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- Music : The art of structuring time by combining sound and silence into rhythm, harmonies and melodies.
- Band (musical ensemble) : A group of two or more musicians who perform instrumental or vocal music.
- Musical instrument : An object constructed or used for the purpose of making music.
- Musical notation : A concise description of musical sounds in symbols, such as sheet music and various digital descriptions.
- Musical semantics : The study of how music conveys meaning.
- Musical syntax : A set of culture-specific rules underlying the composition and interpretation of music and often dance, too.
- Music and emotion : An overview of the intricate relationships between music and emotion.
- Music and mathematics : Add brief definition or description
- : Jokes about music and musicians.
- Music on demand : Add brief definition or description
- Music perception : The study of the neural mechanisms involved in people perceiving rhythms, melodies, harmonies and other musical features.
- Development of music perception in children : Carrying out research on the development of music perception in children anatomic and functional development of the auditory system has to be taken into consideration as well as neuropsychological aspects. As there is evidence that there are overlapping processing resources concerning music and language it is plausible to expect transfer effects between those two domains in any way.
- Music production : Principles of generating sounds and music.
- Music psychology : The study of how, when, where and why people engage in music and dance.
- History of music psychology : Description of the historical development of research in music psychology.
- Music terminology : Add brief definition or description
- Music therapy : The planned and creative use of music to attain and maintain health and well being.
- Pitch (music) : Perceived frequency of a sound or musical tone.
- Tone (music) : The sound produced by a musical instrument while playing a particular musical note.
- Note (music) : An abstract representation of the pitch and duration of a tone used in music.
- Blues : A music genre based on the use of the blues chord progressions (I-IV-V) and blue notes.
- Classical music : Add brief definition or description
- Disco : Add brief definition or description
- Electronic music : Add brief definition or description
- Folk music : A kind of popular music which is based on traditional music and instruments.
- Gospel music : Add brief definition or description
- : American musical style and cultural movement emerging from the Bronx in New York City.
- Popular music : Music that is accessible to the general public and disseminated by one or more of the mass media.
- Rock music : A form of popular music with a prominent vocal melody, accompanied by guitar, drums, and bass, usually with a strong back beat, which evolved from earlier rock and roll and rockabilly music styles.
- Soul music : Popular music genre originating in the United States, derived from rhythm and blues and gospel.
- Accordion : Add brief definition or description
- Bagpipes : Add brief definition or description
- Bass guitar : Musical instrument used to fill in the bottom end of music in many bands.
- Cello : A bowed stringed instrument. The cello is used as a solo instrument, in chamber music, and as a member of the string section of an orchestra.
- Guitar : A stringed musical instrument consisting of three main types; the electric guitar, the classical guitar, and the acoustic guitar.
- Flute : Add brief definition or description
- Harpsichord : Add brief definition or description
- Lute : Add brief definition or description
- Organ : Add brief definition or description
- Piano : Add brief definition or description
- Synthesizer : Add brief definition or description
- Trombone : Add brief definition or description
- Trumpet : Add brief definition or description
- Violin : An elegantly-shaped bowed stringed instrument, a bit shorter than the player's arm; the main staple of classical orchestras.
High priority articles
Read, before making changes. The articles with the highest priority are listed at CZ:Core Articles/Arts#Music - Stage 3. The articles in that list, with the highest priority will contribute the most points to your name.
The genre's, instruments, composers and musicians in this music workgroup list are more general, expansive and diverse and should give you, the editors and authors; an overview of what needs to be done and what could be done in the long run. It should also be about listing it's musical concept logically and organically with a well worked out hierarchy where smaller concept are placed under a much bigger umbrella.
Genres, locations, and periods
Composers and musicians
Important to cover not only life and reception but also musical style and important points of development.
In addition to range, materials, etc., important to cover history and repertoire. This is just a partial list--just about every instrument is high priority
- String instrument
- Brass instrument
- Woodwind instrument
Other music topics
- Music -- actually not so important; the Grove dictionary of music avoided defining until the 2001 edition. Nice to have though, and very hard to write.
- Music technology
- Music and text -- or something like this (perhaps Lyric?)
- History of music
- Music theory
These aren't "Top Priority" articles, but represent the interests of authors and editors of Citizendium. They are featured in the sense that they are likely to become important Internet resources on the topic.