, its evolution is exponential, complicated methods of writing, creating masterpieces. Various contests and prizes appear, showing that the author is truly worthy of them.
So what is music? After all, not a single God’s creation understands it, except man, and at the same time, music is a human creation, not a divine one. Music, in some inconceivable 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, music proves that there is something inside us that is not in other God’s creations, and that’s good!
Music can make one rejoice, dance, or be sad and even cry. For each significant event in our life, there is a music of its own: in the church it is overwhelming, making you feel like a petty insignificance in the house of God, and each state has its own anthem – here we must already experience pride and triumph, the superiority of our state over others. There are many more moments in life that can’t do without music, just from the moment a person realized that music can affect the mood and actions of not only himself, but also other people, music becomes a hostage in the hands of skilled managers and businessmen , this is just regrettable …