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Old 2nd June 2015, 10:26 PM   #1
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Default Thread proposal - Socratic discussion - What is Music?

Okay - so there is a lot of discussion here about terminology. I haven't found anyone discussing questions with definite answers, other than ones that have engineering based solutions. Maybe I'm reading it wrong.

Anyway - even if this isn't the right question, maybe this is the right group to have this type of actual dialogue, as opposed to the off-topic fun we have elsewhere.

I'm sure this has been done before.. somewhere. This just reminds me of my old college days... just a thought experiment to poll for interest.

Maybe the answers will give foundations for other measures instead of comparisons to the "golden ear" standard we sometimes aspire to or the tone sweeps we like so much... or maybe they will go back to them both.

I don't know.
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Old 3rd June 2015, 06:49 AM   #2
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music = semi-repetitive series of sounds of variable pitch and intensity, pleasing to the ear.
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Old 5th June 2015, 04:08 AM   #3
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When I went to UCLA to study design, I had a professor who started out his class asking "What is art?" He sat down and let the students blab for a half hour. Then he got up, yawned and stretched and said, "Now that we've gotten that nonsense out of our system, let's get to work CREATING art." It was the last time the subject was mentioned.
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When I went to UCLA to study design, I had a professor who started out his class asking "What is art?" He sat down and let the students blab for a half hour. Then he got up, yawned and stretched and said, "Now that we've gotten that nonsense out of our system, let's get to work CREATING art." It was the last time the subject was mentioned.
This professor gives me some hope for the future.
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Thread proposal - Socratic discussion - What is Music?
What is music? When my wife says:

"I'm going to my sister's on Saturday. Why don't you invite the boys over for some beer and sports? I'll pick up dinner on my way home."

That friends, is music to my ears.
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Old 6th June 2015, 04:29 AM   #7
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Very pleasing to my inner ears to read these. Keys that fit your locks. The most pleasing of good news. Hope. What about sound.

I'd like to continue this discussion, if we can entertain it further.

What is the form of music. Knowing the breadth of creations the idea is ascribed to, if it is music, what is the shape of it. Do we know it because it is a form itself or is it because we liken it to music in our own experience.

I don't know.
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Oh, I forgot to mention Jimmy Buffett, Jimmy is music to my ears.
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