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Two-Note Chord[edit]

"When musicians play three or more different notes at the same time, this creates a chord." A dyad is a two-note chord. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Heroic95 (talkcontribs) 05:25, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia's article on chords says " three notes are needed to define any common chord, three is often taken as the minimum number of notes that form a definite chord.[13] Hence, Andrew Surmani, for example, (2004, p. 72) states, "When three or more notes are sounded together, the combination is called a chord." George T. Jones (1994, p. 43) agrees: "Two tones sounding together are usually termed an interval, while three or more tones are called a chord." According to Monath (1984, p. 37); "A chord is a combination of three or more tones sounded simultaneously," and the distances between the tones are called intervals..."...There are some sources supporting your dyad approach in that article, too, but for simplicity's sake, I think the music article should say that chords are 3 or more notes. Readers who want to learn more about chords can click on the chord article.OnBeyondZebraxTALK 12:38, 21 March 2020 (UTC)

Lowest of the arts[edit]

Should this article point out that Immanuel Kant saw music as the lowest of the arts? This is, after all, what it says in the paper version of the Encyclopedia Brittanica. Vorbee (talk) 18:51, 20 February 2020 (UTC)

Can somebody link "art form"[edit]

It's unbearable, when you're playing the Wikipedia game, to find things that are not linked. Fix this problem today! DewlinTheDerp (talk) 12:01, 23 February 2020 (UTC)

DewlinTheDerp, we're not going to add links just to support the Wikipedia game. creffett (talk) 16:11, 23 February 2020 (UTC)

Beginning amateur musicians...[edit]

According to the article "beginning amateur musicians take lessons with professional musicians". Sometimes they do, but this is not a rule. (talk) 13:38, 19 June 2020 (UTC)

Music from nature[edit]

Music is loosely defined as a pleasant sound. It doesn't have to be man-made. We have the singing of the birds, the sound of dolphins and whales, grasshoppers, etc. I would like to see something like this in the text but I'm not sure where it would fit in.. Felixnicholson (talk) 19:21, 30 December 2020 (UTC)

Where did you find that definition? It's not mentioned at Definition of music. -- Michael Bednarek (talk) 02:30, 31 December 2020 (UTC)
I don’t know if I’ve seen music described that way, but one way might be in describing the early function of musical instruments. Some early musical instruments such as flutes (that were labeled “primitive” in the past) may have been made to imitate animal sounds. Today we might not call that music, but the instruments still end up labeled “musical instruments”. However, not all are pleasant or melodic. Jacqke (talk) 03:58, 31 December 2020 (UTC)