Native and Celtic Music

The world of instrumental music is so spontaneous and dynamic that no classification is considered to be accurate, thereby making it difficult for novices to choose an appropriate subtype to listen to in the beginning. Most commonly, instrumental music reminds people of classical symphonies or songs played by a certain instrument such as a piano, guitar or violin. However, that is not the entire picture. Let us explore some new facets of instrumental music – for example the “world music”.

Unlike the regular instrumental songs, which have their composers, world music has been orally descended from one generation to another. The creators of this music come from different countries and they essentially bring the nature and essence of their hometown in their hearts; transferring the same into their songs and rhythms. This also means that the instrumental composition so created is a reflection of the culture and tradition of that particular place. This kind of music can also be called “traditional music”.

The musical instruments used for the songs also play an important role in helping you to determine which country’s culture and spirit you’re listening to. For example, the drum. Drum is popular and well-known throughout the world and it appears in almost every kind of music: you can find drum in pop songs, rock, instrumental or traditional music. Native American drums are equally popular among the Natives as well as the non Indian people. They have been used over the years by Natives to interact with the higher power or the Great Spirit thus signifying a spiritual role in their lives.

One finds strong and spiritual rhythms in this kind of music which are known to generate feelings of courage, bravery and strength in the audience. As the life of a Native is all about rocks, mountains, rain, trees and totem spirits, the same is reflected in their music.

If you find yourself interested in ancient cultures, you may want to try Celtic music as another choice besides the drum songs of Native Indians. Celtic music can be easily found in the sections of drum, flute or harp. Celtic music can bring you amazing joy and vigor to start a new energetic day since their rhythms are strong and varied. These rhythms can draw a picture of local Celtic fair on the hill or a plain caravan on a fine sunny day in your mind.

On the other hand, some Celtic instrumental songs may also reflect specific characteristics of the culture like totem spirit and the love for nature. You will typically find quiet, rhyming lullabies in mysterious forests and whisper of the winds etc. in Celtic instrumental songs.

Hence, traditional music or “world music” refers to a forgotten world of spirituality, full of love for the Earth, homeland and its people. Time has come to appreciate the beauty of traditional music and increase efforts to preserve it for future generations.