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Importance of Music

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.

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
thought-inspiring.

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
range. Lyrics make it easier for

composers to bring out their main ideas witho...

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