Origin and Evolution of Music, Words, and Language.

Origin and Evolution of Music, Words, and Language.

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The evolutionary function of music is language.

CyberPlayGround NetHappenings©1989“Music is Language, Language is Music” ~ Karen  Ellis

Interdisciplinary Connections between Language, Music, Evolution, and Reading

EVOLUTIONARY SCIENCE SHOWS THE INTERSPECIES ROOTS OF LANGUAGE
  • This is how and why we develop PERFECT PITCH
  • WHY DO CHILDREN SING? — THE ANSWER
  • Listen to Human SILBO Whistle Language
  • Hear Piraha sung speech
  • Hear: WHALE Whistle Hear Humpback Chorus
  • Hear A Mexican Whistler

BIRDS, BEES, WHALES, DOLPHINS, GORILLA, BONOBO, LION ALL HAVE LANGUAGE.

INTERSPECIES ANIMAL LANGUAGE:
Interspecies Language Evolution From Whistling to Speech. Other species that communicate with each other use clicks, whistles, song and gestures.

HAND CLAPPING AND HOOTING
You can imagine that the clapping and hooting you hear in the audience is one of the last vestiges of gestures we still have as evolution propelled us towards a species that became a group to use speech / language.

DRUM LANGUAGE

Ancient Text Messages of the Yoruba Bata Drum – Cracking the Code.
The analysis draws the direct links between what is spoken in Yoruba, how Yoruba is transformed in to the coded language (ena), how ena prescribes the drum strokes and, finally, how listeners (and which listeners) extract linguistic meaning from what is drummed.

DRUM LANGUAGE – AMERICAN VIRGIN ISLANDS
When Twi is drummed, the resulting drum language is called ayan.

The Drummer – Talking Drums

The term ‘2nd line march,’ originates in the New Orleans African American/creole traditional funeral processions.
The first line in the procession is the family of the deceased, and the band marches along in the second line.

The Etymology of the word JAZZ 
It is characterized by blue notes, syncopation , swung note , call and response (music) , polyrhythms, and improvisation.

The 2nd Line March beat, as it relates to timing in Irish tradition starts with the origin of jazz mostly in the New Orleans and the Mississippi River delta. Western classical music out of Europe usually plays out in simple time (a single time signature and rhythm) jazz time is rooted in an import from Africa. A Simultaneous juxtaposition and interaction of two different rhythms, simultaneously. In the case of the 2nd line march beat, the simultaneous playing of 4/4 and 3 against 2.

The pattern is  ^two times, at the same time^
6/8 rhythm, and  4/4 over the top.
“THAT is jig timing!!

Polyrhythms The Late Great Mali Master Drummer (Djembe Fola) Aruna Sidibe w/ Brulye Dounbia in Mali

RHYTHM and ABSOLUTE TIME – WHERE DOES IT COME FROM?
The Science of Why Using Music to Teach Children Works.

The Gesture – Before words you will use your hands. Baby Sign Language. The movement of your hand. The sound. Even the way we represent animals is cultural.

The value of play is found in the work of Speech, Clapping, jumping, and circle game rhymes which use the tactile pathways and help wire the brain for higher thinking and reading skills.

National Children’s Folksong Repository – the value of children’s oral culture – clapping hands and speech.

  • Structure exposes the evolutionary roots of language.
  • Scientists Report Finding a Gene for Speech
  • How do babies begin to acquire language?
    Rhythmic patterns underlie the human language. How children learn the meanings of words. Grammer is hard wired. Letters are shaped that way for a reason. Rhythm and pitch give the meaning.

By 6 months of age
infants develop a map in the auditory cortex of the phonetic sounds in the native language their mother or caretaker speaks.
Depending on the language they either will or will not develop perfect pitch.

  • Toddlers Understand Complex Grammar

LANGUAGE structure may reveal more about human origins than vocabulary.

WHY should links exist between music and language?
Some researchers think that the two might have a common evolutionary origin.

Literacy — Origin of Words, Language Evolution

THE NEW PEDAGOGY AN INTERDISCIPLINARY MODEL

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