Fine article. I read as I was listening to the Beatles. Some years ago, I read an article by a model airplane hobbyist who put forth the notion that building was a more satisfying pastime than music, because it involved more of the senses. Even though I'm also a model builder, I did not agree. Music touches us in a way that nothing else does. I remember a bit from a book by Carl Sagan in which he notes musical instruments of some sort are some of the most commonly found things in archaeology sites pointing mankind's great need to create music.
Post by Primemovermithrax Pejorative on Jan 18, 2020 19:26:12 GMT
As someone with no musical ability besides whistling I agree that music is the first art. Music and song. It is the most primordial and affects the basic senses more than any other. It is also the least vulnerable--every other art requires various machinery and instrument but oral music does not. Oral storytelling would come after music and song.
"Learn from me, if not by my precepts, at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he who aspires to become greater than his nature will allow." Frankenstein