There’s nothing like music to relieve the soul and uplift it, Mickey Hart.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life (Picasso). Art is the expression of ideas and emotions through a physical medium. It is something that is created with imagination and skill, that is beautiful and/or expresses important ideas or feelings.
Music is the art of thinking and dreaming with sounds, the strongest form of magic (Marilyn Manson), the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart (Pablo Casals).It is the world most famous, popular, and universal language that crosses boundaries, breaks walls, builds bridges, and brings all people together. Mozart, Beethoven, and Bach are considered the Holy Trinity of classical music.
We all love music. Music is everywhere and surrounds us every day. For instance, parents comfort their children with lullabies and people sing Carols at Christmas, hymns in churches every Sunday, and their favorite songs at concerts.
Read our article Audio and Video to learn how to play almost any media file (VLC Media Player, Media Player Classic-Home Cinema) and about software media centers (Kodi), music streaming apps (Nuclear), and music players (MusicBee, AIMP, iHeartRadio, Lollypop, Olivia, Shortwave).
How to listen to radio and podcasts. Online radio is a digital audio service transmitted via the Internet. A podcast is a curated, radio talk show or program that you can download from the Internet on your mobile, tablet or computer, and can be subscribed to through web syndication (RSS). Podcasts are basically a series of episodes or audio files, typically in MP3 format, that are distributed via an RSS feed.
Learning Music (Beta) allows students to explore the fundamentals of music, experiment and learn about beats, melody, chords, basslines and song structure. Students can work through their lessons, then create their own songs using ‘the playground’.
On LearningSynths, you’ll learn the basics of using synthesizers in an easy, intuitive way. No prior experience or equipment is required; you’ll do everything in your browser.
Groove Pizza is a playful tool for creating grooves using maths concepts like shapes, angles, and patterns. Incredibox is a music app that lets you create your own music with the help of a merry crew of beatboxers.
AQWERTYONtransforms any computer keyboard into a musical instrument. It allows students to play-along with YouTube videos using their QWERTY keyboard.
World Music Network is a UK-based record label specializing in world music. Its Music guides section provides an insight and knowledge about music from all around the world.
You may also want to read our article How to edit audio in Audacity/create music and the best apps to learn how to create music, such as GarageBand, Cakewalk, LMMS, SoundBridge: Digital Audio Workstation, Mix, Solfege and Rosegarden. Others: teoria.com is a website dedicated to the study and practice of music theory. Musycom is an online music school.