Music is one of the most celebrated art forms in this world. This form of art uses the medium of sound for its expression. It is the synchronous repetition of sound followed by silence, which creates music. Music has some common elements that make it pleasing to our auditory senses. These elements include pitch, rhythm and dynamics. Along with these elements, sonic elements like texture and timbre are also included. While pitch is responsible for harmony and melody, the concepts of tempo, articulation and meter are associated with rhythm. These elements are essential for creation of any form and kind of music.
The word music is coined from the Greek word ‘mousike’. It literally means ‘art of the Muses’. The evidence of practicing music has been found since pre-historic ages. The practice of music is being continued till date. However, currently the scope of music has expanded a lot more. It includes not only producing musical works and their criticism but also includes the study of music and its history along with its aesthetic dissemination.
Music as well as its various aspects like definition, performance, creation along with significance varies greatly with the cultural and geographic diversities. The range of music is huge. This range includes compositions that are strictly organized, as well as improvisations to aleatoric forms. This huge spectrum has resulted in the creation of genres as well as subgenres in music. Music can be enjoyed in any possible form like live performances and concerts or the recorded versions as well.