1. The art of music
Music is the art of sound as a means of expression, depicting life and expressing human sentiment. Music is abstract, it does not show the full details of the general description, but it gives us a feeling, a strong interest and a rich association. Abstraction of music is associated with human imagination.
Music is a deep emotional voice, it goes directly to the human heart and can not be expressed in words. The art of music has a great impact on the emotional education. Expressing the progressive ideas of the times. It contributes actively to the development of society.
In short: The art of music is the art of expressing human emotion with the human and the sound life, the art that takes place in time, the moving art, the art of the senses. It is always attached to people and requires direct human expression. These basic features are distinct when compared to the art of literature, visual arts ...
2. The origin of music
Compared to other arts, finding the source of the music is more difficult. Sculpture can be based on archaeological sites to prove the existence of a cultural center. Many painters find pictures in the cave to find out about their predecessors. Thanks to the writing, we enjoy the literature, the masterpieces of poet writers thousands of years ago. The writing style was only about 1000 years old and the recorder was perfected in the twentieth century. But it is not so that people can not find out the origin of music and the ancient music of the ancestors. Thanks to the archaeological relics of sculpture, painting ... we know the shape of rudimentary instruments and conjecture their way of performing (decorative patterns on the bronze drum have the figure dancing together with a rudimentary musical instruments), based on folk songs that can be considered their source.
When discussing the origin of music there are many different opinions: There are opinions that music available in nature such as streams, birds singing, winds ring and humans mimic those sounds that create music. It is suggested that music is created by the divine. According to Greek mythology, Apolong is the god of light and the god of music. On the ancient paintings often depict Apolong with golden lute. In ancient China, there was a legend that there was a phuc named Phuc Hy who one day dreamed of five celestial stars in the corn field, and set up five phases: the bow, the spear, the lion, the dancer.
The concept of music is merely a mimicry of nature, a one-sided concept, a simplification of music, and a denial of the creative role of man. The concept of music created by the gods is an idealistic concept because of insufficient scientific basis to understand the origin of music.
Actually music came out very early when people were still in primitive times. It is said that along with the appearance of the voice, music also appears. It has long been recognized that there is a similarity between music and voice. The melody is not like a voice but still "speaks". This is because there are a few general emotion principles for tone in voice and in music. In melody as well as in speech, the upward movement often expresses the rise of emotion, while the downward trait expresses tenderness, while the flat motion expresses the calm progression of emotion, The wide jumps represent a momentum of flight of emotions.
Voice is the basis for the formation of melody (high line) in music. We can compare the voices of the Vietnamese and the voices of the Europeans to see how clearly voices affect the structure of the melody. The voice of the Vietnamese is a multi-tone language with accent marks, so in melody songs there must be a harmonized structure that matches the accent of the lyrics. And in Europe there is no accent, so the songs do not have to follow the rules. In a country with many different ethnic groups, there are different folk songs that are suitable with the local dialect of their own country.
In the rhythmic aspect of music with the rhythm of the movements, human gestures are also correlated. Rhythm in many cases express anxiety, agitation, rhythm break and reverse the expression of anxiety, embarrassment, rhythmic and steady drilling to be stable and calm. Along with the musical tone of the music also derived from the rhythm of labor, is the basis to create rhythms in music. At first it was only the trumpets to unify the work of many people, then gradually became rhythmic rhythm of the music. Human rhythms such as breathing, heartbeat, and walking also have a significant influence on rhythm formation in music, especially when