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The Complete Definition Of The Music

The Complete Definition Of The Music

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 ==== ====Love Music ? Check This Website For More Infowww.buymusiconline.themoneyclubsite.com ==== ====Music Portal Music is a form of art that involves organized and audible sounds and silence. It is normallyexpressed in terms of pitch (which includes melody and harmony), rhythm (which includes tempoand meter), and the quality of sound (which includes timbre, articulation, dynamics, and texture).Music may also involve complex generative forms in time through the construction of patterns andcombinations of natural stimuli, principally sound. Music may be used for artistic or aesthetic,communicative, entertainment, or ceremonial purposes. The definition of what constitutes musicvaries according to culture and social context. If painting can be viewed as a visual art form, music can be viewed as an auditory art form. Allegory of Music, by Filippino Lippi Allegory of Music, by Lorenzo Lippi Contents 1 Definition 2 History 3 Aspects 4 Production 4.1 Performance 4.2 Solo and ensemble 4.3 Oral tradition and notation 4.4 Improvisation, interpretation, composition 4.5 Composition  //  [edit] Definition as seen by [http://www.FaceYourArt.com] Main article: Definition of music
 See also: Music genre The broadest definition of music is organized sound. There are observable patterns to what isbroadly labeled music, and while there are understandable cultural variations, the properties ofmusic are the properties of sound as perceived and processed by humans and animals (birds andinsects also make music). Music is formulated or organized sound. Although it cannot contain emotions, it is sometimesdesigned to manipulate and transform the emotion of the listener/listeners. Music created formovies is a good example of its use to manipulate emotions. Greek philosophers and medieval theorists defined music as tones ordered horizontally asmelodies, and vertically as harmonies. Music theory, within this realm, is studied with the pre-supposition that music is orderly and often pleasant to hear. However, in the 20th century,composers challenged the notion that music had to be pleasant by creating music that exploredharsher, darker timbres. The existence of some modern-day genres such as grindcore and noisemusic, which enjoy an extensive underground following, indicate that even the crudest noises canbe considered music if the listener is so inclined. 20th century composer John Cage disagreed with the notion that music must consist of pleasant,discernible melodies, and he challenged the notion that it can communicate anything. Instead, heargued that any sounds we can hear can be music, saying, for example, "There is no noise, onlysound,"[3]. According to musicologist Jean-Jacques Nattiez (1990 p.47-8,55): "The borderbetween music and noise is always culturally defined--which implies that, even within a singlesociety, this border does not always pass through the same place; in short, there is rarely aconsensus.... By all accounts there is no single and intercultural universal concept defining whatmusic might be." Johann Wolfgang Goethe believed that patterns and forms were the basis of music; he stated that"architecture is frozen music." [edit] History as seen by [http://www.FaceYourArt.com] Main article: History of music See also: Music and politics Figurines playing stringed instruments, excavated at Susa, 3rd millennium BC. Iran NationalMuseum. The history of music predates the written word and is tied to the development of each uniquehuman culture. Although the earliest records of musical expression are to be found in the SamaVeda of India and in 4,000 year old cuneiform from Ur, most of our written records and studiesdeal with the history of music in Western civilization. This includes musical periods such asmedieval, renaissance, baroque, classical, romantic, and 20th century era music. The history ofmusic in other cultures has also been documented to some degree, and the knowledge of "worldmusic" (or the field of "ethnomusicology") has become more and more sought after in academic
circles. This includes the documented classical traditions of Asian countries outside the influenceof western Europe, as well as the folk or indigenous music of various other cultures. (The termworld music has been applied to a wide range of music made outside of Europe and Europeaninfluence, although its initial application, in the context of the World Music Program at WesleyanUniversity, was as a term including all possible music genres, including European traditions. Inacademic circles, the original term for the study of world music, "comparative musicology", wasreplaced in the middle of the twentieth century by "ethnomusicology", which is still considered anunsatisfactory coinage by some.) Popular styles of music varied widely from culture to culture, and from period to period. Differentcultures emphasised different instruments, or techniques, or uses for music. Music has been usednot only for entertainment, for ceremonies, and for practical & artistic communication, but alsoextensively for propaganda. As world cultures have come into greater contact, their indigenous musical styles have oftenmerged into new styles. For example, the United States bluegrass style contains elements fromAnglo-Irish, Scottish, Irish, German and some African-American instrumental and vocal traditions,which were able to fuse in the US' multi-ethnic "melting pot" society. There is a host of music classifications, many of which are caught up in the argument over thedefinition of music. Among the largest of these is the division between classical music (or "art"music), and popular music (or commercial music - including rock and roll, country music, and popmusic). Some genres don't fit neatly into one of these "big two" classifications, (such as folk music,world music, or jazz music). Genres of music are determined as much by tradition and presentation as by the actual music.While most classical music is acoustic and meant to be performed by individuals or groups, manyworks described as "classical" include samples or tape, or are mechanical. Some works, likeGershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, are claimed by both jazz and classical music. Many current musicfestivals celebrate a particular musical genre. There is often disagreement over what constitutes "real" music: late-period Beethoven stringquartets, Stravinsky ballet scores, serialism, bebop-era Jazz, rap, punk rock, and electronica haveall been considered non-music by some critics when they were first introduced. [edit] Aspects as seen by [http://www.FaceYourArt.com] Main article: Aspects of music The traditional or classical European aspects of music often listed are those elements givenprimacy in European-influenced classical music: melody, harmony, rhythm, tone color or timbre,and form. A more comprehensive list is given by stating the aspects of sound: pitch, timbre,loudness, and duration.[1] These aspects combine to create secondary aspects includingstructure, texture and style. Other commonly included aspects include the spatial location or themovement in space of sounds, gesture, and dance. Silence has long been considered an aspectof music, ranging from the dramatic pauses in Romantic-era symphonies to the avant-garde use ofsilence as an artistic statement in 20th century works such as John Cage's 4'33."John Cageconsiders duration the primary aspect of music because it is the only aspect common to both

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