Music General : What is music?

What is music?

Can it be defined?

Sophie lies.

Re: What is music?

Well if you put a gun to my head I guess I would say that Music is the art of arranging sounds in time through the elements of melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre. It is one of the universal cultural aspects of all human societies. General definitions of music include common elements such as pitch (which governs melody and harmony btw), 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.

But that is just my opinion.

Re: What is music?

Not the stuff that I hear in 2022. Music died a couple of decades ago.

Re: What is music?

Sound with structure.

Re: What is music?

Music is a 5 letter word that will probably turn up in Wordle one day.
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