If we label our musical materials, ideas, or sections with the letters of the alphabet we can show how musical forms are created. T. C. N. Singh and Stells Ponniah of Annamalai University in India carried out experiments to measure the growth in plants as a result of musical sounds (see Plants, Psychic Aspects of ). Western scientists have demonstrated that ultrasonic sounds can destroy bacteria, guide ships in the dark, and weld together materials.
Particular attention was also directed toward the problem of the ultimate origin of music; and later, with the rise of Kulturkreis theories and particularly in connection with the study of musical instruments, detailed reconstructions of music diffusion from supposed basic geographical centers were attempted.
Whether the emotion is joy and happiness or sadness and despair through rhythms, harmonies and the lyrics music shows it. The song A little bit longer” by Nick Jonas is such an emotional and inspiring song that when I hear it, I always come close to tears, especially when I watch it being played live.
Ideas of music as a type of symbolism owe much to two German philosophers, Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) and Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), who brought to the theory of music a new concept, articulated by each in different ways and in divergent terms but faithful to the same principle—dynamism.
Prominent composers from this era include Guillaume Dufay , Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina , Thomas Morley , and Orlande de Lassus As musical activity shifted from the church to the aristocratic courts, kings, queens and princes competed for the finest composers.