Music Has Always Existed

Published: 30/12/20

I’ve been getting into music theory lately. It’s fascinating to me that notes stacked on top of each other in certain ways tend to make us feel certain emotions.

The real head fuck appeared when I realised that all of this must have existed long before us humans did.

The thing about major, minor, suspended second, and 9th augmented 5th chords (whatever they are!) is:

None of them actually exist.

Music holds literally inexplicable magic within it.

Music theory is our crude attempt to explain that magic after the fact.

This doesn’t mean it’s not useful, it is.

But it’s not everything.

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