Music Is Common Sense
Throughout history, music has played a significant role on one’s knowledge from birth to adulthood. You don’t need to be a musician or know how to read and understand music to know how music operates. With a large majority of the world playing or at minimum listening to music, one can say it is as common as reading a book or knowing how to swim. We all listen to music and have that general knowledge on how music affects our emotions. Science has proven that music affects mood. Just think about how you feel when you listen to your favorite song? How about a sad song? Or even songs about break-ups? If you can simply create a beat by tapping a pencil on your lap then you can learn the basics of music development.
Music lessons are not just beneficial to enrich our minds and performance skills, but it also comes in handy in our day-to-day situations. Music can calm people, make them aggressive, or stimulate the mind. A classic example would be the famous Mozart Effect, where participants who listen to classical music performed better on written tests. Music literacy should be a goal for all learners at any age. “The theory of the roots of equations seemed hard for centuries within its little world of real numbers, but it suddenly seemed simple once Gauss exposed the larger world of so-called complex numbers. Similarly, music should make more sense once seen through listeners’ minds” (Irving Fine).
Taking the time to commit to private lessons to gain the proper music education has proven beneficial on many levels, not only in advancing the brain but keeping an elevated mood. Music is common sense for everyone who listens.
Interested in learning music in the Atlanta, Alpharetta, Milton, or Roswell Areas? Come visit North Fulton School of Music where we teach private music lessons as well as Theory of Music. We teach lessons in piano, guitar, bass, voice or singing, strings (violin, viola, cello), brass, woodwinds (like saxophone or clarinet), percussion (drums) and much more. We will make learning music as easy as learning your 1, 2, 3s!
Source: Music, Mind, and Meaning by Marvin Minsky from Computer Music Journal, Fall 1981, Vol. 5, Number 3
For more information, please go to: http://web.media.mit.edu/~minsky/papers/MusicMindMeaning.html