Introduction to Music
Painting Architecture Literature Music Sculpture
Cooking Sewing Masonry Carpentry Etc.
Skill which results in the creation of beauty and order and/or serves as a type of language.
Background Music Muzak
Rhythmic Balance in Melody
Tempo fast slow
Strings Brass Woodwinds Percussion
Art Song or Lied
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 40 in g minor, K 452 Minuet (3rd mvt.)
While all of the preceding information is important to better understand what music is, the most important test for music is not how well constructed it is, but how well it communicates with the listener. The ability of the artist to better communicate usually grows as their skill and experience increases and as they are affected and tempered by life’s experiences.
The arts transcend lifetimes and eras because they deal with the soul of man, his feelings, ideas, and ideals. Having an awareness of and cultivating an appreciation for the arts is important as they will enhance the quality of one’s life.
All things return to dust
Save beauties fashioned well.
Outlives the citadel.
The gods, too, die alas!
But deathless and more strong
Remains the sovereign song.