Innovation and Music: Their Mutual Importance

The World In Song

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Music has a great power: the power to affect our minds. Music can make a person feel sadness or joy, provoke inspiration or deep thoughts. This power is the reason why music can be the root of innovation. I know that I personally am more inclined to think up new ideas while listening to music. However, this is actually a mutual relationship: Just as music is important to innovation, innovation is of equal, if not greater, importance to music.

If there had never been innovation in music, where would all the variety that exists today be? Would we be stuck forever with instruments such as trumpets and violins? Granted, these are beautiful instruments, but it can be a bit redundant to have all music consist of the same instrumentation. Instruments such as the saxophone and the electric guitar have each revolutionized music…

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