According to Bruno Nettl, “Western classical music” may also be synonymous with “artwork music”, “canonic music”, “cultivated music”, “critical music”, in addition to the more flippantly used “real music” and “regular music”. Musician Catherine Schmidt-Jones defines artwork music as “a music which requires considerably extra work by the listener to totally recognize than is typical of in style music”. In her view, “[t]his can include the more challenging types of jazz and rock music, as well as Classical”. Art music (alternatively known as classical music, cultivated music, critical music, and canonic music) is music thought-about to be of high aesthetic worth. It usually implies advanced structural and theoretical issues or a written musical custom.
In this context, the phrases “critical” or “cultivated” are frequently used to current a distinction with strange, everyday music (i.e. well-liked and folk music, additionally known as “vernacular music”).