- Auditory art
- Sounds used for entertainment rather than language
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Music is an art form, and cultural activity, whose medium is sound. General definitions of music include common elements such as pitch (which governs melody and harmony), rhythm (and its associated concepts tempo, meter, and articulation), dynamics (loudness and softness), and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture (which are sometimes termed the "color" of a musical sound). Different styles or types of music may emphasize, de-emphasize or omit some of these elements. Music is performed with a vast range of instruments and vocal techniques ranging from singing to rapping; there are solely instrumental pieces, solely vocal pieces (such as songs without instrumental accompaniment) and pieces that combine singing and instruments. The word derives from Greek μουσική (mousike; "art of the Muses").
[[Music] may be made ad-hoc or performances pre-recorded and replayed. How pre-recorded music is viewed can vary considerably between cultures. Some view achieving a recording contract as the highest achievement while others view it akin to selling oneself into slavery.
All Human Society has created Music from time immemorial. It has generally been observed that all sophonts that use sound for communication will use patterned sound for specialist communications, and in most this can be classified as Music. That Music is an emergent phenomena resulting from Sonic Communication is held to be proved by the fact that the Vargr, known to have been Genetically Engineered by the Ancients have developed Music.
Hivers do not make Music as part of their native culture.
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