Outline of music

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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[edit]

History of music[edit]

Main article: History of music

By region or ethnicity[edit]

Music industry topics[edit]

Main article: Music industry



Main articles: Musical ensemble and list of musical ensembles

Genres of music[edit]

Examples of genres:   

Music by region[edit]

Musical compositions[edit]

Types of musical pieces and compositions[edit]

Main article: Musical form

Single-movement forms[edit]

Multi-movement forms[edit]

Sections of a piece or composition[edit]

Main article: Section (music)

Musical notation[edit]

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

Variations of musical notation[edit]

Musical skills and procedures[edit]

Vocal ranges[edit]

Female ranges[edit]

Male ranges[edit]


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

See also[edit]

External links[edit]