The Music-Language Connection

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Language likely plays a very significant role in music; both its composition and performance. In early or pre-human communications, phonic utterances could have been musical in nature. This is hard to say, but observing primates and their “hoots” and “coos” could be a living fossil of our ancestral sing-song dialogues. Of course, it may be that it was a more monotonal verbalization that hominids first used to make a communicative action. Whichever form came first — music or language, proper — may define the origin of the other; or its inquiry may blur the line between the two. Indeed, there is a fine line between what direct communication (i.e. speech) is and what indirect communication (i.e. music via expression) is in modern culture, let alone less complex situations such as those of ancient hominids. Regardless, there is certainly a significant relation between music and language that merits discussion.

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1 Response to The Music-Language Connection

  1. You have made an excellent presentation of a perspective on a language-music relationship. Indeed, language and music are processed in the same part of the brain, and so are understood in similar ways. Nevertheless, regarding the origins of music, it amazes me what lengths evolutionists will go to make speculation and unsubstantiated claims masquerade as science. They must make convoluted arguments to support their worldview, whereas this is all easily understood if one simply accepts that God created humans separately, in His image, and that as such, humans are endowed with capacities no other creatures posses, the ability to create music among them.


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