If you're a music lover or just starting to learn about music in your wedding planning journey, you've probably come across some unfamiliar terms that can be confusing to understand. Let's break down some of the musical terms you'll come across in in plain English, so you can better understand and appreciate the music you love and how it will be brought to life on your big day.
Genre refers to a particular style or category of music that shares common characteristics, elements, or traditions. They help to classify and categorize music into distinct types or classifications.
Some well-known music genres include Pop, Rock, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Electronic, R&B, Country, and Classical.
Creating an arrangement is the process of organizing and adapting the elements of a song to create a specific rendition or performance. The goal of a musical arrangement is to enhance or transform the original composition while maintaining its essence in a recognizable way.
Examples of popular arrangements for weddings include acoustic arrangements or classical arrangements of songs that were initially within another genre classification.
Melody is the main musical line in a piece of music. It's the part that you hum or sing along to, and it's made up of a series of individual notes played in a particular order. Melodies can be simple or complex, but they are always memorable and catchy.
As a violinist, I focus on performing the melody of a given song, and enhance the performance with accompaniment (or backing) tracks.
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Accompaniment is like the musical backup or support for the melody of a song and goes along with the main melody. The accompaniment adds depth, rhythm, and harmony to the music, making it sound fuller and more complete. It's like the sidekick that helps the main star shine.
As a live performer, I utilize backing tracks (accompaniment tracks) to create a full sound. This allows me to play nearly any song or genre.
Audio equipment refers to the tools and devices used to record, play, and amplify sound. As a professional musician, I supply my audio equipment for each performance, so you don't have to worry about extra rentals, or the quality of sound.