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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesPhilosophy · 1 decade ago

What would life be like without music?

No music charts

No music in films

No musicals

No music on tv (even not on commercials)

No ringtone for phones

No music festivals/gigs

No music whatsoever...

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  • 1 decade ago
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    It wouldn't be so bad, it's just a matter of getting used to it. Music is a relatively new invention.

    People have been living without music for most of their history. First instruments were only invented 2500 years ago, and even then they were more annoying than soothing.

  • 1 decade ago

    What would life be without music? The world would be a very quiet place. Music is in many ways the fabric of our lives and the definition of society. It is a reminder of how things once were, an indication of how things are, and a view of where society is headed. Music is a direct reflection of the picture of society. Music can be a way to deliver messages, a poetic medium, a fine art, or nothing more than a source of entertainment. No matter what it is used for, music is the perfect art and our lives would be that much less complete without it that life as we know it would not at all be the same without music. Music is the perfect art. It has movement, because it progresses over a set period of time. All musical works have a beginning and an end. However, music does not restrict the audience in the way that movies or graphic art does. The listener can create whatever image she or he wants to when listening to music. It is an art that appeals to the conscious mind, but the best music also appeals to the subconscious. No thought is required to enjoy good music, though it is often thought inspiring. Instrumental music does not bind the listener into a fixed template in the way that literature and poetry do: the reaction to music is

    Source(s): http://www.directessays.com/viewpaper/96221.html (this is not my work i just got it from the site )
  • 1 decade ago

    Extremely dull! Just come home from a friends house where my daughter has piano and singing lessons, and is learning how to kinesthetically conduct a junior choir! She is also studying for a choral scholarship.

    Our friends are ALL musical, she sings, plays piano and clarinet and teaches music at my daughters High School, he is Director of Music and Choirmaster at a local Minster, and teaches singing and piano, their son also sings, plays piano and saxophone, their eldest daughter is head of music at another nearby High School.

    We would certainly not have the same quality of life without music!

  • 1 decade ago

    Well, I think that life without music would be unimaginable. Music has become an inseparable aspect. Music is like a vast sea in which emotions are filled. Life would be monotonous! boring! There would be no dancing. Everything would be flat. Life cannot be visualised without music bcoz we are so much attached to it.

    Source(s): SELF!
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    life would not be life......people would be walking around like zombies holding other things instead of mp3z n ipodz in their hands .......everyone would be boored n the whole world will turn into a graveyard where there will be no sound n only darkness and silence......

    u forget 2 mention about dance.......without music there will be no dance.....cauze music makes us dance 2 its tunes.....n all the movies will not remain movies but like recordings of real life in a camera n just telecasting tat

    most of the singers in this world will turn into beggers or even worse cauze tatz wht they r good at

    life would become hell or it would become like a dry leaf which fell 4rm the tree n is getting either crushed by someones feet or forced by the wind to go 2 places where it doesnt want 2 go

  • 1 decade ago

    This question was already answered by Don McLean in American Pie: "this'll be the day that I die"

    "A long, long time ago...

    I can still remember

    How that music used to make me smile.

    And I knew if I had my chance

    That I could make those people dance

    And, maybe, they’d be happy for a while.

    But february made me shiver

    With every paper I’d deliver.

    Bad news on the doorstep;

    I couldn’t take one more step.

    I can’t remember if I cried

    When I read about his widowed bride,

    But something touched me deep inside

    The day the music died.

    So bye-bye, miss american pie.

    Drove my chevy to the levee,

    But the levee was dry.

    And them good old boys were drinkin’ whiskey and rye

    Singin’, "this’ll be the day that I die.

    "this’ll be the day that I die."

    Did you write the book of love,

    And do you have faith in God above,

    If the Bible tells you so?

    Do you believe in rock ’n roll,

    Can music save your mortal soul,

    And can you teach me how to dance real slow?

    Well, I know that you’re in love with him

    `cause I saw you dancin’ in the gym.

    You both kicked off your shoes.

    Man, I dig those rhythm and blues.

    I was a lonely teenage broncin’ buck

    With a pink carnation and a pickup truck,

    But I knew I was out of luck

    The day the music died.

    I started singin’,

    "bye-bye, miss american pie."

    Drove my chevy to the levee,

    But the levee was dry.

    Them good old boys were drinkin’ whiskey and rye

    And singin’, "this’ll be the day that I die.

    "this’ll be the day that I die."

    Now for ten years we’ve been on our own

    And moss grows fat on a rollin’ stone,

    But that’s not how it used to be.

    When the jester sang for the king and queen,

    In a coat he borrowed from james dean

    And a voice that came from you and me,

    Oh, and while the king was looking down,

    The jester stole his thorny crown.

    The courtroom was adjourned;

    No verdict was returned.

    And while lennon read a book of marx,

    The quartet practiced in the park,

    And we sang dirges in the dark

    The day the music died.

    We were singing,

    "bye-bye, miss american pie."

    Drove my chevy to the levee,

    But the levee was dry.

    Them good old boys were drinkin’ whiskey and rye

    And singin’, "this’ll be the day that I die.

    "this’ll be the day that I die."

    Helter skelter in a summer swelter.

    The birds flew off with a fallout shelter,

    Eight miles high and falling fast.

    It landed foul on the grass.

    The players tried for a forward pass,

    With the jester on the sidelines in a cast.

    Now the half-time air was sweet perfume

    While the sergeants played a marching tune.

    We all got up to dance,

    Oh, but we never got the chance!

    `cause the players tried to take the field;

    The marching band refused to yield.

    Do you recall what was revealed

    The day the music died?

    We started singing,

    "bye-bye, miss american pie."

    Drove my chevy to the levee,

    But the levee was dry.

    Them good old boys were drinkin’ whiskey and rye

    And singin’, "this’ll be the day that I die.

    "this’ll be the day that I die."

    Oh, and there we were all in one place,

    A generation lost in space

    With no time left to start again.

    So come on: jack be nimble, jack be quick!

    Jack flash sat on a candlestick

    Cause fire is the devil’s only friend.

    Oh, and as I watched him on the stage

    My hands were clenched in fists of rage.

    No angel born in hell

    Could break that satan’s spell.

    And as the flames climbed high into the night

    To light the sacrificial rite,

    I saw satan laughing with delight

    The day the music died

    He was singing,

    "bye-bye, miss american pie."

    Drove my chevy to the levee,

    But the levee was dry.

    Them good old boys were drinkin’ whiskey and rye

    And singin’, "this’ll be the day that I die.

    "this’ll be the day that I die."

    I met a girl who sang the blues

    And I asked her for some happy news,

    But she just smiled and turned away.

    I went down to the sacred store

    Where I’d heard the music years before,

    But the man there said the music wouldn’t play.

    And in the streets: the children screamed,

    The lovers cried, and the poets dreamed.

    But not a word was spoken;

    The church bells all were broken.

    And the three men I admire most:

    The father, son, and the holy ghost,

    They caught the last train for the coast

    The day the music died.

    And they were singing,

    "bye-bye, miss american pie."

    Drove my chevy to the levee,

    But the levee was dry.

    And them good old boys were drinkin’ whiskey and rye

    Singin’, "this’ll be the day that I die.

    "this’ll be the day that I die."

    They were singing,

    "bye-bye, miss american pie."

    Drove my chevy to the levee,

    But the levee was dry.

    Them good old boys were drinkin’ whiskey and rye

    Singin’, "this’ll be the day that I die."

  • 1 decade ago

    I can't say for sure because in my life, music has always existed. Besides music can be made with any noise.

    Source(s): me brain, dammit.
  • 1 decade ago

    Maybe something else would be considered music... maybe silence IS music..it's all up to the imagination, we would eventually created even in our minds.

  • 1 decade ago

    life would be boring. but as someone else said, music is everywhere. your mind would just create music, as someone elses mind created it years ago. it wouldnt stay dead for long. considering our population of music lovers, id say itll take about 3 seconds.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    people would probably be talking in monotonous voice (as music _is_ a rise and fall of pitch, etc)

    phones would just vibrate, or one long ring (toooooooooooot)

    people are going to look silly doing this \m/

    britney will probably stick to making babies.

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