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Why Do We Have Music In a world full of universal truths the public majority cares not to distinguish between which ideas are truly acknowledged the world round and which are just fabrications Meyer According to Leonard B Meyers article in The Journal of American Medical Association there are no existing universal truths in the many ideas of music and its theories However music by itself is universal because music is a prevalent tool in all cultures of the world Weinberger Being universal music has sprung from many aspects of human development in individual countries The process of evolution proposes the idea that musics original purpose was to aid in sexual selection Biomusicologists have made it feasible that females were attracted to males who made music thus causing the non- musical males to be less likely to reproduce In short we have music because to be human is to be musical Weinberger Understanding why evolution brought music into existence it is evident that its original purpose is outdated in most cultures This raises a seemingly simple question What good is music today Such a question facilitates a much more complex answer Music affects people in an array of fashions Music is crucial to the psychological effects it has on humans This entails the induction and modification of cognitive states moods and emotions Likewise music plays an imperative role in development whether the specifics pertain to religion social and intellectualacademic growth or physical development including the measurement of well being from an unborn stage neonatal all the way through adolescence Influencing adolescents through rock music Michael Scully a priest president of Thomas More Prep-Marian High School and author of a series of reflections for young people on modern music The Message of Rock states that Its music is one key to their becoming psychologically healthy people Allen Using music to offset class discussion Scully found that he was better able to
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