Music As A Universal Language


Besides love…Music is the one thing that every culture has in common. Who has ever listened to a song in a different language? Did you want to get up and dance, or did it make you cry, or did you find yourself in complete awe?  Music is a universal language!  It should be noted, that when it comes to language, the flow and tempo of the words speak to you. The melody makes a statement in the pattern of the rhythm and the sound of the lyrics. The pitch and dynamics affect your emotions.  The harmonic timbre paints a pallet of sound like a myriad of rainbows. The low notes of the bass, the high notes of the trumpet, the warmth of a pipe organ triad and the gliss of the guitar strings move you. The listener can’t help but become intrigued by the various expressions of the art of music.  Whether it’s a Djembe player from the Congo or belly dancing music from the Middle East, or Koto strings from China, the musical language is speaking to you. If it’s Irish traditional music or American Negro spirituals or Brazilian samba, the music is talking to you.  No matter if it’s Reggae, Disco, Salsa, Electronic, Hip-hop, Classical, Bluegrass, Military Brass, Punk, Soul, Opera or Gospel, it will move you. It will speak to some fundamental source that’s in all of us. When you travel the world, one of the many things you experience besides food, culture and dress is music! It’s interesting to watch how people communicate with each other through music; whether its in the hotel lobby, street corner musician or a specialty performance.  You need not know the words or whether the players are famous or if it’s most popular-you listen and taste the art. The music impresses onto you and you take notice that you are in communication with this different sound canvas.  A child can easily remember a melody, even before learning to count. Music is natural. It is core to our being. Dancing, and singing is fundamental to our existence.  Music touches the heart, stimulates the brain, and soothes the soul. No matter what culture, race, or religion…everyone can communicate through the universal language of music~

Listen to

2 visitors online now
0 guests, 1 bots, 1 members
Max visitors today: 3 at 02:06 am UTC
This month: 32 at 12-10-2017 12:12 pm UTC
This year: 57 at 10-05-2017 01:48 pm UTC
All time: 57 at 10-05-2017 01:48 pm UTC