The Philosophy of Music

Music is the creative art of arranging various sounds in sequence to form a musical composition typically through the components of tone, melody, pitch, timing, and rhythm. It’s one of the oldest universal artistic forms of human civilizations. Music that is considered “good” or “classical” typically originates in pre-Christian Europe. For example, classical music often features figures like Donizetti, Allegri, Berdi and Baryshnikov. Examples of these types of music can be heard in almost any form of contemporary music, ranging from pop songs to orchestras.


Music and the process of creating it have been a subject of debate throughout history and across cultures. Some scientists believe that there is a significant link between music and memory. Musical styles have evolved across different cultures over time due to regional preferences. The influence of classical music across many cultures has been immense, resulting in the creation of some of the most beloved genres in the world, such as classical, New harmonic, and folk music.

Today, many people from all walks of life enjoy the benefits of music. Many classical composers find their music therapeutic and even spiritually enlightening. In fact, many scientists have found a connection between musical notes and mathematical equations. For example, mathematician Michael Bernard Beckwith studied the mathematics of pitched sounds and came up with a theory that music can aid brain activity by triggering different types of neural networks. This led him to suggest that musicians experience “induced sound,” whereby the notes of a musical instrument activates parts of the brain associated with hearing and memory.