Courtesy of Children's Time Machine
...here is your Musical Time Machine.........


In the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, music is described as "..an art form consisting of sound and silence expressed through time." We must remember though that this is only one definition of the art form. Composers, Philosophers and Musicians though, have debated what music actually is as an art form throughout recorded history. A more thorough definition is by Dr. Michael Linton who states that music is "the organization of sound and silence into forms that carry culturally derived meanings, cultivated for aesthetic or utilitarian purposes".

Many people misunderstand that music is felt not heard. This false perception can lead to incorrect analysis and stylistic interpretation of music as an art form. 


            "......I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow 

                                                            my own feelings......"

                                                  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  


It doesn't matter what music you listen to, whether it be:


There are five fundamentals evident in any form of music, which include: 

All of the above concepts will be explored in great detail throughout this WebQuest. Over the next few lessons we will untertake an exciting quest together on the world wide web which will take us all over the world, through time, history and space. Train your minds and ears as all musicians need to and develop analytical and composition skills.



Author: Cameron Matthews

Key Learning Areas: The Arts & Music;

Grade Levels: Secondary / High School;

Last Updated: 21 September 2007

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