Jazz: Music for the People

  Music is created for a variety of reasons but its most important function is the expression of emotion. Of feeling. No form of music better exemplifies this than jazz. The Origin of Jazz Jazz was established in the late nineteenth century, although its roots go back much further. Developed largely in the city of…

Music as Therapy

  Music has long been known as a source of pleasure, an idle pursuit bringing joy and beauty to the world. Recently, music has been discovered to have another function, therapy for mental and physical ailments. Music for the Mind and Body Psychologists have been utilizing music in therapy designed to eliminate stress and anxiety.…

The Neanderthal Flute

  One might think the oldest instrument ever located would be some form of drum. A primitive percussion instrument, requiring little technology to create and less skill to play. In truth, the oldest known instrument is far more complex. More than 40,000 years ago someone in present-day Germany carved a flute out of bone. Complete…