My most recent “moment of true happiness” came when I recovered my “stereo mix” on my computer (which somehow had been deleted by an update)
Now I can broadcast music again and make other people happy when they like my music. As an old musician, there was nothing more gratifying than be able to bring people into a better state of mind, as expressed by their applause of approval.
Music is a true international natural language. We all seem to share an affinity to certain soundwaves when placed in a correct emotional code.
One example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4ksM27dVfs
or this wonderful inspiring video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zfgFfC5kOs
and one of my all time favorites: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcAkEl6AV5Y
Not true at all, like any language music divides people based on their tastes and you get others who ridicule and belittle you for what you like to listen to. It’s not an international language, there is no such thing. Playing what some like can also entail causing others to hate you because they seriously don’t enjoy it. I would think a musician would know that.
Oh, yes, good musicians know that and take care when composing. As with any art form good and bad music divides people by their tastes and affinity to certain variations. Some like to close their eyes and listen, while others want to see the spectacle of a Rock concert, complete with fireworks and smashing instruments in fits of rage.
But all living things respond to sound waves, either positively or negatively. When the sounds are harmonious and executed with skill and understanding, it leads to an emotional experience, which can be shared by peoples all over the world.
Why is it that in Japan classical music is a big favorite? Western classical is completely different from far Eastern music forms, yet, many great classical musicians come from Japan and even China. (see my signature line below)
An experiment proved this. Two cloned plants were placed in separate but identical environments. In one environment they played a constant stream of Heavy Metal music, and in the other room a constant stream of Classical music.
The plant in the HM room failed to thrive and grew away from the speakers as far as possible, whereas in the Classical room, the plants thrived and grew toward the speakers and some even placed their leaves against the speakers, a clear demonstration that in nature, some harmonies seem to be conducive to the organism’s relationship to their environment.
The word harmonious has a much deeper implication than just in the arts. You may want to look up the various definitions of the word harmony to understand the concept of harmony.
Noun 1. harmony - compatibility in opinion and action
harmony - compatibility in opinion and action ≡ harmoniousness
↔compatibility - capability of existing or performing in harmonious or congenial combination
↔congruence, congruity, congruousness - the quality of agreeing; being suitable and appropriate
2. harmony - the structure of music with respect to the composition and progression of chords harmony - the structure of music with respect to the composition and progression of chords ≡ musical harmony
↔music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
↔harmonisation, harmonization - a piece of harmonized music
↔four-part harmony - harmony in which each chord has four notes that create four melodic lines
↔preparation - (music) a note that produces a dissonant chord is first heard in a consonant chord; “the resolution of one dissonance is often the preparation for another dissonance”
↔resolution - (music) a dissonant chord is followed by a consonant chord
3. harmony - a harmonious state of things in general and of their properties (as of colors and sounds); congruity of parts with one another and with the whole ≡ concordance, concord
↔order - established customary state (especially of society); “order ruled in the streets”; “law and order”
↔peace - harmonious relations; freedom from disputes; “the roommates lived in peace together”
↔comity - a state or atmosphere of harmony or mutual civility and respect
↔accord, agreement - harmony of people’s opinions or actions or characters; “the two parties were in agreement”
4. harmony - agreement of opinions ≡ concordance, concord
↔agreement - the verbal act of agreeing
5. harmony - an agreeable sound property
↔sound property - an attribute of sound
↔harmoniousness, consonance - the property of sounding harmonious
≠dissonance - disagreeable sounds
The word “chord” itself has application in science and mathematics.