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For thousands of years music has been a major highlight of every culture around the world Music has been used in diverse ways ranging from worship to gods holiday celebrations to even national identity as in the case of national anthems Music is without a doubt mans best friend It is present in every scenario of human life It can be heard in the house in the car at work at the store at church even to the extent that it is used in the bathroom Its emotional influence in the lives of people has been enormous resulting in desires for glory love peace unity and many other aspects of life Over the years a wide variety of categories have emerged in the musical world ranging from symphonies to heavy metal Excuse me Heavy metal Can every style of music that has been categorized be regarded as true music One of the most controversial issues regarding music is whether or not Heavy Metal can be considered true music From my perspective and that of many citizens heavy metal is nothing but an insulting loud and pointless arrangement of instruments and vocals It should not be considered music for it fails to meet the criterion that is to be met when deciding whether something should fall into this category First let us turn to the definition of the word Music What is Music According to the definition provided by the Oxford English Dictionary 126 This leads us to two other questions what is harmony And what do we mean by expression of Campbell 2 emotions In order for a set of instruments and vocals to be considered music they must fulfill these two main characteristics Let us turn to the meaning of harmony Harmony as seen in our lives refers to the combination of elements resulting in beauty and pleasure to our senses Perhaps
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