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I agree with the notion that there is no universal answer to the question when that happens, there's only individual ones. For some rythm suffices, some require a note to be played, some a melody. The question is really, when does the sound begin to awaken desirable emotion in the listener.

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Comment by lima on February 15, 2010 at 11:26pm
lol nice head shake at the end... =)
Comment by SydTheSkeptic on February 15, 2010 at 11:52pm
Ah, when it awakens desirable emotion...TopicalTuber touched upon this a bit.

I love all the creative ways people have in expressing their answer.
Thanks Peter!
Comment by Chig on February 16, 2010 at 2:04am
Hmmm... so I was going to say it is the point where sound meets mathematics, and I filmed a vid of me playing a piece of a song I had written long ago, demonstrating how the math in music effects emotions... and then you go and prove it was not music. okay I am sitting this one out.
Nice job.
Comment by SydTheSkeptic on February 16, 2010 at 3:39am
Chig!! You whimp. Where's your fartitude!!!
Comment by BlancheNoE on February 16, 2010 at 8:35am
@Chig, Pen said nearly the exact same thing,..and just so you know, your farts will always be music to my ears. Way better the yodeling. Hmm, now I'm picturing you yodeling out your arse.
@ Peter, what about the music in the silent spaces between the the notes and beats?,..what, you don't hear that?,...yeah,..NOW you do, don't you? Glad I could help. When you start having the weird dreams and seeing the tracers, just eat more cabbage before bedtime. When your roommate complains, tell him it was Syd's idea,..thanks.
Comment by LtAdams2247 on February 16, 2010 at 10:09am
@Chig: I haven't proven anything. Just how I as an individual see it. Also, have you considered the possibility of you knowing more about music than me? Cause I know only what I can hear and that's not all that much (earwax). I had no idea this could be disencouraging to anyone. Make your vid, you whimp ;-)
Comment by LtAdams2247 on February 16, 2010 at 10:15am
@Blanch: I think the silent spaces between notes and beats are definitely part of the music as long as there is a compelling melody that they are part of. The silent spaces alone are just that. Empty space. A rythm _to me_ is more than sound yet less than music.
Comment by JustAnotherUserName on February 16, 2010 at 3:06pm
Sometimes, like if you have, say, colicky twins....or if you have, say, a house full of teenage boys and a David...or if you are taking guitar lessons and they're not going so well, the silence itself is the music. Just sayin' :-)
Comment by LtAdams2247 on February 16, 2010 at 6:28pm
Excellent point, Ruth. When it is that sound awakens desirable emotion does in fact depend on everyone's unique situation and experiences.

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