Topics: Music, Musical instrument, Learning Pages: 3 (931 words) Published: October 25, 2013
 Music is part of the global society and it plays a vital role in education, without it life would be a mistake. Music can be played in various instruments such as the guitar, piano, drums, brass instruments and many more. Listening to music can lead to a tremendous relaxing effect in our mind, body and soul. Therefore, the benefits of music education are it exposes you to cultural history, enhances teamwork skills and increases the capacity of your memory. Firstly, music education is like the Chinese, it also has rich culture and history. Well, Western musical history was first studied back to the middle of the 18th century. Giovanni Battista Martini is one of the Italian Musician. He published a three volume history titled ‘Storia della musica’ (History of Music) between 1757 and 1781. (Jones and Andrew, 2001) Another Italian Musician, Martin Gerbert also published two volumes history of sacred music titled ‘De cantu de musica sacra’ in 1774. Gerbert followed this work with a three volume work ‘Scriptores ecclesiastici de musica sacra’ containing significant writings on sacred music from the 3rd century onwards in 1784. (Jones and Andrew, 2001) On the other hand, at the early years of China Empires, according to Mencius, a powerful ruler once asked him whether it was moral if he preferred popular music to the classics. The answer was that it only mattered that the ruler loved his subjects. Then, the Imperial Music Bureau, first established in the Qin Dynasty (221–207 BC), was greatly expanded by the emperor Han Wu Di (140–87 BC) and charged with supervising court music and military music and determining what folk music would be officially recognized. (Jones and Andrew, 2001) In subsequent dynasties, foreign music had become one of the strongest influenced to the development of Chinese music. (Jones and Andrew, 2001) These are the culture of music and the people nowadays deserve to know about it, and also have to make sure these histories and cultures...
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