RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Music

Music
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

Top Music Articles

Displaying items 12-22
  • Eva Zeisel dies at 105; ceramic artist and designer known for her tableware

    Eva Zeisel dies at 105; ceramic artist and designer known for her tableware
    Eva Zeisel, one of the most influential industrial designers of the 20th century who created lyrical yet practical tableware and ceramics, has died. She was 105. Zeisel, whose deceptively simple designs first became popular in the 1940s and are still...
  • Israel Baker, renowned violinist, dies at 92

    Israel Baker, renowned violinist, dies at 92
    As concertmaster for the orchestra that recorded the soundtrack for the movie "Psycho," classical violinist Israel Baker helped create a piece of pop culture that is regarded as one of Hollywood's most terrifying. He led the piercing attack of the violins...
  • Johannes Heesters dies at 108; Dutch-born entertainer performed in Nazi Germany

    Johannes Heesters dies at 108; Dutch-born entertainer performed in Nazi Germany
    Johannes Heesters, a Dutch-born entertainer who made his name performing in Adolf Hitler's Germany and was dogged later in his long career by controversy over his Nazi-era past, has died. He was 108. Heesters died Dec. 24 at a hospital in Starnberg,...
  • Etta James dies at 73; acclaimed blues and R&B singer

    Etta James dies at 73; acclaimed blues and R&B singer
    Etta James, the earthy blues and R&B singer whose anguished vocals convinced generations of listeners that she would rather go blind than see her love leave, then communicated her joy upon finding that love at last, died Friday. She was 73. She died at...
  • Sam Rivers dies at 88; pioneering jazz saxophonist, composer

    Sam Rivers dies at 88; pioneering jazz saxophonist, composer
    Sam Rivers, a saxophonist and composer who helped define the avant-garde jazz scene in the 1960s and '70s, died of pneumonia Monday in Orlando, Fla. He was 88. Rivers, whose legacy is defined by both his pioneering spirit in the post-bop jazz scene and a...
  • PASSINGS: Kaye Stevens

    PASSINGS: Kaye Stevens
    Singer and actress Kaye Stevens, 79, who performed with the Rat Pack and frequently appeared on Johnny Carson's late-night talk show, died Wednesday at Villages Hospital north of Orlando, Fla. She had breast cancer and blood clots, said her friend Gerry...
  • Sean Bonniwell dies at 71; lead singer of the Music Machine

    Sean Bonniwell dies at 71; lead singer of the Music Machine
    Sean Bonniwell, lead singer and songwriter of the Music Machine, a 1960s Los Angeles band regarded as one of the most original of the garage-punk era, has died. He was 71. Bonniwell died Dec. 20 of lung cancer at a medical center in Visalia, Calif., said...
  • Tom Ardolino dies at 56; former NRBQ drummer

    Tom Ardolino dies at 56; former NRBQ drummer
    Members of the category-defying band NRBQ knew from the outset that their prospects of mainstream success were slim to none. With a sound and attitude that embraced the seminal rock of Chuck Berry and no-borders expanse of free-form jazz...
  • Johnny Otis dies at 90; R&B singer wrote 'Willie and the Hand Jive'

    Johnny Otis dies at 90; R&B singer wrote 'Willie and the Hand Jive'
    Pioneering rhythm-and-blues singer, songwriter, drummer, bandleader and disc jockey Johnny Otis made the kind of conscious life choice early on that few people have the inclination, or circumstance, to carry out. Born white, the son of Greek immigrant...
  • Don Cornelius dies at 75; creator of 'Soul Train'

    Don Cornelius dies at 75; creator of 'Soul Train'
    The idea was simple — but groundbreaking: Create a live showcase for black music, modeled on "American Bandstand." Don Cornelius pulled $400 from his own pocket to launch the dance show on a local Chicago TV station in 1970. As host and executive...
  • Camilla Williams dies at 92; opera singer broke racial barriers

    Camilla Williams dies at 92; opera singer broke racial barriers
    Camilla Williams, believed to be the first African American woman to appear with a major U.S. opera company, has died. She was 92. Williams died Sunday at her home in Bloomington, Ind., according to her attorney, Eric Slotegraaf. She died of...