Music is an art form that is important to most cultures, groups and individuals. Whether you are playing an instrument, listening to your iPod or even tapping your feet to a song in your head, you are embracing some aspect of music. When we think of music as a discipline, we either think music lessons or music theory, but within the category of the arts, music is divided into the performing arts, fine arts, and auditory arts. Each of these categories provides a different insight into this multi-perspective discipline.
Most of us know that music has a long and rich history, but might be surprised to hear that music is prehistoric. Flutes carved out of bones provide proof that our ancestors attempted to make musical instruments with the tools they had. The Divje Babe Flute that was discovered in Slovenia is thought to be over 40,000 years old. Music is one of mankind’s first means of entertainment and mood changer. Perhaps this explains why we are so obsessed with listening to and producing our own music.
Music is also a form of expression. The different groups within our society often associate themselves with different genres of music. Music is also very generational. You probably don’t have the same taste in music as your grandfather or your parents. There are also arguments that try to make distinctions between high culture and low culture in music. High culture music would include classical, romantic and modern symphony music. Low culture would contain the genres of popular music such as hip hop and rap.
For music to me enjoyed and analyzed, we need performers to create the music for the audience. Music as a performing art has a variety of genres. These genres include (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Performance) :
- musical genres:
- music competition
- theatrical genres:
- ballet and other types of dance
- musical theater
- other genres
- circus acts
- performance art
- live art
- performance poetry
- magic (illusion)
With all the different opportunities for performing and producing your own music, you will most likely want to learn how to play an instrument, learn to read sheet music or even do your own song writing at some point in time. One thing you must take into account is that music does not always come easy to all of us. If you are struggling to hold a violin bow properly, or using your left hand on the piano, you can look on the listings below to find a private music tutor that can teach you how to play the instrument of your choice.
Tutorspree will make sure we connect you with a music tutor that is an expert at the instrument you need help with and have the tutor design a customized lesson plan to meet all of your music needs.