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Music can be compared to language in some respects. It combines easily with actual language, it also speaks a language of its own. It is called universal language. Music has its organizing factors of rhythm, melody, harmony, colour, and form. Language also has those elements. Music has its own alphabet of seven letters. Language has also alphabet consisting of some letters. 

In case of the English language, there are twenty six letters of the alphabet for example. Each of these letters represents a note, as in language certain letters are complete words in themselves. Several words of a language form a phrase, and several phrases make a complete sentence. The same thing is true of music. Measured music corresponds to poetry, and the old unmeasured song might be compared with prose. A note of music generally implies a certain harmony, In modern music the notes take the form of actual chords. 

So, a chord in music, it may be said, is similar to a word in language. The relationship of modern music to free verse is quite apparent. Modem concepts of impressionism, expressionism, Cubism, and futurism are found in language. They are also found in music. Language and music are analogous. 


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