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Is music the most important form of art?

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Started: 5/30/2015 Category: Music
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anapat960

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No, it is not. There is no definitive 'most important form'. Every art form is important. They all play a role in society and are all equally important. Paintings, for example, are windows into the past. Without them we would know very little of how people lived hundreds and even thousands of years ago. It is unfair to classify music as the most important form, as it plays different roles in peoples lives. Some people may not even like music. It has different importance to different people, so how can we measure music as being the most important?
thekingof300

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While i agree every form of art is important, the question at hand is "is music the MOST important?", because of that i only have to prove its slightly more important than the other art forms for it to technically be the most important.

The thing about music is that it appeals to such a wide range of people. Sure, like you said it may not appeal to everyone, some people might not even like music. I myself didn't like music for a couple of years, but I've gotten back in touch with it. Music is everywhere, you dont go a whole day without hearing it, its become almost a background noise to our society, so much so that in a lot of ways we've started taking it for granted.

I'l give you 4 reasons why music is more important than any other art form

1. Its everywhere, in your car, in movies, tv shows, videos, art exhibits, its an art form so universal that it even appears in other art forms.

2. Its a much larger industry than any other art form and provides jobs to millions of people world wide

3. It can have a very strong effect on your mood, as it can be calming, frightening, energizing, it can produce almost any emotion. it has the ability to effect people to a scale that other art forms cannot.

4. Music is the most universal art form, appealing to the most amount of people, or atleast being available to the most amount of people. It doesn't try to create a facade of superiority like paintings or sculptures do.

I will say this about your claims about paintings. First of all, we dont know what we know about how people lived in the past due to paintings, we know it due to other stuff, like manuscripts and books, a painting is never the primary source for a historical theory, at most its used to provide support to what people learned through reading manuscripts and other primary resources. Secondly, although yes music plays different roles in people's lives so does every art form, no art form plays the same role in every person's life, that argument is pointless. Your argument about people might not liking music can as well go for every other art form as well, there is nothing in the planet that is liked by everyone. What i will say about paintings and sculptures is that for the last like 80 years its become extremely avant garde, rather than caitering to everyone, its being more and more selective and has alienated casual fans with its air of self importance and superiority. Paintings and sculptures were never art forms that were free to everyone, they were always restricted to the top few, only those with the most wealth can own any famous art pieces, and that has always been the case. Whereas music has been the art form of the people, everyone has almost unlimited access to all music ever produced, if you want to own a certain piece of music it only costs a dollar on the itunes store.
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