For me, what’s the dividing line between music and sound? It’s about the gaps. There’s always at least two gaps.

Very true. The only thing that could come close would be rhythm.
Having a musical ear, so they say, nearly _EVERYTHING_ I hear is music.

Just earlier, I heard a sound clip of a guy laughing. I heard the beat it made, and in my head, it was a song, ,and his laugh was the instrument playing. actually his laugh was several layers of instruments.

For me, what’s the dividing line between music and sound?

The gaps.

Even a pure sine wave that starts, plays and stops, can be music – and that’s about the most harsh thing I can think of.

There’s a gap in the beginning before it plays, and a gap afterwards.

When one tunes a guitar with another guitar and the two strings are ALMOST in tune but not quite, and there’s the ‘beats’ of inerference, that’s music to me. To someone else, that’s noise.

So, I’d be a poor example of “what’s music vs sound” because this fan blowing in my ear right now makes a b flat with some significant overtones and an underlying roar that’s barely perceptible. Mind you, I can only hear to 5000 hz – in my good ear. My bad ear doesn’t hear at all.

So, my head takes in what it does, and the music likely happens internally. Perhaps it does for all people.

I never feared anthropomorphizing so talking with animals/plants/etc always came easy. Do they respond? Is anybody listening? Well, the concept of a consciousness behind on “the other side” doesn’t matter much to me. Even if it’s just physics – my breath touching the plant which feeds it Co2 and moisture and heat and grows closer to me over time in response… *or* if it “likes my voice” – what’s the real difference?

Behaviorist-wise, not much. smile emoticon

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