Why Do People Sing?


Secular Sanity
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Why Do People Sing? Music in Human Evolution by Joseph Jordania

Has anyone read this book? If so, what did you think?

Joseph Jordania claims that early humans developed a unique defense he calls the Audio-Visual Intimidation Display.

"My suggestion is that our ancestors turned loud singing into a central element of their defense system against predators. They started using loud, rhythmic singing and shouting accompanied by vigorous, threatening body movements and object throwing to defend themselves from predators."


I haven't read the book but I'm confident there were multiple origins, including ceremony & expressing feelings initially by shouting & screaming which led to chanting and so on.
It's natural to sing to people. It promotes joy and positivity, its fun, and as he said it gets the girls. Music makes life grow and go around. We need things to do.