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A painting on an ancient Greek vase depicts a music lesson (c. 510 BCE).

Music is an art form and cultural activity whose medium is sound organized in time. The common elements of music are pitch (which governs melody and harmony), rhythm (and its associated concepts tempo, meter, and articulation), dynamics (loudness and softness), and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture (which are sometimes termed the "color" of a musical sound). Different styles or types of music may emphasize, de-emphasize or omit some of these elements. Music is performed with a vast range of instruments and vocal techniques ranging from singing to rapping; there are solely instrumental pieces, solely vocal pieces (such as songs without instrumental accompaniment) and pieces that combine singing and instruments. The word derives from Greek ? (mousike; "art of the Muses"). See glossary of musical terminology. Read more...

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John Frusciante performing live with Red Hot Chili Peppers at Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans, United States in October 2006
John Anthony Frusciante is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, record and film producer. He is best known as the longtime guitarist of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, with whom he had been for a number of years and recorded five studio albums from 1988 until 1992 and again from 1998 until 2009. Frusciante also has an active solo career, and was a studio member of The Mars Volta, as performing guitarist and occasional live member from 2002-2008. His solo recordings include elements ranging from experimental rock and ambient music to new wave and electronica.

Frusciante has received critical recognition for his guitar playing, ranking at number 18 on Rolling Stones list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" in 2003; and again in a second list penned in 2011, where he ranked at number 72. He was voted "The Best Guitarist of the Last 30 Years" in a 2010 BBC poll called "The Axe Factor". Frusciante was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers on April 14, 2012.

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Ben Goldwasser of MGMT backstage with bandmate Andrew VanWyngarden in 2008

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