Suggest what is music?
Both the simple folk song and the complex electronic composition belong to the same activity, music. Both are humanly engineered; both are conceptual and auditory, and these factors have been present in music of all styles and in all periods of history, Eastern and Western.
Music is an art that, in one guise or another, permeates every human society. Modern music is heard ina bewildering profusion of styles, many of them contemporary, others engendered in past eras. Music isa protean art; it lends itself easily to alliances with words, as in song, and with physical movement, as in dance. Throughout history, music has been an important adjunct to ritual and drama and has been credited with the capacity to reflect and influence human emotion. Popular culture has consistently exploited these ...more