The language of the soul
So it is customary to talk about music precisely because it has a strong influence on the subconscious level on the area of human feelings, but it is impossible to exclude the impact on the area of the mind.
It is impossible to give one exhaustively precise definition of the phenomenon (or substance) called “music“. The material of music (from the physical point of view) is the sound arising from the vibration of a string, a column of air (the principle of wind instruments), a membrane – skin, bubble, wood, metal. And from this point of view, sounds (as well as rhythms ) are a phenomenon of nature itself.
The singing of birds and the voices of animals and people, the murmur of water.
Thus, through the generality of the sound natural environment, a connection is established with the sound nature of human speech, with the psyche, emotional world, and human physiology (it is known that rhythmic pulsation is not limited to the work of the heart, each human organ has its own vibration frequency).
Sounds of natural origin are not musical art.
Sounds, from which, as from atoms, a musical composition is composed, must have such properties as a certain pitch (the sound of nature may not have one fundamental tone), duration, loudness, and timbre.
The nature of intonations, motives, and themes, their sequence, change, less and more significant changes, transformations, contrasting comparisons (movement in time of musical structures) – make up the drama of the musical process, giving it a special artistic content and artistic integrity. In this sense, music (its form) is always a process
Music is art. Here we enter the context of social life. Music is a special kind of creative activity, craft, profession. However, the results of art (in particular music) from the point of view of “common sense” and use – do not have a utilitarian material value, as it were useless. Art is a skill, skill, skill, therefore it is inevitably associated with the concept of value, quality, and also, as a rule, with the concepts of beauty, the inspiration of the created.
The difference between musical art and other areas of non-material activity (science, politics) is the transformation of the spiritual life of society and man according to the laws of beauty, the creation of moral and spiritual values (a method of spiritual production).
The dispute about the nature and content of art in general between supporters of materialistic and idealistic aesthetics is especially difficult in relation to music since the music of all arts is perhaps the most ephemeral creation. The meaning and content of musical creation are more than a “pure form”, but this creation is not reducible to life manifestations, analogs of life situations, to human emotions, although it is indirectly connected with reality.