I found this question posed on another WordPress Blog, and thought it was interesting enough to post here and share with you. I’d love to hear what you think. I’m also very interested in what Tommy thinks. I know he loves emotional music, but does bland sell-out type noise constitute music if it invokes emotion in its fans–even if they have a very low level of appreciation for music?
We hear music everywhere we go and yet we call almost every sound the sound of music. But what really is ‘music’? How can we define it?
I believe music is that which causes emotion.
If music causes one to feel anger, hate, jealousy, that is music.
If music causes sadness, feeling, and fear, that is music.
If music causes happiness, goodwill, and well-being, that is music.
As long as music causes a change in mood, a change in emotion, then that is what I define as ‘music’.
You may see it differently, so I would like to know what your definition of music is!”