We live in a society which puts the music in arts and the science section in the newspaper but in serious the music the kind the kids are about to engage in, has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with the entertainment, in fact it is considered as opposite of entertainment. One of the first cultures to articulate how music really works was that of the ancient Greeks. The Greeks said that music and the astronomy were two sides of the same coin. Astronomy was seen as the study of the relationships between observable, permanent, external objects and the music was seen as the study of relationships between the invisible and also the hidden objects. Music has a way of finding the big, invisible moving pieces inside the hearts and souls and which also help us to figure out the position of things inside us. A song is a single work of music intended to be sung by the human voice with the distinct and the fixed pitches and the patterns using the sound and the silence in variety of forms that often include the repetition of the sections. Songs are always sung on repeated pitches without distinct contours and the patterns that rise and fall are called as the chants.
Types of songs:
Songs are the simple style that are learned informally are often referred to as folk songs and those songs that are composed for professional singers are called as popular songs. These t o p songs which have broad appeal are often composed by professional composers or songwriters and also by the lyricists. For concrete performances art songs are composed by the trained classical composers. They are performed live and also by recorded. Songs my also appear in plays, in theaters, stage shows of any form and also within operas. Singers may song solo songs or they can be supported by the background singers, songs with more than one voice to a part singing in polyphony or harmony are considered as the choral works. Songs can be broadly divided into many different forms, depending on the criteria used. Songs may be composed by a single accompanist by playing a piano, guitar or by a small ensembles like quarter, a basso continuo group, a big band or pop band or a rhythm section. Songs can be learned and passed on by ear, form a recording or lead sheet or from detailed music notation. It may be sung without any instruments.