The Language of Life

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Throughout the history of time , music of some kind has been used or expressed. The actual term music means sounds that produce effect through voice or instrument. In it's purest form music is a universal language that people of any culture can relate to.

This is evident when you analyze the situation from a global and cultural view. Music, that is the combination of rhythm, beat, and song is used to provoke and inflame emotions. This is how a song or even a rhythmic poem can cause you to cry and just as quickly, make you angry and ready for war. Since this form of provocation has been used since the genesis of our existence, music is now a common and neutral platform that resonates passion in everyone. So that even if you don't understand the words, you can appreciate and capture the spirit of the beat. This is why music has the platform it does today, as well as the adoration and allure.

Instruments play a major role in the art of music. In principle, any object that produces sound can be considered a musical instrument. Dating back over 67,000 years, the flute is considered by most scholars to be the oldest musical instrument. Today there are many instruments used to produce melodies and sound. This is due in part, to the conversion of cultures that have influenced the design of instruments throughout history. So, what began on the shores of West Africa as a tree stump and a hand, is now known as drums throughout the world.

It is through voice that sound technically originated in regards to producing musical sounds. As we know, the sound of each person's singing voice is unique, and depends on a variety of things In regards to singing. Today, singing voices are classified according to a persons ability to reach or exceed a particular vocal range. Most music systems recognize seven different voice categories. Typically, women are classified as contralto, mezzo-soprano, and soprano. Men however, are divided into four categories known as counter-tenor, tenor, baritone, and bass. Each range has a particular sound that stands alone the listener. However, when all the ranges are combined into chorus sound is majestic, no matter what genre it is. 

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