The Meaning Of Music As A Universal Language

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“Music is the shorthand of emotion.”(Leo Tolstoy) and it has been a crucial part of human evolution. Humans from every early civilization and hearths create some form of music that represents their culture and way of life, therefore, it can be concluded that music is older than the great migrations from the Africa to every corner of the world. According to the Merriam, Webster music can be described as the “science or art of ordering tones or sounds in succession, in combination, and in temporal relationships to produce a composition having unity and continuity”(music). Even though I agree with this definition that music is related to mathematics and physics, I believe music can be classified as a universal language that reaches and understands by millions and millions of people. It helps them to understand, change and express their emotions. It is the remedy for people’s sorrows and pains. I believe it is important to understand the meaning of universal language before defining how music is a universal language. According to the universal language is an “auxiliary language or any kind of expression that is used and understood everywhere”(universal language). thus, Music is a universal language because you can communicate your ideas without linguistic barriers. The reason that music is a universal language is that even though we don’t speak the different language from every part of the world we all share emotions when we hear different sounds. According to
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