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

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

See also

External links