Hearing Art

Everyone enjoys music, whether it be old, new, pop, rock, rap, or EDM. Everyone has listened to it at least once in their life and more than once, it has helped them forget about their daily stresses and troubles. In fact, music can be heard in shopping malls, elevators, and restaurants to produce a better atmosphere. But… What is music?

Music is a combination of different sounds and notes that create a pleasant melody. There have been popular musicians in our history such as Beethoven, Mozart, Beatles, and Michael Jackson to Marshmello, Avicii, Billie Eilish, and Zedd. Music is generally created by three types of instruments; string instruments, wind instruments, and percussion instruments. 

Stringed instruments are instruments that require vibrating strings to produce a sound, hence the name. Examples of such instruments are the piano, guitar, violin, or ukulele. To play a wind instrument, a column of air needs to be blown by the player into a mouthpiece to make a sound. Examples of such instruments include the flute, trombone, trumpet, or the clarinets. Percussion instruments are sounded by being struck or beaten by the player. Drums or the xylophone are percussion instruments. Today, music can also be created by technological devices.

Why is music so important? Music is a huge part of our world today because it is beneficial for our health and mood. It has the ability to bring people together and is even a big part of religion with few exceptions. Music helps us feel a wide range of emotions and allows us to escape into an entirely different world. The ability it possesses to transform us is perhaps what makes it so special.

By: Matthew, May

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