We start off drumming fingers out of pure boredom and the next thing you know, somebody’s humming along. Add in a heartbeat or a whistle and we’re making music. Maybe but we’re trying. Look around. Music is in everything, especially us. We’ll use anything available or invent a new one. Believe it or not, there is a song in you.
Primitive Musical Discovery fulfilling needs of the heart
It would seem that Primitive music has always been here. No one can say for sure just when, where or how people first started making music. It undoubtedly stemmed from the very things we do today to amuse ourselves. Tapping a foot or clapping hands have always been a means of passing the time, slap happy on our knees in syncopation. Perhaps your style is desktop pencil tapping.
Music’s connection with our emotions has had men singing and dancing in celebration, in worship, at work, in battle and in love for as long as anyone can recall. Be it some primitive tribe dancing around a firelight drumming messages across the jungle or an inner city child’s first experiment with a stick and a tin can, primitive music will always play a part. Primitive Music is music created without organization, meaning maybe the lack of equipment or education or intentional purpose or merely improvisational.
The world as we know it today carries an array of still practiced primitive music, both in cultural activities and daily life. The ceremonial long horns of Tibet
are a prime example, centuries in this primitive spiritual performance along with their bowls and gongs art
. All music is spiritual, it’s meant to please the senses, stir emotion. The need is there, in our soul. There is no style or form, nor any reason for it except the form of music itself in that it comes from the heart and the mood will be satisfied at all costs.
I don’t know about you but I hear music in most anything that makes a sound. I guess that’s why the railroad became so popular in the music of modern times. That lonesome wailing reminds us all that we’re only human and we’ve the need to feel. What better way is there to express emotion than in song? We can imagine or send any message we choose and get away with it. Musical voices can even break glass. Usually, it’s merely for ourselves because we can.
Throughout history, we’ve used just about anything to amuse ourselves. Any reason, any sound, anything goes in the name of telling and showing how we feel. All we need is a little rhythm. A simple daily conversation or a letter from home become lyrics. A child’s laughter or an old man’s cries pf pain are cherished song in the hearts and minds of many.
Pain, hurt and sorrow, or gladness, joy and excitement, anger, madness and insanity, whatever you’re quest, there’s a need to matter, a reason to be heard, a point to be made.
There is no limit. Why would there be? Music is certainly one of our greatest achievements. The possibilities are endless and we prefer it that way. Create a style of your own or use one known. Be yourself and tell the world what it’s like in there, out there, over there, down there, or up there. Imagine it, love it and live it. Sing a song. You’ve nothing better to do. Now you know why we’re so curiously into it. This is the good stuff.
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