Music (from the Greek noun μουσική, mousike; "art of the Muses") is the product of the art of conceiving and producing, through the use of special instruments or the voice, an organized succession of sounds that are pleasing to the ear. More technically, music consists in the organization of sounds, noises and silences over time and space.
It is art as a complex of practical rules suitable for achieving certain sound effects, which are able to express the interiority of the individual who produces the music and of the listener; it is science as a study of the birth, evolution and analysis of the intimate structure of music . The generation of sounds occurs through singing or through the use of musical instruments which, through the principles of acoustics, cause the auditory perception and the emotional experience desired by the artist.
However, the meaning of the term music is not unique and is much debated among scholars due to the different meanings used in various historical periods. Etymologically, the term music derives from the Greek adjective μουσικός / musikòs, relating to the Muses, figures of Greek and Roman mythology, referred in an implicit way to technique, also deriving from the Greek τέχνη / techne. Originally the term did not indicate a particular art, but all the arts of the Muses, and referred to something "perfect". The macro-categories of cultured, light and ethnic are divided into different genres and musical forms that use systems such as harmony, melody, tonality and polyphony.
ALBUM - ENJOY THE MUSIC
ALBUM - THE JAZZ MUSIC
ALBUM - THE BLUES MUSIC
ALBUM - THE COUNTRY & FOLK MUSIC