#ENGVOCAB: Music Vocabulary

People all over the world love listening to music. Sometimes, They love going to concerts to hear live music, and listening to recordings of their favourite artists.

There are three genres of music as following:

  • Traditional music (for example, folk music)
  • Art music (for example, classical music)
  • Popular music (for example, hip hop or rock music)

List of Music Terms:

Artist: A professional singer, musician or songwriter.

Art music: Music written and performed by professional musicians mostly for the upper classes, like classical Indian music and European opera.

Beat: The regular pulse in music that dancers move to and audiences clap to.

Classical Music: European orchestral and keyboard music that’s written by composers.

Catchy: Describes a song or tune that is enjoyable to listen to and easy to remember.

Chorus: Part of a song that is repeated several times.

Composer: Person who writes music.

Country Music: A genre of American music with origins in the rural folk music of Europe.

Folk Music: Traditional music from a particular region or country.

Genre: A kind or style of music, movie, TV show, painting, etc. In this case, we only focus on music.

Harmony: Pleasant sound created when two musical notes are played or sung at the same time.

Hip hop: A musical genre in which artists rap over beats and sampled sound.

Jazz: A genre in which artists improvise within a rhythmic and harmonic framework.

Live: Played at a concert in front of an audience.

Lyrics: Words of a song.

Melody: A tune, or the notes of a song.

Pop music: A popular music genre with short, melody songs that are easy to remember.

Recording: A piece of music that’s recorded in a studi

Rhythm a pattern of beats and sounds that musicians play/music.




Compiled and written by @nurulhasanahmoslem for @EnglishTips4U on Saturday, June 15, 2019.

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