“Music . . . when soft voices die . . . vibrates in the memory.” —Percy Bysshe Shelley
my crying towel.”
Did you know? Music is an art form whose medium is sound. The word “music” derives from the Greek mousike or “(art) of the Muses.” When we think about music, we think of melody, harmony, rhythm, and tempo; but the creation, performance, significance, and even definition of music vary according to culture and social context. Since antiquity, different cultures have had their own musical traditions; and for many people around the world, music is still an important part of their cultural and social lives.
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Today’s songs are poetry set to music
“Song lyrics brought me to the power of words.
The songs taught me to listen.”