I love music... not music per se but also what it is able to reveal. Most people appreciate music of some form and depending on where you are brought up, what kind of music you are being exposed to, when you are listening to it and how you perceived it, you know you like certain kind of music. Perhaps not all kinds, but undoubtedly, you'll like either classical, pop, new age or easy listening. I don't have to write a review on all that. It's foregone conclusion to each individual. … more
Music is fantastic stuff. It's a form of art and language which has broken every boundary mankind ever conceived. It has the power to tap into your deepest corners of mind, heart, and soul, as escapism or powerful reminders of events. It comes in many different forms, and exists everywhere.
Music is an art form whose medium is sound. Common elements of music 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".
The creation, performance, significance, and even the definition of music vary according to culture and social context. Music ranges from strictly organized compositions (and their recreation in performance), through improvisational music to aleatoric forms. Music can be divided into genres andsubgenres, although the dividing lines and relationships between music genres are often subtle, sometimes open to individual interpretation, and occasionally controversial. Within "the arts", music may be classified as a performing art, a fine art, and auditory art.
To many people in many cultures music is an important part of their way of life. Greek philosophers and ancient Indian philosophers defined music as tones ordered horizontally as melodies and vertically as harmonies. Common sayings such as "the harmony of the spheres" and "it is music to my ears" point to the notion that music is often ordered and pleasant to listen to. However, 20th-century composer John Cage thought that any sound can be music, saying, for example, "There is no noise, only sound." According to ...