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Music was born in order for people to express their inner most emotion of which language could try to but not fully describe In having this ability to express raw emotion I believe music is a form of language Speech expresses passion only by means of the ideas to which the feelings are linked as if by reflection Musical sound and gesture reach the heart directly without any deviation Music cannot be metalingual because a song cannot say specifically what the language in music is I believe that this shows that music has mostly an emotive function rather than a connotative one A song can move a listener to be sad but the sadness wasnt demanded from the song The listener infers his or her own feelings from the song For example the song cannot say Feel sad now but can imply that sadness is being felt It is not possible by the listener to express in words what music means The listener can say what the music means to him or her or how certain techniques were used but cannot know what the music is saying exactly or what the meaning of the music is It is also very difficult to write about emotions that are not described by conventional words For example when I write music I am trying to convey a feeling that I cannot describe I can only ascribe these feelings to other more familiar things Such as a dream in which nothing seems to correlate but the feeling that everything there belongs It is only possibly to relate music by imitation and symbols that express emotional life Music is directed toward the pure soul of an individual and contains vagueness only the listener can interpret A lightning bolt streaks down from the heavens and a few seconds later thunder shock waves of sound resonate the air These sound waves stimulate and vibrate ones eardrums
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