Beauty is an object, person, or an idea that creates a feeling of pleasure or satisfaction. Beauty is found in many everyday things such as nature, art, literature, and music. The most beautiful of all of these is music. Music is beautiful in a way that nothing else can be. Music is beautiful because it makes the listener have pleasure and satisfaction while listening to it, but it also leaves the composer with pleasure and satisfaction from writing it. Some ways that music is beautiful are that the listener can relate to the lyrics, the composer can express their feelings through the lyrics, and a song can tell a story.
Music has been a way for people to express their feelings and tell a story for thousands of years. One genre of music that holds this to be true is rap. Rap is common for being a way of expressing ones feelings through song. Not only does rap express one’s feelings but it is also known for a way of rappers to tell either the story of their life or the story of the lifestyle from where they grew up. Rap proves music is beautiful because of the satisfaction and pleasure it gives to the composer and nothing is more beautiful then someone being satisfied.
I see no changes all I see is racist faces
misplaced hate makes disgrace to races
We under I wonder what it takes to make this
one better place, let’s erase the wasted
Take the evil out the people they’ll be acting right
’cause both black and white is smokin’ crack tonight
and only time we chill is when we kill each other
it takes skill to be real, time to heal each other
And although it seems heaven sent
We ain’t ready, to see a black President, uhh
It ain’t a secret don’t conceal the fact
the penitentiary’s packed, and it’s filled with blacks
But some things will never change
try to show another way but you stayin’ in the dope game
Now tell me what’s a mother to do
bein’ real don’t appeal to the brother in you
You gotta operate the easy way
“I made a G today” But you made it in a sleazy way
sellin’ crack to the kid. ” I gotta get paid,”
Well hey, well that’s the way it is. (Shakur)
Another example of music expressing feelings and telling a story is music from the 1960’s. During the 1960’s, America had a lot of conflict with communism and was at war with Vietnam. The general public was not happy with the way the American government was dealing with the pressure of communism. The way people felt influenced them to write songs about peace and no war. The music from this time period was about peace and loving. Most songs were about politics and that America should pull out of Vietnam. Musical artist expressed their feelings about America’s involvement in the war and sang about the corruption of the government at the time. Music in the 1960’s is another example of how people can express their feelings through music.
A composer expressing his or hers feelings is only one way that music is beautiful. Music is also beautiful because it can bring people together and give people a common interest. Music has been known to make people who have conflict with one another put aside their differences and get together in peace. Nothing is more beautiful in this world then conflict and fighting to come to an end and enemies becoming friends. Because music has that power, it makes it the most beautiful thing in the world.