What Music Is Not

Although music is sometimes used to support ideas, positions, and narratives, music is not a language. It has no grammar nor meaning. It is experienced differently from one person to the next. 

Music can touch our very core and allows us to share a place in common: before, during, and after our time. Once its moment of being is done, its movement past, music does not stay long to stir us into action beyond its present. We turn to language as the agent of our change.

The Craft of Art