Music has long been a part of human life, and there are countless instances of it in every culture. Its uses range from rituals, geriatrics, psychotherapy, advertising, and more. No one has ever disputed the need for music, and its role in the human psyche. While some argue that music is simply a tool to help us move through our day, it also has been recognized for its ability to convey emotion. Feel free to call at any time.

The term "music" translates into Greek as "spirit." Historically, the word has been used to describe anything that is practiced under the auspices of the Muses. Although the definition of "music" in modern times has not been as well defined as it once was, it is clear that it includes everything from simple folk song to complex electronic composition.

Some of the most memorable moments in musical history have come from live performances. This is evident in the dozens of rock concerts that have taken place in stadiums. But for many, these shows are mere spectacles.

Another milestone in the history of music was the invention of the electronic musical instrument. These machines enabled composers to record sounds directly, without having to depend on a traditional interpreter. As a result, composers had access to a vast palette of sound.

A new generation of filmmakers is learning the art of genre breakdowns and docu-portraits. With updated technology and a trove of archival materials, the making of a music doc is becoming easier and more accessible. In the end, however, not all music documentaries are created equal.

The greatest music doc of its time, in my opinion, was Alan Jay Lerner's Newport Folk Festival movie. The film was filmed in 1963, at the festival where Bob Dylan made his debut as a superstar. This documentary features a variety of great performances from a number of artists. You may be surprised to learn that Murray Lerner actually witnessed Dylan betraying his "folk" audience by playing loud rock and roll.

On the other hand, the most important piece of information to know about music is that it is an amalgamation of many different elements. One example is the "Eureka!" moment when two indie rock singers discovered each other, resulting in a hit single. Similarly, the "musical masterpiece" that occurred at the beginning of a Rolling Stones concert at the Beacon Theater was a deeper cut of "Rockin' It."

Moreover, the most notable of all was the ecstatic possibilities of music. While this may not have been realized in ancient Greece, it is a well-known fact that in the 21st century, all cultures recognize the ecstatic potential of music.

To give you a brief overview of the history of music, I'll cover some of its most famous genres. Among these are Western, Asian, and Oceanic music. If you are interested in more details, you can read about Chinese, Japanese, and African music.

The most important thing to remember is that music is something that permeates every human society. Unlike other arts, it lends itself to alliances with words, movement, and physical action.