13 Facts About Music


Music is generally defined as the art of arranging sound to create some combination of form, harmony, melody, rhythm or otherwise expressive content.

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Music is played in public and private areas, highlighted at events such as festivals, rock concerts, and orchestra performance, and heard incidentally as part of a score or soundtrack to a film, TV show, opera, or video game.

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Music often plays a key role in social activities, religious rituals, rite of passage ceremonies, celebrations, and cultural activities.

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Music was an important part of social and cultural life in ancient Greece, in fact it was one of the main subjects taught to children.

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Music was an important part of education, and boys were taught music starting at age six.

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Music that makes heavy use of randomness and chance is called aleatoric music, and is associated with contemporary composers active in the 20th century, such as John Cage, Morton Feldman, and Witold Lutoslawski.

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Music is composed and performed for many purposes, ranging from aesthetic pleasure, religious or ceremonial purposes, or as an entertainment product for the marketplace.

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Music is experienced by individuals in a range of social settings ranging from being alone to attending a large concert, forming a music community, which cannot be understood as a function of individual will or accident; it includes both commercial and non-commercial participants with a shared set of common values.

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Music theory is the study of music, generally in a highly technical manner outside of other disciplines.

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Music has been used for entertainment, ceremonies, rituals, religious purposes and for practical and artistic communication.

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Music therapy is an interpersonal process in which a trained therapist uses music and all of its facets—physical, emotional, mental, social, aesthetic, and spiritual—to help clients to improve or maintain their health.

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Music therapy is used with individuals of all ages and with a variety of conditions, including: psychiatric disorders, medical problems, physical disabilities, sensory impairments, developmental disabilities, substance abuse issues, communication disorders, interpersonal problems, and aging.

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Music has long been used to help people deal with their emotions.

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