Music is both an art form and cultural activity whose medium is sound organised in time. The most important elements of music are pitch, rhythm, and dynamics, as well as the quality of timbre and texture.
Types of music differ from others as they emphasize, omit or de-emphasize some of these aspects. Music is performed by using instruments and vocal techniques; sometimes instruments and vocal techniques are used together, sometimes separately.
The definition of music varies according to culture and social context. Indeed, over the years, different styles of music have been criticised as ‘not being music’ due to social and cultural beliefs.
Many are the types of music including popular music, traditional music, art music, religious music and chanteys. As well as this, this discipline ranges from very organised compositions to improvisational music.
Music can be divided into genres, and genres can be categorised in subgenres. Within the art, music is related to performing art, fine arts ie auditory arts.
In many cultures, music is an important part of people’s everyday life, as it is at the base of religious or ritual passages, social activities or cultural activities.
The music industry consists of individuals who create songs and musical pieces, people who perform music, persons who record music and individuals who manage and organise concert tours.
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