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Importance of Music

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             What would life be without music? The world would
             be a very quiet place. Music is in many ways the fabric of our
             lives and the definition of society. It is a reminder of how things
             once were, an indication of how things are, and a view of where
             society is headed. Music is a direct reflection of the picture of
             society. Music can be a way to deliver messages, a poetic
             medium, a fine art, or nothing more than a source of
             entertainment. No matter what it is used for, music is the perfect
             art and our lives would be that much less complete without it
             that life as we know it would not at all be the same without
             Music is the perfect art. It has movement, because it
             progresses over a set period of time. All musical works have a
             beginning and an end. However, music does not restrict the
             audience in the way that movies or graphic art does. The
             listener can create whatever image she or he wants to when
             listening to music. It is an art that appeals to the conscious mind,
             but the best music also appeals to the subconscious. No
             thought is required to enjoy good music, though it is often
             Instrumental music does not bind the listener into a
             fixed template in the way that literature and poetry do: the
             reaction to music is different from person to person. Although it is
             probably the most difficult to produce the desired imagery in
             instrumental music, it can be done. BeethovenÕs Opus 27,
             Number 2, Piano Sonata No. 14, First Movement gives the
             image of a tired old man writing by the light of the moon and his
             passion without using any words at all.
             Music with lyrics is often referred to as "words set to
             music." This is not always the case. Sometimes it is more
             accurate to refer to music with lyrics as "music set to words."
             This form both widens and restricts the composerÕs artistic
             composers to bring out their main ideas without expressing them
             in notesÑnot all ...

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