Welcome to Mr. Kohn's Class!What is Music?
...Music is Science It is exact, specific; and it demands exact acoustics. A conductor's full score is a chart, a graph which indicates frequencies, intensities, volume changes, melody, and harmony all at once and with the most exact control of time. ...Music is Mathematical It is rhythmically based on the subdivisions of time into fractions which must be done, not worked out on paper. ...Music is a Language Most of the terms are in Italian, German, or French; and the notation is certainly not English, but a highly developed kind of shorthand that uses symbols to represent ideas. The semantics of music is the most complete and universal language....Music is
Music usually reflects the environment and times of its creations, often even the country and/or racial feeling. ...Music is Physical Education It requires fantastic coordination of finger, hands, arms, lip, cheek, and facial muscles, in addition to extraordinary control of the diaphragmatic back, stomach, and chest muscles, which respond instantly to the sound the ear hears and the mind interprets.
Music is all of these things, but most of all... Music is Art