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RE: Basic intro (OT)

Title: RE: Basic intro (OT)

nice composition!

*munch, munch, munch*

*pop poppop poppoppoppdddpdddpdddpddpddd .......pop!!!!!!*

<microwave ding!>
<chair squeak>
<rustling noises, smell of fake butter>
<footsteps returning>
<chair squeak>

*munch, munch, munch*

----- Original Message -----
From: "Caliban Tiresias Darklock" <caliban@darklock.com>
To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2001 6:18 PM
Subject: Re: Basic intro (OT)

> On Fri, 17 Aug 2001 15:54:37 -0500, "Dennis Leas"
> wrote:
> >Golly this has turned into quite a thread!
> >
> >I think "blanket statements" lead to a "warm discussion"
(excuse the pun,
> >but it IS Friday).
> Consider the statement IN CONTEXT. Context, context, context,
people! As
> posted:
> -----
> > but what do *your* ears tell *you*?)
> That any single sound is not music. Music is by definition a
> and sequence of sounds
> -----
> Now, if you'd like to second-guess what my ears tell me, I
guess that's
> your prerogative. Not that anyone could have any logical
grounds for
> such a process, but whatever turns you on.
> Now, let's address the concept of this being "wrong". In terms
> whether my *opinion* is technically correct, let's apply the
> razor of the dictionary. Webster's Revised Unabridged:
> 1. The science and the art of tones, or musical sounds, i. e.,
sounds of
> higher or lower pitch, begotten of uniform and synchronous
> as of a string at various degrees of tension; the science of
> tones which treats of the principles of harmony, or the
> dependences, and relations of tones to each other; the art of
> tones in a manner to please the ear.
> 2. (a) Melody; a rhythmical and otherwise agreeable succession
of tones.
> (b) Harmony; an accordant combination of simultaneous tones.
> 3. The written and printed notation of a musical composition;
the score.
> 4. Love of music; capacity of enjoying music.
> 5. (Zo["o]l.) A more or less musical sound made by many of the
> animals. See Stridulation.
> Well, gee. It appears that BY DEFINITION, "sound" *is* plural
in music.
> Clearly, there exists at least one definition in which this is
not true,
> but I also clearly do not intend that definition. If you
choose to
> commit the fallacy of equivocation regardless, feel free to do
so --
> with the understanding that no conclusion reached through this
> will be logically valid, nor will it have any bearing on the
validity of