Sunday, 14 August 2016

Thought 294: Musical Language

As an amateur musician, I am partial to the view sometimes expressed that music is a higher language than words. 

It is for this reason that one of my favourite forms of verbal expression is poetry as good poetry shines by its musicality.

Music is somewhat less divisive than linguistic expression, also less prone to being misread and rejected, but of course music is very varied and some forms of music do offend some ears, as modern chart music does mine. 

Good music allows for an open-endedness, a nuanced expression (as the case may be), an a-political gratitude towards life and the Creator that few other mediums can replicate so well, even though the visual arts are of course very capable in capturing these elements of raised consciousness as well.