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Old 02-16-2009, 09:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Definition of Music?

What do you define as music?

For me, music really is impossible to make a concrete definition or rule of what makes things music. To me, its all up to the individual. If you think its music, then its music.
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Old 02-16-2009, 09:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Scientific:

sounds that are deliberately used in a regular pattern.
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Old 02-16-2009, 09:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sounds arranged in a time scale
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I learned in music theory that music is by definition, sound and silence.
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Old 02-16-2009, 09:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Elaborate upon that...
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thats it.
Those were my words too.
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Ok... i dont follow that if i'm honest
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I learned in music theory that music is by definition, sound and silence.
So is stand up comedy but I don't think that makes George Carlin a musician.
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:32 PM   #9 (permalink)
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self-expression by tone... i think that covers everything *waits to be told he's wrong*

are 'music' and 'art' interchangeable though? You've got say 10 minutes of 'performed' silence by John Cage, you couldn't call that music but it's definitely an art exhibition
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^Wikipedia says that music is an art form whose medium is sound organized in time.

Makes more sense to me than sound and silence .. By the sound and silence definition, it sounds to me that music would be something that follows you every day that you can't escape, even if you lock yourself in a tomb or live a secluded life on the highest mountain top. Sounds nice and deep, but I don't get it.
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