Vocal Music

Vocal music is a genre of music performed by one or more singers, with or without instrumental accompaniment, in which singing (i.e. vocal performance) provides the main focus of the piece. Music which employs singing but does not feature it prominently is generally considered instrumental music (e.g. the wordless women's choir in the final movement of Holst's The Planets) as is music without singing. Music without any non-vocal instrumental accompaniment is referred to as a cappella.

Vocal music typically features sung words called lyrics, although there are notable examples of vocal music that are performed using non-linguistic syllables, sounds, or noises, sometimes as musical onomatopoeia. A short piece of vocal music with lyrics is broadly termed a song.

Vocal music is probably the oldest form of music, since it does not require any instrument besides the human voice. All musical cultures have some form of vocal music. At AWS, our students explore the world of vocal singing in both the languages; English and Hindi under the guidance of musical experts.

Instrumental Music

The Chinese philosopher Confucius said long ago that “Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” Playing a musical instrument has many benefits and can bring joy to you and to everyone around you. Let’s look at these 18 benefits of playing an instrument which provides a sense of appreciation and pride for music.

  • Increases the capacity of your memory
  • Refines your time management and organizational skills
  • Boosts your team skills
  • Teaches you perseverance
  • Enhances your coordination
  • Betters your mathematical ability
  • Improves your reading and comprehension skills
  • Increases your responsibility
  • Exposes you to cultural history
  • Sharpens your concentration
  • Fosters your self-expression and relieves stress
  • Creates a sense of achievement
  • Promotes your social skills
  • Boosts your listening skills
  • Teaches you discipline
  • Elevates your performance skills and reduces stage fright
  • Enhances your respiratory system
  • Promotes happiness in your life and those around you

As one can see, playing a musical instrument has many benefits and that motivates our students to keep on practicing and always hold music in high esteem. Whenever they come across challenges as a musician, they will think about the end results and always remind themselves of all the great reasons they love to play. An inspiring quote by jazz saxophonist and composer Charlie Parker sums it all, “Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn.”