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:

Bass Guitar
... the bass guitar has largely replaced the double bass in popular music as the bass instrument in the rhythm section ... 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 harmonic framework and laying down the beat ... 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 ... 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 ...
Libya - Culture
... Main article Culture of Libya Further information Music of Libya and Libyan literature Libya is culturally similar to its neighboring Maghrebian states ... The tradition of folk culture 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 ... Nairobi 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 ... In some instances, the client's needs are addressed directly through music in others they are addressed through the relationships that develop between the client ... Music therapy is used with individuals of all ages and with a variety of conditions, including psychiatric disorders, medical problems, physical handicaps, sensory impairments, developmental ...

More definitions of "music":

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

Famous quotes containing the word music:

    As polishing expresses the vein in marble, and grain in wood, so music brings out what of heroic lurks anywhere. The hero is the sole patron of music.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    If music in general is an imitation of history, opera in particular is an imitation of human willfulness; it is rooted in the fact that we not only have feelings but insist upon having them at whatever cost to ourselves.... The quality common to all the great operatic roles, e.g., Don Giovanni, Norma, Lucia, Tristan, Isolde, Brünnhilde, is that each of them is a passionate and willful state of being. In real life they would all be bores, even Don Giovanni.
    —W.H. (Wystan Hugh)

    I’ve come close to matching the feeling of that night in 1944 in music, when I first heard Diz and Bird, but I’ve never got there.... I’m always looking for it, listening and feeling for it, though, trying to always feel it in and through the music I play every day.
    Miles Davis (1926–1991)