We are often talking about music, but what it really is?
Just look, what various sources tells:
"an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner"
"any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds; "he fell asleep to the music of the wind chimes"
"musical activity (singing or whistling etc.); "his music was his central interest"
'(music) the sounds produced by singers or musical instruments (or reproductions of such sounds) '
"The organization of sounds with some degree of rhythm, melody, and harmony."
[n] Vocal or instrumental sounds that express ideas and emotions through the elements of rhythm, melody, harmony, and/or color.
"The ability to use one's voice in the singing of praises and joy to the Lord for the benefit of others, or to play a musical instrument to the praise of the Lord and for the benefit of others."
Deuteronomy 31:22, I Samuel 16:16, I Chronicles 16:41-42, II Chronicles 5:12-13, II Chronicles 34:12, Psalm 150
"The gift of Music is the special ability God gives to certain members of the body of Christ to use music in a joyful and uplifting manner and, by so doing, praise & worship God."
(see Psalm 33:1-3, Psalm 100:1-2, Ephesians 5:18-20)
in Ancient Greece, "the art of the Muses" blending poetry, drama, and the visual arts with what we consider to be musical sounds (highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072491353/student_view0/glossary.html)
"The capacity to create or perform lyrics and melodies that lead others to experience, to worship, and to serve God."
These are only few opinions, but they can help make a sense about subject.
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