Music is everywhere.Music is the universal language. Every race and culture in human history has experienced music in one form or another. From the simple clapping of hands and the singing of a melody to the act of playing instruments, music is linked to our history our present and our future.
Depending on how one defines music, you could say that everything in the universe has music within it. Music can be defined as the organization of sounds (vibrations) in time.
So it is no longer just the obvious birds and whales and other animals that can make music, but also down to the microscopic scale, the vibrations of a cell or an atom can be considered music of a sort.
Some even believe that the universe itself is simply one huge symphony, sending vibrations across time and space.
Technology determines music.Despite the variety of sounds that could be called music and despite the many different animals, cultures, and time periods music has existed in, for virtually all of musical history there has been a common link. Music was always an active and present experience. If you wanted to hear music you had to either play it yourself or go listen to someone else perform.
Five major music inventions in the last 100 years-- the phonograph, radio, home recording, the walkman, and digital music --have in turn affected the musicians, the society, and the personal experience of how one listens to music.