The style’s West African pedigree is evident in its use of blue notes, improvisation, polyrhythms, syncopation, and the swung note. India has one of the oldest musical traditions in the world—references to Indian classical music are found in the Vedas, ancient scriptures of the Hindu tradition. The earliest and largest collection of prehistoric musical instruments was found in China and dates back to between 7000 and 6600 BC. The “Hurrian Hymn to Nikkal”, found on clay tablets that date back to approximately 1400 BC, is the oldest surviving notated work of music. This is most commonly done by computers, keyboards, electric guitars and disk tables. They can mimic traditional instruments, and also produce very different sounds.

  • According to a study on musical tempo an increased tempo increased the speed in which people preformed simple tasks.
  • In the Classical era, solo performers and singers improvised virtuoso cadenzas during concerts.
  • Genres of music are determined as much by tradition and presentation as by the actual music.
  • Some of these are ambiguous, as they can be used either as a tool or a musical instrument.
  • People can listen to music on CD’s, Computers, iPods, television, the radio, cassette/record-players and even mobile phones.

Plato valued music in its ethically approved forms; his concern was primarily with the effects of music, and he therefore regarded it as a psychosociological phenomenon. There is a host of music classifications for non-Western music, many of which are caught up in the argument over the definition of music. Among the largest of these is the division between classical music (or “art” music), and popular music (or commercial music – including non-Western styles of rock, country, and pop music-related styles). Some genres do not fit neatly into one of these “big two” classifications, (such as folk music, world music, or jazz-related music).

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Evolutionary scientists say human beings may have developed a dependence on music as a communication tool because our ancestors descended from arboreal species — tree-dwellers who called to one another across the canopy. There are 6 versions of Franz Schubert’s “Die Forelle” (“The Trout”), simply because when friends asked him for copies of the song, he wrote out new copies to the best he could remember at the time. The Ocarina, a musical wind instrument, is also known as the Sweet Potato.

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Music is used in many ways to improve and enhance the lives of people. It is meant to be consumed, whether it is by the listener, performer, or composer. It is a way to translate feelings and desires that are sometimes difficult to express using language.

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Since the 2000s, the increasing popularity and availability of Internet forums and YouTube “how-to” videos have enabled many singers and musicians from metal, blues and similar genres to improve their skills. Many pop, rock and country singers train informally with vocal coaches and singing teachers. A performance can either be planned out and rehearsed —which is the norm in classical music, with jazz big bands and many popular music styles–or improvised over a chord progression , which is the norm in small jazz and blues groups. Rehearsals of orchestras, concert bands and choirs are led by a conductor.

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One of the most recorded artists is Asha Bhosle, an Indian singer best known as a playback singer in Hindi cinema. Timbre, sometimes called “color” or “tone color” is the quality or sound of a voice or instrument. Timbre is what makes a particular musical sound different from another, even when they have the same pitch and loudness. For example, a 440 Hz A note sounds different when it is played on oboe, piano, violin, or electric guitar. Even two instrumentalists playing the same note on the same instrument may sound different due to different ways of playing the instrument (e.g., two string players might hold the bow differently).

In Ancient Greece the Muses included the goddesses of music, poetry, art, and dance. The results of the study showed that student’ IQ scores improved by 8-9 points and lasted for minutes. 3 And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders. No one could learn the song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth. Since its inception in 2017, the All About Music has filled the gap in India’s calendar of music industry conferences and B2B networking events by engaging attendees through discussions around innovations and advances in the business of music. Acting as the gateway to the Indian market for the global community.