What is your favorite song? What type of music speaks to you? Music has been used to mean various things from "a pleasing sound" to "a printed document showing how a piece is to be performed." I think defining music is as difficult as defining art. Because just as art has many meanings. So does music. Everyone has their on interpretation about music. What is the definition? , music is a versatile form of communication. Music is all around us.

We hear it on the radio, television, and in stores. We go to concerts, operas, and other musical events. And we even make music ourselves, when we whistle. Their is a broad category of music to choose from. Today There are many different kinds of music to choose from.

The most popular music today is rock, pop, R and B, hip-hop, and country. Music conveys some artistic significance that has meaning for the listener. When you listen to music, you can anticipate what comes next with the same pleasure you find in rereading a favorite story or poem. Listening to music also helps you understand the way artists use music to communicate with you. Because I listen to many types of music. I made up my own category of music called serious music.

My definition of serious music is music with artistic communication. Music that has meaning or value. Music that communicates something you find satisfaction in receiving. For example, everyday or almost everyday I listen to my favorite song "Inside us All." It's a very spiritual song about inner peace and keeping your head up. I always listen to this song when Im thinking, worried about something, or writing a essay. We judge music by the importance of what it has to say.

If a specific work of music communicates nothing to us, then it means nothing to us. In high school I remember writing a poem about music. I can't remember everything I said but I do remember saying "music is freedom." Music is not just about arranging sounds and rhythms. Its a self-expression of how someone who writes the song feels. Its a way of communicating with the world..