One of the main contributing factors to a movie’s success is its soundtrack. As well, it describes music movements, events and genres related to women , women’s issues and feminism In the 2010s, while women comprise a significant proportion of popular music and classical music singers, and a significant proportion of songwriters (many of them being singer-songwriters ), there are few women record producers , rock critics and rock instrumentalists.
Whether this active process is viewed as a behavioral or mental phenomenon, or as primarily mediated by language, the sociological study of music broadly rejects a central principle of elite Western musical aesthetics that long dominated the humanistic study of music.
Most modern approaches to music as an object of social inquiry begin with the premise that the object of such inquiry must be what musicologist Christopher Small (1998) calls musicking —that is, the active making of musical sound and interpretation by socially situated agents.
The PhD, which is required for students who want to work as university professors in musicology, music history, or music theory, takes three to five years of study after the master’s degree, during which time the student will complete advanced courses and undertake research for a dissertation.
The Greeks were given to theoretical speculation about music; they had a system of notation, and they practiced music,” as Socrates himself, in a vision, had been enjoined to do. But the Greek term from which the word music is derived was a generic one, referring to any art or science practiced under the aegis of the Muses Music, therefore, as distinct from gymnastics , was all-encompassing.