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Should the word "music" be capitalized in the following sentence?

...after spending some time in Music and studies.

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  • Hi and welcome to ELU! You don't have to capitalize a common noun such as 'music' unless you want to emphasize it(a few poets and authors do this). If 'music' is a part of a title, you must capitalize it. For more information, refer grammarbook.com/punctuation/capital.asp – Aishwarya A R Jun 17 '15 at 8:34
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It depends on the context in which it is used. If it is the name of a subject (e.g. English, Maths, History), then, yes, capitalise it. Otherwise it should be in lowercase.

'Did you have Music today?' (Capitalised here because it is a subject/class and hence a proper noun)

'No, but I like listening to music.' (Lowercase here because it is not a proper noun)

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