"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious." - Albert Einstein
Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:42 AM
Humans have been playing and listening to music since the dawn of time, so what makes it so appealing ?
TIME Magazine said:
If making music isnít the most ancient of human activities, itís got to be pretty close. Melody and rhythm can trigger feelings from sadness to serenity to joy to awe; they can bring memories from childhood vividly back to life.
"From an evolutionary point of view, however, music doesn’t seem to make sense. Unlike sex, say, or food, it did nothing to help our distant ancestors survive and reproduce."
Read more: http://science.time..../#ixzz2QoTN1ISy
I disagree. Music is still helping people to reproduce. It also fosters group cohesiveness which in primitive environments may have been crucial to survival. Personally, I can't live without it. I can't play a note but I have been fascinated by music since my early teens and over the years I have had equipment and media to store and reproduce music in every format available. I have some means to play music in every room and carry an ipod everywhere I go. I like nearly all kinds and am always open to something new.