What is a Song?
A song is a written musical composition intended for the singer to sing. This is generally performed at specific and fixed melodies with defined patterns of melody and silence. Songs contain different types, including those that incorporate the repetitive and non-reciprocal variations of parts. Most songs do not have a beginning, end or chorus. A song is generally considered to be a ballad when it contains repetitious phrases, narration, or alliteration.
The words of a song provide clues to the melody. For this reason, the words are considered part of the musical composition rather than separate instruments. In addition, the term “classical music” refers to songs from a variety of genres, including opera, ballet, classical ballet, blues, gospel and other popular music genres. The term “choreography” refers to the arrangement of a song within a dramatic play or narrative.
Art songs (sometimes called instrumental) are compositions that do not necessarily contain vocals but provide background noise that helps to support the lyrics or characters in a story. In most cases, art songs consist of repeated patterns of musical notation and other sounds. A number of popular songs, such as “appy” (also known as “bop”), “doo-wop” and “shou-wah,” are examples of art songs. In recent years, the use of instrumentalist styles has increased in popularity.