Music Theory – How To Understand The Art Of Music
Music is the process of arranging various sounds in sequence to form a composition – typically through the factors of melody, harmony, timing, and rhythm – in time to create a specific composition. It’s one of the most universal artistic aspects of all human cultures. If you ask someone to name their favorite music, most would immediately say their favorite music is classical. This may be because classical music encompasses so many genres and disciplines from the most straightforward “easy listening” type to more complex “live performance” types of music.
There are different types of music that we could categorize into this broad area of musical taste. Some types of music would include: Opera, comedy, dramatic, instrumental, folk, jazz, R&B, rock, pop, country, classical, and hip hop. Most cultures have a preferred type of music that they listen to regularly. The most popular music sub-genres in the US include: Christian, classical, jazz, hip hop, metal, and pop/rock.
Music is an incredibly important part of human communication. In fact, music has been said to be the language of the soul. It allows us to express emotions and feelings in a way that words just can’t do. Just listening to some of today’s top music will give you insight into just how powerful music can be.