I’ve thought of music as a means of changing the mind, as an activity of sounds in which the artist found a way to let the sounds be themselves. And, in being themselves, to open the minds of people to other possibilities than they had previously considered.
The purpose of music is to sober and quiet the mind, thus making it susceptible to divine influences.
I think music is an instrument. It can create the initial thought patterns that can change the thinking of people.