Music is a form of expression and creation that can be found across every continent inhabited by humans and non-humans alike. Singing, a form of non-instrumental music, is used by many living beings on our planet. Humans and animals alike, such a whales, frogs, birds, mama pigs, etc, use singing to express emotions from joy to deep sadness, court a potential lover, tell stories, and communicate with offspring. Humans also use instrumental music in our creative expressions. Music can be used to inspire someone to action, be it a social cause or product promotion. It is an integral part of various human cultures and can be a universal connector while also representing our beautiful cultural differences.
Some types of instrumental and a cappella (vocal only) music are used in specific ceremonial and traditional settings, such as shamanic rituals, traditional dances, and spiritual/religious contexts, while other forms of music are played on a daily basis for the simple enjoyment of listening. Music can be used to express common themes of the human experience, such as love, loss, grief, anger, excitement, celebration, jealousy, etc.