Music Basics

What is Music ?

In the most general of terms, music is the arrangement of sound to create some combination of form, harmony, melody, rhythm, or otherwise expressive content.

For me it is self exploration and self expression.

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What is purpose of Music ?

All the sorrows, difficulties and problems can only exist in the dimension of time. If we can escape dimension of time even for few moments, we forget our problems and sorrows for that period of time and start fresh.

It can elevate mood or feel relived after the expression of emotions is done in creative outlets.

Music is a outlet to express emotions, it plays a substantial role in culture, it provides entertainment, it gives people an outlet to be creative, it helps us understand beauty, and it has value on its own. 

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How does music works as a brief escape ??

The beat patterns are like a blank page that we fill colors in form of other instrumental notes.

Beat count goes like this 1 2 3 4  and repeats 1 2 3 4 ,1 2 3 4 

In music beat is the measure of time. Now let us consider the first line of song is 8 beat long

the second will  also fit in that 8 beat long

1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4

1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4

for example if lyrics of first lines start at  count 1

the second line will also start at count 1

since there are 12 beats ,you can have breathing room of 4 beats for lyrics or there could be many other ways of composing your song.

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There are two main parts of Music that are easily distinguishable 

To understand instrumental music it is better to further divide in two main sections 

1. Percussions :

 musical instruments played by striking with the hand or with a handheld or pedal-operated stick or beater, or by shaking, including drums, cymbals, xylophones, gongs, bells, and rattles  

2. Other Instruments  like wind instruments such as Brass( trumpet, French horn, trombone, and the tuba. )   String (guitar, electric bass, violin, viola, cello, double bass, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, and harp. )  and few more.

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How Instrumental Music works ?

There are main 7 notes 

Western Music has   "C D E F G A B " notes with total 12 variations 12 Variations are C  C# (D b)  C  D# (Eb)  E   F  F# (gb)  G  G# (Ab)  A  A# (Bb) B 

flats denoted in brackets are to mention same black key has two names . C# is also D flat in other words a half  note down the scale is flat and a half note up the scale is sharp.

Indian Music has  same notes with different names

Seven notes "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Ni "

and 12 variations are 

Sa  (Re komal ) Re  (Ga Komal ) Ga  Ma (Ma Teever) Pa   (Dha Komal) Dha  ( Ni  koaml ) Ni

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How to remember notes when writing or reading Notations.

In the picture below left Hand notes called bass Clef notes and right hand notes called treble clef notes.

Basic four Beat Video. For simplicity I made first beat a kick and  2 3 4 as Cymbals. It could be any combination of sounds like Kick, Clap, Snare, Cymbal  as four distinct sounds or even Kick  Kick Kick Kick as  1 2 3 4 count.

Other combinations may contain Quaver or Semiquaver notes instead of quarter notes.

Sing Along Dear wherever you are , Instrumental  is track below this 

Lyrics Composition and Instrumental mix - Amrik Khabra

why are you that far come here

hug me, kiss me, love me  dear

          don't know why I feel so good

       when I find that you are near

   why are you that far come here

hug me, kiss me, love me  dear

        Your love is enough to make me sing

     I  don't need whisky, wine or beer

  why are you that far come here

hug me, kiss me, love me  dear

            time flies so fast when you are around

        when you are far one week is a year

   why are you that far come here

hug me, kiss me, love me  dear