What is Music?
Definitions of Music:
"Music is Organized Sound" –Edgar Varese
Music is the organized vibrations of air molecules converted into specific signals by the brain
Anatomy of Music
The air molecules generated when making music are rapidly converted by the brain into the many different parts of music:
All Cultures Have Music Dating Back to Ancient Civilization
There was music before there was civilization
One of the earliest known human flutes: 35,000 years old
Discovered in 2008 in the Hohle Fels cave in the Ach Valley near Ulm, Germany. Made from the wing bones of a vulture.
Neanderthal Flute: Music from 45,000 years ago?
Neanderthals co-existed with humans until Neanderthals became extinct between 25,000 and 45,000 years ago. This bone fragment with two complete holes and two portions of holes is believed to be a flute that plays the diatonic scale (do, re, me, fa). This suggests that music has been part of the human – and human-related – brain since the dawn of our species.