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Music is an art form that can be instrumental, vocal or a combination of the two. There are numerous elements, styles, and instruments involved in the making of music, along with a long list of genres. Music is created by writing musical notes on paper, called sheet music. However, the ability to read or write music is not a requirement to compose music. Some performers can listen to a piece of music and then re-create what they just heard. Music lyrics are the words of a song that are paired with the notes to produce the tune. Music can be heard live or in electronic form via compact discs, vinyl records, cassette tapes or, most recently, from music off the internet, some of which is free m... Show more »
Music is an art form that can be instrumental, vocal or a combination of the two. There are numerous elements, styles, and instruments involved in the making of music, along with a long list of genres. Music is created by writing musical notes on paper, called sheet music. However, the ability to read or write music is not a requirement to compose music. Some performers can listen to a piece of music and then re-create what they just heard. Music lyrics are the words of a song that are paired with the notes to produce the tune. Music can be heard live or in electronic form via compact discs, vinyl records, cassette tapes or, most recently, from music off the internet, some of which is free music downloads. These computer files are known as mp3 files, an audio encoding format. Music downloads have led to a decrease in sales at music stores. In the 1980s, music videos became popular due to the launch of the Music Television (MTV) cable channel. A music video is a short film that accompanies a piece of music. « Show less

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  • Protest songs: Record labels aren't listening

    Protest songs: Record labels aren't listening
  • 2013 Lexus GS 350's passion found in its performance, not looks

    2013 Lexus GS 350's passion found in its performance, not looks
    Like first-timers at a key party or a cheesehead's trek to Lambeau, Lexus is on a quest for passion and it couldn't come at a more critical time. Toyota's luxury division lost the title of America's bestselling luxury brand in 2011 for the first time...

    Clinics halt Lap-Band surgeries

    Clinics halt Lap-Band surgeries
    Two clinics tied to 1-800-GET-THIN have temporarily halted Lap-Band weight-loss surgeries after the device's maker said it would no longer sell to companies affiliated with the massive advertising campaign. The two brothers identified in lawsuits as...

    Romney camp downplays expectations for Tuesday votes

    Romney camp downplays expectations for Tuesday votes
    The Romney campaign's broadening of its attack this week to include Rick Santorum reflects some of the uncertainty surrounding votes Tuesday in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri -- the first multi-state election day of the campaign. In the trio of low-...

    Super Bowl fallout: Will M.I.A.'s middle finger draw FCC fine?

     
    Super Bowl halftime show: The Super Bowl halftime show featured a surprise: British sensation M.I.A. flipping the nation the bird. Will it result in an FCC fine a la Janet Jackson and what became known as Nipplegate?