Musicians and composers have been bringing music to the masses throughout history. Can you appreciate the classical masters without a musical education?
What do the notes mean? The late philosopher J.O. Urmson held strong opinions on the difference between resemblance and representation in music.
Bethooven and Mozart knew what research has just rediscovered: Creativity flows when you’re away from your instrument of choice.
Experience, philosophy, and research have repeatedly supported the value of music education for child learning and brain development. Historically, however, music has often been excluded from public education.
It’s difficult to say when music began. We can find references in various religious texts to singing and making music. We see evidence in cave paintings that depict people dancing. In order to define precisely when music began, one would have to go back much further than the parameters of recorded human history.