The One Language you Need to Learn

(It’s not English. Or Spanish. Or Chinese)

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Music is a language?

Yes, if you define “language” as “a method of human communication.”

Why learn music?

In some sense, music does not need to be taught. We all have an instinctive grasp of it, to some degree or another.

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Music can change the world

Scottish politician Andrew Fletcher once said:

Let me make the songs of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws.

What he meant, of course, is that it’s far more effective to influence people’s hearts through music than to try to control their outward behavior through laws.

Musical innovation is full of danger to the State, for when modes of music change, the laws of the State always change with them.

And there is more than something to that.

Music can change the world.

…and it has.

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Music can reach the unreachable

Boston Phil conductor Benjamin Zander once described in a TED talk the effect that piano music had on street kids who were learning conflict resolution.

Music can help you learn faster

Music has been used to teach and remember facts, figures, and other academic subjects for years.


Music can help you make a lot of new friends

What should you learn about music?

You don’t have to have perfect pitch, or earn a PhD in musicology, but a good place to start would be learning how to read music. A basic understanding of rhythms and harmony helps as well.

Learning Music Benefits

Learning music can help you to increase your sensitivity: auditory, social, and otherwise. It can improve your mind and unveil secrets of an entire world that has been right under your nose all this time.

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