The words of Shahrokh Kiavash, a singer and legend of Iranian musicians, about those who are interested in the history of music
Where did music come from?
Even in that age, when there was no moving creature on earth, the world was not silent. The waves of the mountain hit the huge rocks. The wind blew in the shoots and the sound of water coming in contact with the rocks and pebbles made a pleasant sound. Later, animals appeared on the ground and began to talk to each other with sounds, and the birds began to sing as the morning dawned.
But these sounds cannot be called music. Music is only for those people. Because only human beings are adorned with the ornament of knowledge, it is with the help of music that human beings express their inner emotions. Music is more than just sounds and noises. Music is one through the conscious expression of human beings.
What made man invent music? How did man discover that the play of sounds could express and translate his soul and emotions? Thousands of years ago, almost from the time of the advent of music until now, human beings have been researching and pondering on this issue. Even early humans tried to find an answer to this question. They could not justify the magical nature of music except by saying that it is a gift from God.
Each nation has told the story of this kindness and forgiveness in a special way along with legends and stories. It can be said that all different nations and tribes have made such stories for themselves and have passed them on to each other for thousands of years.
The Greeks praised Hermes for giving thanks to music. But Hermes was the god of commerce and merchants, and we think it is unlikely that he could deal with music, but it should not be overlooked that he was also the courier and messenger of other gods.
Certainly he was on a mission by Abu Manesh, Zeus, and his beloved Maya, when he set out on a turtle bowl while touring the Mediterranean coast, stepping on a tortoise bowl. The first instrument, the Lear, was created.
The Chinese were already familiar with music. Four thousand five hundred years ago, a powerful king named Haunek T. ordered the invention of music and made the chirping of birds and the whisper of streams the practice of the wise men of his country.
In Japan, one day the goddess of the sun became angry and crawled to her shelter. When an eclipse occurs, people turn to very old songs.
A North American tribe believes that the music was performed by a deity named Tskani-Puka, and it is believed that he built a bridge of turtles and whales that the sun rises to when singing and playing.
The Abyssinians also have a god in the form of a dove, and according to them, this god taught them to read and write and gave them music.
In Germanic mythology, the Heaven Medal has a giant trumpet buried under the tree of life, and whenever it is sounded, the Day of Judgment will begin, and on that day he will take refuge in all singers and musicians, and as himself He has also been a musician and singer who will intercede for them.
In this way, all the ancient nations of history and fiction mixed music with the creation of stories and legends, even in the Middle Ages it was thought that music was invented by Yubal, the son of Cain.
On the other hand, because music was considered a gift from the gods, it was used as a means of approaching the gods and supernatural forces. By resorting to it, on the one hand, they removed the wounds and evil spirits from their eyes, rejected death and disease, and warned against atmospheric revolutions and fires, and on the other hand, prayed for the mercy of the gods, rain, blessings and fertility of their fields. .