What Does Music Mean?

Music is never about anything. MUSIC JUST IS. -Leonard Bernstein

When you hear a song, do you think the meaning of it or do you just prefer to feel it? Does music have a meaning? Can any artwork have a meaning? The answer is both yes and no but why? So let’s try to explain it.

I will give you an example for this that is from young people’s concert (I will share the link end of the writing)  Do you know Overture to William Tell? what if I say the song that covboy’s movies have? Yes, when I say you its name most probably you couldn’t know it but then I came with its meaning that we gave it. But it is not about covboys or horses etc. Actually Rossini didn’t know anything about westworld as Leonard Berstein said. So why do we have that idea, it’s because of combining of notes with an harmony and rhythm. Music can only have a meaning in a musical way. 

I said combining the notes because they should be put together so that we can feel the song. For instance when I write here ‘elephant’ you will have an idea like what its color or how its look like etc. whereas when I say a musical note you can’t do the same thing. That’s why in all design work for all artwork one single element is not enough. Combining them in a way makes that composition alive actually.

In conclusion, don’t try to figure out a design work in a meaningful way, it can has lots of meaning or not. So just try to feel it.

(I also recommend you to watch this video then you can get what I mean more clearly)

 

 

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