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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
  • Disneyland Paris to unveil new water show, revamped parade

    Disneyland Paris to unveil new water show, revamped parade
    Disneyland Paris will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a new nighttime spectacular in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle and a revamped evening parade starting in April. The Disney Dreams show will feature castle projections, water screens, dancing...

    Obama, Romney are finding their (singing) voice [Video]

    Obama, Romney are finding their (singing) voice [Video]
    The race for votes has suddenly become a politically themed version of "The Voice." First, President Obama demonstrated some surprising singing talent when he covered a bit of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" at a New York fundraiser. It instantly went...

    As prospects improve in Iowa, Mitt Romney stays on message

    As prospects improve in Iowa, Mitt Romney stays on message
    Arguing that he is the most electable GOP candidate who has the experience to right the nation's economic straits, Mitt Romney passionately argued Thursday that he was running for president not for personal gain but because of his deep-seated fears...

    Gallup: Obama approval rating down in all but three states in 2011

    Gallup: Obama approval rating down in all but three states in 2011
    President Obama's job approval rating declined in all but three states in 2011, with some of the steepest declines coming in likely battlegrounds he must win this fall to claim a second term. New state-by-state data released by Gallup on Tuesday (chart...