What is music?

  • (noun): An artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner.
    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
... guitar has largely replaced the double bass in popular music as the bass instrument in the rhythm section ... 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 bass guitar is used in many styles of music including rock, metal, pop, punk rock, country, reggae, gospel, blues, and jazz ...
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 to improve or maintain ... 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 impairments ...
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 ... In the 1970s, Nairobi became the prominent centre for East and Central African music ...
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 ... TV stations air various styles of traditional Libyan music ...
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): Musical activity (singing or whistling etc.).
    Example: "His music was his central interest"
  • (noun): Punishment for one's actions.
    Example: "You have to face the music"
    Synonyms: medicine
  • (noun): (music) the sounds produced by singers or musical instruments (or reproductions of such sounds).
  • (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:

    So gladly, from the songs of modern speech
    Men turn, and see the stars, and feel the free
    Shrill wind beyond the close of heavy flowers,
    And through the music of the languid hours,
    They hear like ocean on a western beach
    The surge and thunder of the Odyssey.
    Andrew Lang (1844–1912)

    ... the majority of colored men do not yet think it worth while that women aspire to higher education.... The three R’s, a little music and a good deal of dancing, a first rate dress-maker and a bottle of magnolia balm, are quite enough generally to render charming any woman possessed of tact and the capacity for worshipping masculinity.
    Anna Julia Cooper (1859–1964)

    Nothing separates the generations more than music. By the time a child is eight or nine, he has developed a passion for his own music that is even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes.
    Bill Cosby (b. 1937)