The study of composition has traditionally been dominated by examination of methods and practice of Western classical music, but the definition of composition is broad enough to include the creation of popular music and traditional music songs and instrumental pieces.
I wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for guitar. It saved my life and gave me a purpose. My greatest joys are watching students finally play their first song.
MUSIC EDUCATION IS KEY
The phrase "the elements of music" is used in a number of different contexts. The two most common contexts can be differentiated by describing them as the "rudimentary elements of music" and the "perceptual elements of music".