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Is music an art or a science?

My guitar techer looks at things in a very techncally way is music like that or should it be a form of expression

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    "Science" definitely isn't the right term for it. Mathematics, absolutely.

    The technical part of music is important and no matter how you look at it, patterns and timing are there.

    I, however, believe the art and expression aspect trumps the technicality. (Then again, have you ever listened to math metal?)

    When I comes to certain genres, such as blues that we all here love so much, we know it comes down to the emotion and grit you put into playing.

    Nothing wrong with having a thorough understanding of technicalities, patterns and timing, but nothing should be mechanical. Don't wanna "play-by-numbers".

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  • 8 years ago

    Most certainly an art- it's entirely creative.

    You could say it was a science perhaps but only as an expression-

    sort of like the expression "He has it down to a science"

    However, you could look at music mathematically too, if you want to get much deeper.

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  • jehen
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Both. Of course it is expressive art. But just as the writer needs to know the rules of language and grammar, a musician needs to know music theory and proper technique. Those are the tools of expression and tools are technical things. But once known and understood, there is no obligation for strict adherence.

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  • ?
    Lv 4
    8 years ago

    An art form. The 'theory' or science behind it comes after the musical expression is made. Theory doesn't make music - creativity does.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Music is an art form, not science.

    Scientific research regarding music is performed regularly. However, that act is science, it is not making music.

    The scientific method can be applied to most anything, but this does not make the *research subject* a "science."

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  • 5 years ago

    years ago it was considered a science and not an art! I'd say it is both

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  • 8 years ago

    Everything is art until science takes over. Take that piece of rump steak served on a plate. It was a work of art until fine dining took it one step further. Nowadays it's all science with calories and proteins with a thermometer stuck right in it..

    If ever you have a piece of sirloin well done on a plate, just asked the chef not to put his fingers on it. You don't want his DNA spread upon your piece of steak.

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  • 8 years ago

    It's science in the sense of Zappa's remark about "imposing his will upon unsuspecting molecules, usually with the aid of unsuspecting musicians."

    Other than that, it's art, very subjective.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    art, definetly

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