The Indus Valley civilization has sculptures that show dance and old musical instruments, just like the seven holed flute. Various types of stringed devices and drums have been recovered from Harappa and Mohenjo Daro by excavations carried out by Sir Mortimer Wheeler. The Rigveda has parts of present Indian music, with a musical notation to denote the metre and the mode of chanting. Indian classical music (marga) is monophonic, and based on a single melody line or raga rhythmically organized via talas.
To give one other example, whereas some art music pieces, such as symphonies are very lengthy, some pop songs are just a few minutes lengthy. Although a musical composition typically makes use of musical notation and has a single writer, this isn’t always the case. In some types of music, such as the blues, a composer/songwriter might create, perform and report new songs or pieces with out ever … Read More