OLALEYE, O.A and Olufemi, O and Ogunjimi, M.O. and ADEYEYE, A.O and Olalekan, O.A. (2019) MUSIC: THE MEDIA AND GUARDIAN-SPIRIT OF HUMANITY. Technology Journal; NCITJ, 1 (1). pp. 154-167.

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Humanity and music are inseparable and through a deep consciousness of musical mode presentation, music touches people’s deepest feelings and beliefs about life. Humans by their nature are spiritual beings. They are also superstitious and they project their identities and consciousness into nature through music. Music plays an important role as the main form of media entertainment, recreational and sources of pleasure and satisfaction. During ceremonies and festivals, music provides an excellent media of expression by means of interacting and communicating with one another and the ancestors. It is used to summon people to meetings, welcome visitors, praise, warn, signal danger, advertise articles, and announces the death of king or important personality. This study digs deep into the usefulness of music to humanity across human existence from cradle to the grave. The study traces how music has fascinated the people of all culture; Williams Shakespeare, Greek Philosophers, Aristotle and Plato, Romans and Modern science. Music can suggest and affect our state of mind. But the reason for this is very mysterious. The main aspects of music which influence humans are discussed in the characters of the features of music; rhythm and physical movement, melody and emotion, intensity and culture phenomenon. Given the growing internationalism of music and the corresponding imperative for musical knowledge among humanity, this article reflects on the overridden influence of music to man’s spirit and explore the worth and essence of music to humanity.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
M Music and Books on Music > MT Musical instruction and study
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Art
Depositing User: Mr Taiwo Egbeyemi
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2021 10:57
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2021 10:57

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