Music Is A Sense Of Communication Essay

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Music has been around since the beginning of time. It is everywhere you go and it will never go away. Music is a sense of communication, it provides a way to express the emotions one is feeling and it even has the ability to alter emotions and lift one 's spirits. All of the different ways music effects the lives of people today are unique and priceless. Where would the world be without music? It has been scientifically proven that if we are feeling anxious or depressed music may be able to boost are spirits. We see this idea used frequently in music therapy. Why does music have this effect on us? How can certain sounds make someone feel happy? It hardly seems plausible. To begin understanding the effect music has on us we must first understand and define music. According to dictionary.com, music is defined as an art of sound in time that expresses ideas and emotions in significant forms through the elements of rhythm, melody, harmony, and color (Music). From this definition we gather that music is a sound -- or series of sounds-- that expresses emotions through rhythm, melody, and harmony. The speed at which music is played, along with the combinations of sounds and tones emitted is what is said to be causing the brain to create emotions out of them. The word music comes from the latin word "musica" which means "the art of music". The word musica includes poetry as well as what we today consider music. The meter, timber, rhythm and pitch of music are managed in areas…

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