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Music

Bachelor's
Language: EnglishStudies in English
Subject area: arts
Music
Music is an art form and cultural activity whose medium is sound organized in time. The common elements of music are pitch (which governs melody and harmony), rhythm (and its associated concepts tempo, meter, and articulation), dynamics (loudness and softness), and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture (which are sometimes termed the "color" of a musical sound). Different styles or types of music may emphasize, de-emphasize or omit some of these elements. Music is performed with a vast range of instruments and vocal techniques ranging from singing to rapping; there are solely instrumental pieces, solely vocal pieces (such as songs without instrumental accompaniment) and pieces that combine singing and instruments. The word derives from Greek μουσική (mousike; "art of the Muses"). See glossary of musical terminology.
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Let music sound while he doth make his choice;
Then, if he lose, he makes a swan-like end,
Fading in music.
William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice (late 1590s), Act III, scene 2, line 43.
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One whom the music of his own vain tongue
Doth ravish like enchanting harmony.
William Shakespeare, Love's Labour's Lost (c. 1595-6), Act I, scene 1, line 167.
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Most people have music in the center of their lives. I believe my work sheds light on how music affects us and why it is so influential.
Susan McClary, quoted in Sullivan, Meg (May 2002). Spotlight: Susan McClary, Musicologist.
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