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List of basic music topics

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to music:

Music – human expression in the medium of time using the structures of sounds or tones and silence. It is expressed in terms of pitch, rhythm, harmony, and timbre.

General topics

History of music

By region or ethnicity

Music industry topics



Main articles: Musical ensemble and list of musical ensembles

Genres of music

Main articles: Musical genre and List of musical genres

Examples of genres:   

Music by region

Musical compositions

Types of musical pieces and compositions

Single-movement forms

Multi-movement forms

Sections of a piece or composition

Musical notation

Main article: Musical notation   See also: Modern musical symbols and Sheet music.

Variations of musical notation

Musical skills and procedures

Vocal ranges

Female ranges

Male ranges


See also the List of musical instruments by Hornbostel-Sachs number

Music-related lists

External links

  • This outline displayed as a mindmap, at
  • Taxonomy of musical instruments
  • The Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary, with definitions, pronunciations, examples, quizzes and simulations
  • The Music-Web Music Encyclopedia, for musicians, composers and music lovers
  • Dolmetsch free online music dictionary, complete, with references to a list of specialised music dictionaries (by continent, by instrument, by genre, etc.)
  • Musico-Dico, a little music encyclopedia.
  • "On Hermeneutical Ethics and Education: Bach als Erzieher", a paper by Prof. Miguel Ángel Quintana Paz in which he explains the history of the different views hold about music in Western societies, since the Ancient Greece to our days.
  • BBC Blast Music For 13-19 year olds interested in learning about, making, performing and talking about music.
  • Musical Terms - Glossary of music terms from Naxos
  • Monthly Online Features From Bloomingdale School of Music, addressing a variety of musical topics for a wide audience
  • Arts and Music Uplifting Society towards Transformation and Tolerance Articles meant to stimulate people’s awareness about the peace enhancing, transforming,
  • edited by Dustin Garlitz
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