Music is a form of art that combines vocal or instrumental sounds to create a composition.
Facts About Music
- Music may help you think better, analyze matters faster, and work more efficiently.
- Studies have shown that music triggers notable improvements in a student’s academic skills when they listen to certain types of music while they are studying.
- Music stimulates the areas of the brain that are responsible for your thinking, planning, and analyzing, thereby improving your organizational skills and making you more capable of handling challenging math problems.
- Music with stronger beats causes brain waves to resonate in such a way that is in sync with the music. This brings about higher levels of alertness and concentration.
- Music can cause an increase in serotonin levels thereby creating positive effects on the brain cells that control memory power, learning, mood, sleep functions, body temperature regulation mechanisms, sexual desires, and other processes.
- Modern and alternative treatments have began to embrace music's effects by making use of music therapy to treat depression, ADD, seizures, premature infancy and insomnia.
- Music can stay in your head long after hearing it. Called an "earworm," this is caused by a stimulation of the brain's auditory cortex that fills in parts of a song that you have heard before and "plays" the song in your brain.
An example of music is rock and roll.
- the art and science of combining vocal or instrumental sounds or tones in varying melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre, esp. so as to form structurally complete and emotionally expressive compositions
- the sounds or tones so arranged, or the arrangement of these
- any rhythmic sequence of pleasing sounds, as of birds, water, etc.
- a particular form, style, etc. of musical composition or a particular class of musical works or pieces: folk music
- the body of musical works of a particular style, place, period, or composer
- the written or printed score of a musical composition
- ability to respond to or take pleasure in music: no music in his soul
- Rare a group of musical performers
Origin of musicMiddle English musike ; from Old French musique ; from Classical Latin musica ; from Classical Greek mousikē (technē), musical (art), origin, originally an art of the Muses ; from mousa, Muse
face the music☆
set to music
- The art of arranging sounds in time so as to produce a continuous, unified, and evocative composition, as through melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre.
- Vocal or instrumental sounds possessing a degree of melody, harmony, or rhythm.
- a. A musical composition.b. The written or printed score for such a composition.c. Such scores considered as a group: We keep our music in a stack near the piano.
- A musical accompaniment.
- A particular category or kind of music.
- An aesthetically pleasing or harmonious sound or combination of sounds: the music of the wind in the pines.
Origin of musicMiddle English, from Old French musique, from Latin mūsica, from Greek mousikē (tekhnē), (art) of the Muses, feminine of mousikos, of the Muses, from Mousa, Muse; see men-1 in Indo-European roots.