It is unlikely that any human society has denied itself the excitement and pleasure of music. Like cave painting, the first purpose of music is probably ritual – appeasing a nature spirit or accompanying a rite of passage. But losing oneself in rhythmic sounds with other people is an easy form of intoxication. Rhythm, indispensable in dancing, is also a basic element of music. It is natural to beat out the rhythm of the dance with sticks. It is natural to accompany the movement of the dance with rhythmic chanting. Dance and music begin as partners in the service of ritual.
Music lurks in the corners of everyday life. Hollow objects make notes when struck. Reeds and bamboos and shells whistle and moan when one blows into them (and sometimes even when the wind does). Anything stretched tight goes twang when plucked – an increasingly familiar sound once hunters have bows and arrows (from about 15,000 years ago). And the human voice has a delightful ability to go up and down at will.
Music is a game waiting to be played.
If you are a muso, or just absolutely love the power of music, embrace this magic with these stunning earrings! The studs are handmade from sterling 925 silver and are the classic ‘treble clef’ – the symbol of music. The earrings have an easy sterling silver ‘butterfly’ fastening. The measurements are as follows:
1.2cm long (rod length)
These would make a very unique addition to your earring collection 🙂
If you have any questions feel free to ask!
Happy buying 🙂