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By Bridgette Waldau

The Art of


For the past year and during the event, Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival has been the talk of the Heartland area, as well as the nation. What was the hype that drove over 30,000 people to the event? I am sure many things come to mind, but all-in-all the underlying reason was for the music.

Heartland LIVING April May 2016


Have you ever thought about the fact that music is a form of art and you experience this form of art everyday? Music’s art medium is sound. Its common elements are pitch (which governs melody and harmony), rhythm (and its associated concepts tempo, meter, and articulation), dynamics, and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture. The word derives from Greek μουσική (mousike; "art of the Muses"). The sound of music is arranged into pleasing or interesting patterns. It forms an important part of many cultural and social activities. People use music to express feelings and ideas. Music also serves to entertain and relax. Like drama and dance, music is a performing art. It differs from such arts as painting and poetry, in which artists create works and then display or publish them. Musical composers need musicians to interpret and perform their works, just as playwrights need actors to perform their plays. Thus, musical performances are partnerships between composers and performers. Music also plays a major role in other arts. Opera combines singing and

Heartland Living Apr-May Issue 2016  
Heartland Living Apr-May Issue 2016  

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