Music, the study of.

As many of you know (or don’t know), music is a pretty big part of my life. I was raised around a body of music, not necessarily because I was forced to but because I wanted to.

I was a… I was amazing, if you could put it that way. I have gifts in the area of music that others do not. By an early age, I knew this, so naturally, I became arrogant.

I developed my own strict views on music, such as what was good and what was bad. Then I classified music by those guidelines. Not much went into the “good” category.

Recently, I had done some thinking. I went back to the core. What was music? Definition #6 by dictionary.com: “any sweet, pleasing, or harmonious sounds or sound.”

By this definition, any noise is music. Everything is music to one person or another. A sweet violin melody. The rage of two pianists. The blood-chilling scream of a murder victim.

It could be the din in a mall, or the crashing of plates against the ceramic floor. Birds chirping. Keyboards clacking. Feet shuffling. Fingers cracking. Horses galloping.

Everything is music in some form.

And if it’s not, well…

It could be turned into it.

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3 thoughts on “Music, the study of.

  1. Music can be a HUGE part of one’s life. But to fully grasp it and understand it, to be fully “raised around a body of music,” one should see through the eyes of a musician and pick up the ability to create/read notes and recreate it. Embracing music is not enough. So I’m not sure if you have this so-called “gift.”

    The “din in a mall,” or the “crashing of plates against the ceramic floor,” are actually classified as SOUNDS: A noise, vocal utterance, musical tone, or the like. You cannot call this “music” if it was some accidental glass vase hitting the floor (although it DOES produce a unique crashing-sound).

    Music kinda sorta has to be…”artistic.” And “agreeable,” meaning “pleasing and/or harmonious to the ears.” It is a form of art.

    So all I’m saying is: Do not underestimate music. Because there’s more to it than that.

    • Every noise on earth is created with a note. It just depends on how fast the note changes pitch.
      The sound of a vase shattering, for example. When it shatters, there’s that baseline note (say, for example, it’s a G-sharp). Then, as all the other shards hit the floor, they each have their own notes based on the size of the shard.
      If anything, I’d be overestimating music right now.

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