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Re: What does "musical" mean?

Postby ReadySaltedChris » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:34 pm

It all makes sense now.
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Re: What does "musical" mean?

Postby MonsterPianoPlayer » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:36 am

My own words:
Anything related to music that sounds good or great!

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Re: What does "musical" mean?

Postby CS70 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:04 pm

If you ever use some kit which is not musical, or try to play with someone who isn't - you'll know. :)
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Re: What does "musical" mean?

Postby ConcertinaChap » Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:04 am

This reminds me very much of discussions of other human traits like "what is a sense of humour?". Is it the ability to tell jokes? Or to understand jokes? Or being very witty? Or being able to recognise and laugh at the gags in Monty Python? Do you have to laugh a lot to have a good sense of humour? Do puns count? And so on (and on).

Definitions slip through the fingers because they're too close to us and part of our own self images, I reckon.

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PS if you think "what does musical mean?" is tricky try "what is folk music?". That one will keep thousands of folkies going in acrimonious debate for decade after decade!
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Re: What does "musical" mean?

Postby blinddrew » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:10 am

ConcertinaChap wrote:PS if you think "what does musical mean?" is tricky try "what is folk music?". That one will keep thousands of folkies going in acrimonious debate for decade after decade!
The best bit of these debates is when someone declares, "Look! It's not complicated, it's [insert random definition here]" expecting that to resolve the issue. Four hours later they're still unable to define exactly what they mean by that definition.
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Re: What does "musical" mean?

Postby Wonks » Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:45 pm

blinddrew wrote:
ConcertinaChap wrote:PS if you think "what does musical mean?" is tricky try "what is folk music?". That one will keep thousands of folkies going in acrimonious debate for decade after decade!
The best bit of these debates is when someone declares, "Look! It's not complicated, it's [insert random definition here]" expecting that to resolve the issue. Four hours later they're still unable to define exactly what they mean by that definition.

What did you mean by that? :D
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