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Music is World-Wide
The Language of Music
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once said that “Music is the universal language of mankind.” All around the world music is played. Some places play different type of music than others and some places play different instruments than other, but in the end a C chord is a C chord.
Music is music. The sounds never change. Your favorite song is the same song half way around the world as it is when you listen to it yourself. Somewhere in France there could be a person listening to the same exact song you listen to everyday. Music isn’t exclusive to a certain place. Same with music notes. A C is still a C in Russia as it is in India. In that way, music doesn’t change.
Music is made all around the world. Some people make it with their voice. Some people make music with different types of drums and guitars. Different places around the world do come with different types of music though. Country music in the United States isn’t the same as it is in Latvia, Germany, or in any other country. The same with other genres of music like rock, pop, and rap. If you want a true example of this listen to a modern day country song and then listen to a song of the same genre but by an artist from another country. Chances are that they won’t sound the same.
Even though the sounds may be different in some country, a specific song never changes and neither do specific notes. In conclusion, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is right when he says that “Music is the universal language of mankind” because it is used and understood all around the world.
Article posted February 1, 2012 at 11:32 AM •
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This is an excellent interpretation of the words "Music is the universal language all around the world." It is the truest statement I have heard in my life. Awesome job!
Comment Posted on February 28, 2012 at 11:35 AM by
Allyssa, this is a very interesting blog. I think sometimes people don't understand how many different kinds of music there are around the world!
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