Music is the art of arranging musical sounds in specific time intervals to create a composition in harmony through the components of melody, rhythm, melodic structure, and tone. It is one of those universal artistic aspects of all human cultures. Some of the most beautiful music ever made has been created through this technique. There is no doubt that music theory go hand in hand, because both are intimately connected with each other. Although different people view music differently, there is no doubt that both are a form of communication.
One reason why music can be both art and business is because it enables us to express our emotions. Art comes before business, while business preaches money. However, it is possible to express your thoughts in concert music without losing your cool in the mainstream society. This type of expressive power is a product of music theory, which studies the relationship between melody, rhythms, pitch, structure, emotion, and harmony. Understanding how these components interact is how a composer can unleash the fullest potential of his or her musical expression.
Composing a musical composition is not an easy feat. It requires years of training and practice to master the technique. As much as composers like Beethoven, Mozart, and Alexander Borodin admired classical music, they all had to endure rigorous rehearsals to prepare for their performances. As such, Mozart, who composed his symphonies one after another, could never get too comfortable with the works because each new day brings new challenges.
Many contemporary composers like Andy Rice take advantage of modern technology by composing online compositions and performances. He did not attend classical music school and instead composed his first composition using freeware instruments and later used the keyboard to compose some of his most striking pieces. Rice has even written several songs that were later used in the award-winning feature film, The Blind Side. Another contemporary artist, Kyle Boyd, believes that his unique style of mixed genres is what separates him from other musicians. Like other musicians who use freeware instruments and vocals to create a non-traditional sound, Boyd has also gained popularity with mainstream society.
Although some contemporary musicians are unable to perform without a band, there are others who like to play alone. Jenny Lewis, the lead singer of The Killers, has soloed on her guitar and sang lead in several other projects. Other musicians who have proven to be adventurous and innovative include Sufjan Stevens, Dinosaur Hotel, and Ben G Frey. Sufjan Stevens is a notable example of a musician who performed on an iPod and created an entire album based around musical themes. Ben G Frey, the man behind Dinosaur Hotel, has become known for his innovative use of effects and melodies in live performances.
Even traditionalists like conductor, John Williams, does not consider contemporary music inferior to classical music. The only factor that Williams considers a limiting aspect of contemporary music is that it does not adhere to the same formalism of classical composers. For instance, Williams does not prefer the high-pitched, dark tone of contemporary music as he does classical. However, he also does not believe that the structure of contemporary music is conducive to musical development. Overall, Williams feels that contemporary music is more enjoyable and motivational than classical music because the latter puts too much importance on form instead of content.