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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

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  • Original TV Yule Log still burning after 45 years

     
    The other day, we told you about the Yule Log that has been produced by iN DEMAND for VOD cable viewers in the last decade or so. But the famous televised Yule Log that started it all on WPIX in New York in 1966 is also still burning strong on many...
  • Year-end top 10 list: Todd Martens

     
    Favorite albums of the year from Los Angeles Times pop music staffer Todd Martens. Les Butcherettes. On May 10, this No. 1 act on this list officially released its debut album. Not a day has gone by since in which I did not listen to at least one song...
  • Cleaning up 'American Horror Story' with Alexandra Breckenridge

     
    The "American Horror Story" season finale answered a lot of questions, and the Ministry is doing the season's housekeeping with the haunted house's sexy maid Moira, played by Alexandra Breckenridge. "American Horror Story" also stars Connie Britton,...
  • New Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian fights first battle Christmas Day

     
    Having bested San Francisco chef/restaurateur Elizabeth Falkner in a nearly flawless final battle on Food Network's The Next Iron Chef Super Chefs,  newly-minted Iron Chef  Geoffrey Zakarian will fight his debut battle December 25 at 9pm. The silver-...
  • Former HR director files lawsuit against OFPD, Hickey

     
    Orland Fire Protection District's former human resources director, Joanne Chavez-Buchanan, this week filed a lawsuit against the district and its board president, James Hickey, for firing …...
  • Theater review: 'Cinderella Christmas' at the El Portal

     
    F. Kathleen Foley reviews "Cinderella Christmas" at the El Portal....
  • PST, A to Z: ‘Artistic Evolution,’ ‘The Experimental Impulse’

     
    Pacific Standard Time reviews: “Artistic Evolution” at the Natural History Museum and “The Experimental Impulse” at REDCAT....
  • Monster Mash: New Shroud of Turin theory; 'Rent' protest in Idaho

     
    Italian researchers are reviving the idea that the Shroud of Turin's image of a Christlike figure could only have been created by a powerful flash of light. A regional production of the musical "Rent" in Idaho that is set for January is already drawing...
  • Top 10 fashion trends of 2011

     
    Looking back at the top 10 fashion trends of 2011, from Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge to Nicki Minaj, rainbow-colored hair to rainbow-colored jeans....
  • Watch encore of Carson Kressley hosting dog awards

     
    In case you missed Lehigh Valley native Carson Kressley's stint as host of 2011 Hero Dog Awards, an encore airing of the show will be at 8 p.m. Friday on the Hallmark Channel. During the show Carson reunites on screen......
  • Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Headed to 2012 Detroit Auto Show

     
    The 2012 Detroit auto show is shaping up to be one exciting event! Volkswagen is adding to the anticipation with news that it will debut the Jetta Hybrid, along with an all-new concept vehicle, at the show. The Jetta Hybrid......