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Founded in 1958, the Country Music Association (CMA) is the premier trade association of the Country Music industry. Representing professionals making a living in Country Music globally, the organization serves as a critical resource of support and information, honors excellence in the genre and provides a forum for industry leadership. CMA is dedicated to expanding Country Music around the world through a number of core programs and initiatives including the organization’s three annual television properties—the CMA Awards, “CMA Fest” and “CMA Country Christmas,” all of which air on ABC. The organization’s philanthropic arm, the CMA Foundation, works tirelessly to provide equitable access to music education in order to create impactful change for students and teachers across the United States.
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What Is Music?
Music is the art of combining and organizing sounds along with lyrics to create a unique composition. It includes the elements of rhythm, melody, harmony, vocal allocation, color and expression. It also consists of elements like pitch and dynamics which are characterized by their range and tonality. Music can be produced by a number of instruments and is often classified into various music genres based on their characteristics.
One of the fascinating facts about music is that it can change your perception of things around you. A recent study has shown that your brain cells are activated while listening to any kind of music. This shows that your body responds to music in a very different way than it does to other forms of art. This can be a positive or negative effect depending on the mood of the music that you listen to. For example, happy songs make you feel happier and sad songs help you correlate with the hard truths of life.
The earliest known organized melodies appeared in 7th century B.C. During this time, the Spartans used musical phrases to memorize and recite poems. Music has been a cultural aspect in human societies since that time. Music is a form of art that can convey emotions and tell stories that are unforgettable.
Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) ranked music at the lowest level in his hierarchy of the arts. He disliked wordless music and feared it would lead to irrationality, but believed that allied with poetry, it could acquire conceptual value. Friedrich Nietzsche gave short shrift to mathematical aspects of music and, like Schopenhauer, deprecated blatantly programmatic music that abounds in obvious imitations of natural sounds.