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Definition of Music

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Samthebassist, Feb 18, 2008.


  1. Samthebassist

    Samthebassist

    Jun 21, 2007
    Kansas City
    wut do you think music is.....im not looking for a specific definition, just like..wut you think Music is

    What makes up music?


    I personally believe music is expressing yourself and having fun. Enjoying life and really letting your music do all the talking!!!

    :bassist::bassist::D
     
  2. peaveyuser

    peaveyuser Banned

    Oct 18, 2006
    Montreal,Canada
    music is freedom of expression and anything that makes you feel, a pulse lets say.

    All good music has a pulse, whether it makes you do air guitar (or bass;)), headbang to it , dance to it or just tap your fingers.
     
  3. Samthebassist

    Samthebassist

    Jun 21, 2007
    Kansas City
    YAY!!!! thats pretty good!

    5 stars!

    :bassist:
     
  4. El-Bob

    El-Bob Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2006
    Hamilton, ON
    agreed. having said that something that makes one person "pulse" may not do the same for another, and then we have to start thinking that if it's music to one person, is it still music?:confused: i know country doesn't make me "pulse" but would i go as far as to argue that it's not music? just something to think about.
     
  5. rfclef

    rfclef

    Jan 19, 2007
    Woodburn, Oregon
    Careful. Don't define what "music" is by "because I like it". the definition I use with my classes (yeah, I am a music teacher) is "Art of sound using the elements of pitch, timbre, duration and dynamics." Yeah, dry... but then we can discuss music objectively without the "I hate {A. country B. rap C. classical D. rock} so it is not music" getting in the way. We can talk about WHY we like or dislike, but because I can't stand something, don't mean it ain't music...

    Sorry to get all academic on y'all
     
  6. speedkills

    speedkills

    Jan 10, 2008
    California
    You just pick up a chord, go twang, and you've got music.
    Sid Vicious
     
  7. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Which shows why he was never a very good bass player!! :p
     
  8. The discussion of what is music goes waaaaay back to the ancient greeks, you just literally opened a Pandora's Box
     
  9. ysand

    ysand

    Mar 26, 2005
    Athens/Greece
    Is the sound waves that "tickle" your ears in a nice way :D
     
  10. Samthebassist

    Samthebassist

    Jun 21, 2007
    Kansas City
    LOL!!!!

    :bassist:
     
  11. speedkills

    speedkills

    Jan 10, 2008
    California
    Purely subjective.

    What is art?
    What is music?
    What is beauty?

    For each of us the answer is different.

    To you I might not be a "very good bass player".
    And you might not be to me.

    These "definition" threads are maddening at times because we are spinning our wheels trying to define what can't be defined.
     
  12. Dogos

    Dogos

    Nov 10, 2007
    Cambridge, UK
    Not to be overly logical about it, but isn't music essentially the arrangement of sound, and a lack of it (silence?) in a space of time?
     
  13. Samthebassist

    Samthebassist

    Jun 21, 2007
    Kansas City
    rriiiiiiiggghhhht

    :bassist:
     
  14. Samthebassist

    Samthebassist

    Jun 21, 2007
    Kansas City
    yeah but i dont like just plain old deffinitions.....the way u say it makes music seem almost boring

    :bassist:
     
  15. Rickett Customs

    Rickett Customs

    Jul 30, 2007
    Southern Maryland
    Luthier: Rickett Customs...........www.rickettcustomguitars.com
    Sam,
    I think you'd have better luck with your last thread, "defining a musician", but, potential train wreck I predict.:D
     
  16. Samthebassist

    Samthebassist

    Jun 21, 2007
    Kansas City
    hater.....:scowl:

    :bassist:
     
  17. Rickett Customs

    Rickett Customs

    Jul 30, 2007
    Southern Maryland
    Luthier: Rickett Customs...........www.rickettcustomguitars.com
    C'mon, you and I both know there are some debates to come on this one:D

    Maybe not exactly baited, but a loaded question at best.
     
  18. organized sound
     
  19. Samthebassist

    Samthebassist

    Jun 21, 2007
    Kansas City
    true.....
    :oops:
    :bassist:
     
  20. BillMason

    BillMason Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2007
    Read "This Is Your Brain On Music." Great book! It explains why we like music in great detail.
     

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