Art is mainly considered to be how an artist expresses what they feel inside, regardless of how the condition of the final piece. You do not have to go to school to be an artist, or achieved a certain threshold for you to be considered an artist. All you need to have done is created a piece that is considered to be original and authentic enough that the chances of finding someone else with a similar piece are slim. Art can be expressed in different forms, depending on the interests, capabilities, and talents that the author holds. These forms include literature, song, dance, drawings, paint, sculptures, and carvings. It would almost be impossible to find a person who can tackle all the forms, however, certain people can touch multiple areas and still do a phenomenal job in all of them. Such are the people who are considered to be talented and have the gift of art.
Both music and song are forms of art expressed in fine-tunes to appeal not only to the ears but to the soul as well. These elements are known to elevate moods when low, and even change the energy in a particular surrounding. All you need is one beat or one note to change the mood from somber to being happy. Even when singing sad songs like funeral or breakup songs, they are known to help you in dealing with whatever pain you are going through. They may not immediately make you feel at peace, but they will aid in helping you to process your emotions well. Especially if the lyrics of that particular song are talking about what you are going through, then you will clear that phase faster than you would expect. Song and music are the free therapists we all need at some point in our lives.
How exactly these two elements are different is a question people ask themselves. To an ordinary person, the song is music and vice versa. It doesn’t require a professional to differentiate between the two, but it takes a keen person to do so. One way to strike a difference is by finding which one uses lyrics. For a song to qualify as one, you require lyrics since they form the body. Without it, you’d only be having a shell, with no message. Songs are more about delivering a particular message the artist wanted to pass across, ranging through all topics that you could speak on.
Songwriting is an art that has to be done by a person who knows and understands the craft. It goes beyond putting random words together. There has to be an element of rhyme, and these words have to make some sense when put together. Only then will the public take their time to listen to what was written.
Music mainly involves pieces of musical notes put together to form a beautiful sound. This can be done either electronically, using beat-making apps, or physically by use of instruments. In music, there doesn’t have to be anyone speaking, all you need to hear is the tune of the piece being presented. To give quality music, you have to be good at what you do. You need not have gone to school and graduated with a degree, but you must understand your instrument. You’re supposed to know how it works, know what note is produced when struck in a particular way, and more importantly the correct arrangement of these notes that will give a magical piece.
When comparing the two, a song can have a musical background, while vice versa cannot happen. Music is added to make the songs more interesting, likable, and easily accepted by the public. It is meant to attract the attention of the listener before they actually listen to what you have to say. This is why many artists will focus on having a good intro to their song. The first 5 to 10 seconds matter the most on how the song will do.
A good intro, results in more ears listening to your creation, eventually having your songs appreciated all over. It also helps in building the foundation of melody on which the song will sit on. As you try to find the rhyming words, music will help to identify how best it can be modeled to suit the track.