Unique Musical Forms
Each faith community develops a unique musical voice – instrumentation, rhythms, melodies. From drums to the muezzin call to prayer to bells and to cantors, music quickly establishes and maintains member connection. So recognizable that just a hint and followers feel the call.
Because musical formats are so tightly linked with their spiritual experiences, members often resist any attempts to introduce changes. It can feel like toying with the faith practice itself. Introducing guitars into the Catholic liturgy back in the 60’s created lots of discomfort, but eventually the church found ways to accommodate a variety of preferences. Musical roots run deep.