The human race has been heavily influenced by music for centuries. Therefore, it’s safe to say that music has a massive impact on our lives – it’s literally with us almost always. Many people have different reasons why they listen to music; some say it causes intense emotion and overwhelming joy within them, others also describe it as a source of comfort zone where they can be in their own little chambers alone to meditate about their lives without any interference. Most people also attach spirituality to music, as a form of communication between them and their objects of worship. Generally, we can all agree that the power of music has never and will never be underestimated.
The first recovered piece of recorded music was found in 800 BCE. It was written in cuneiform (denoting or relating to wedge-shaped characters) and was a religious hymn. It should be noted that cuneiform is not a type of musical notation. By 700 BCE there are records of songs that include vocals with instrumentals.