An Insight into the World of Music
Any sound brings dynamism. Be it a metal clink or a whistle sound is perceived by varied individuals differently. Music is just a type of sound which in pleasing enough. Be it a vocal exercise or a sound coming from any instrument it will be considered a form of music if it is pleasant enough. It is an art form largely with its basis being silence and sound. It gets its definition and originality from the culture perceiving it.
Types and forms
Music cannot be easily categorized in terms of genres but sub genre and pitch classifications are here as follows:
- Classical music- the sound of the ancient world and can be divided into a few sub categories
- Orchestral music- vintage collection by age old musicians
- Opera- Originated in the Baroque era. Aims at portraying acting gestures in the form of music. It also has a few sub categories like solo instrument and vocal music
- Chamber music-small instruments are used
- Rock music –coupled with rock and roll this form has its origin in the 1950s. Elvis Presley laid the founding stone. Usage of shocking lyrics fast paced music and catered to younger audiences. It can be sub categorized into the following:
- Alternative rock
- Arena rock
- Glam rock
- Art rock
- Blues – aims at expressing emotions in an intense form. Dates back to the African origins.sub categories include:
- § Mississippi blues
- § Chicago blues
- Jazz – Second African genre .Mainly of traditional form. Sub categories include:
- Chicago jazz
- Scat jazz
- Electronics forms are also defined in this category owing to their larger range. Synthetic sounding ones are mainly accounted for.
- Folk – this musical form has the parts has traditional and revival. These music forms are indigenous towards a given culture. Anonymous listings and no specific artists.
- Country- founded by Jimmie Rodgers and similar to that of country music.
- Rhythm and blues-usage of offensive terms predominant.
- Hip Hop- inclination on bass and beats. Subcategories include Djing and Rapping.
- Reggae and Ska- A mixture of jazz and calypso. Rocksteady is the mid genre between the above two. The sub categories include:
- Early reggae
- Roots reggae
- Lovers rock
- Latin American music- mainly romance and dance numbers
- World- based on different global zones. Non-mainstream forms are mainly included.
- New age- no division needed. Self-experiencing forms are included.
Technological advancements have gone a long away in renovating the monotony prone music industry. Various syncing software along with new created instruments yield results and music coagulation previously unseen. Pro tools, Logic Audio, Bidule, and PD etc are the tools and software used by the musical scientist to yield overwhelming results.
Music is peaceful and alluring. Listening to something of our choice makes the soul feel relieved. Various mobile companies have also seen this inclination and have developed sets, which aim at maximizing the music experience. I Tunes by Apple is such an effort. Various equalizers and effects like bass improvement etc provide a lasting experience. Music also helps healing and has been used by the doctors as well. So precisely Music allows creative freedom and vitalizes the soul.
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