The word is derived from the Greek term “mousike” meaning
the art of the Muses. As a form of art it is counted among the very few things
that all cultures and societies have in common. The common definition of music
is that it is a form of art that uses sound as a medium. It is comprised of the
several major elements including pitch, rhythm, tempo and meter.
Though it may come as a surprise for some people, music has
a strong connection with mathematics. The delicate process of the creation of
music, its performance and meaning are defined by their cultural origin.
From ancient Greece and Egypt to the preset day, music has played
a crucial role in various secular ceremonies, religious rituals and social
movements. Today, music is present in various branches, from entertainment to
business and education and even therapy.
When it comes to the classification of music, there are four
distinctive groups, formed in the accordance with the historical time table,
the prehistoric and ancient music, biblical period and early music. Each of
these categories has developed a number of genres of their own.
The documentaries and video materials provided in this
category are concerned with every aspect of music, from its therapeutic
significance to the contemporary genres and the overall state of the music
Watch the documentary on Ireland`s DIY bands and the culture
that has been developing over the course of twenty years.
Find out how the long-play records have changed the course
of popular music history between the mid 1960s and the late 1970s. The three
minute single became the thing of the past. The new technology enabled the
musicians to record full albums which, in turn, had a significant impact on the
way in which the music industry works.
Follow the story of the last 24 hours of Jim Morrison. The
events prior to his untimely death will reveal a different side of Morrison, a
dark and troubled one. The battle with his demons ended on July 2, 1971 in
Paris along with his life.