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Old 10-27-2005, 07:13 PM
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Question music vs noise - difference

I want to show the difference between what is considered noise and how the sound of music differs from the sound of noise. I need to get this project approved and my teacher want it stated "What is the effect of __blank on__.I need help.
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Old 10-28-2005, 12:19 PM
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You could try "What is the affect of music compared to "noise" on humans, or a dog/cat?" You could try different genres of musics, and different noises: drooping of a pencil, breaking of glass, foot steps, etc.
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kpup2, you can try investigating the *nature* or characteristics of sound that make people consider them music as opposed to noise.

When a person creates music, s/he normally puts thought into it. As a result, what you hear is generally ordered, rythmic, has expression, has a progression of some sort.

Some aspects of music are
- melody (the main tune)
- harmony (the accompaniment)
- rhythm (the beat) & tempo (the speed)
- expression (variance in loudness, etc)

In addition, music has such things like "synchopation" --- where the musician may play off the main beat - to accentuate certain parts of the song/piece.

Noise is usually disordered - there is no careful planning / thought put into crafting it into a story to tell.

You get the idea.

In addition to these factors, music is generally evolves to suite the likings/taste of the people in a certain community/culture. Hence, if it's "bad music", people might classify it as noise and not want to listen to it. Eventually the musicians can't make a living playing it, and may have to alter their tastes to suit the audience.

So I think there are many factors that distinguish "music" from "noise". Your project can
1) give a broad overview of these factors
2) focus more on 1 or 2 primary factors - for example melody or rhytym etc.

Hope that helps
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That is a good experiment.I would say that you should try it on different types of people with different types of sound. For example, you could have a friend listen to a tape recordign of a whole lot of noise like glass breaking, and see if he thinks that it is music or not.After you do your experiment, could you post the results? That is a good idea!
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You could do the how does classical music affect a preschoolers ability to sleep
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Yes, a lot of peoplesay that babies and preschoolers fall asleep quickly to classical, but is that true?
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I know classical music makes me really bored and sleepy. One time I did fall asleep.
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