What is music?

  • (noun): (music) the sounds produced by singers or musical instruments (or reproductions of such sounds).
    See also — Additional definitions below

Music

Music is an art form whose medium is sound and silence. Its common elements are pitch (which governs melody and harmony), rhythm (and its associated concepts tempo, meter, and articulation), dynamics, and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture. The word derives from Greek μουσική (mousike; "art of the Muses").

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Some articles on music:

Libya - Culture
... article Culture of Libya Further information Music of Libya and Libyan literature Libya is culturally similar to its neighboring Maghrebian states ... is still alive and well, with troupes performing music and dance at frequent festivals, both in Libya and abroad ... A number of TV stations air various styles of traditional Libyan music ...
Nairobi - Society and Culture - Music
... Nairobi is the centre of the Kenyan music scene ... The genre is a fusion of jazz and Luo music forms ... became the prominent centre for East and Central African music ...
Music Therapy
... Music therapy is an interpersonal process in which the therapist uses music and all of its facets—physical, emotional, mental, social, aesthetic, and spiritual—to help clients ... needs are addressed directly through music in others they are addressed through the relationships that develop between the client and therapist ... Music therapy is used with individuals of all ages and with a variety of conditions, including psychiatric disorders, medical problems, physical handicaps, sensory ...
Bass Guitar
... the 1960s, the bass guitar has largely replaced the double bass in popular music as the bass instrument in the rhythm section ... types of basslines performed by the bassist vary widely from one style of music to another, the bassist fulfills a similar role in most types of music anchoring ... The bass guitar is used in many styles of music including rock, metal, pop, punk rock, country, reggae, gospel, blues, and jazz ...
Xena: Warrior Princess - Production - Theme Music
... Composer Joseph LoDuca wrote the theme music and incidental music, and co-wrote the lyrics for the songs in "The Bitter Suite" ... The theme music was developed from the traditional Bulgarian folk song "Kaval sviri", sung by the Bulgarian State Television Female Vocal Choir ... seven Emmy nominations for LoDuca, who won the Emmy award for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) for the Season 5 episode Fallen Angel in 2000 ...

More definitions of "music":

  • (noun): Any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds.
    Example: "He fell asleep to the music of the wind chimes"
    Synonyms: euphony
  • (noun): Musical activity (singing or whistling etc.).
    Example: "His music was his central interest"
  • (noun): An artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner.
  • (noun): Punishment for one's actions.
    Example: "You have to face the music"
    Synonyms: medicine

Famous quotes containing the word music:

    On the first days, like a piece of music that one will later be mad about, but that one does not yet distinguish, that which I was to love so much in [Bergotte’s] style was not yet clear to me. I could not put down the novel that I was reading, but I thought that I was only interested in the subject, as in the first moments of love when one goes every day to see a woman at some gathering, or some pastime, by the amusements to which one believes to be attracted.
    Marcel Proust (1871–1922)

    There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
    There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
    There is society where none intrudes
    By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
    I love not man the less, but nature more,
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    Music is either sacred or secular. The sacred agrees with its dignity, and here has its greatest effect on life, an effect that remains the same through all ages and epochs. Secular music should be cheerful throughout.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)