musicalness


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Noun1.musicalness - the property of sounding like music
sound property - an attribute of sound
lyricality, lyricism, songfulness - the property of being suitable for singing
melodiousness, tunefulness - the property of having a melody
texture - the musical pattern created by parts being played or sung together; "then another melodic line is added to the texture"
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His style is frequently typified by musicalness, ellipsis, unfinished sentences, and a visionary tone.
In accidental compounds such as the musical man, an accident like musicalness may be prior in formula and therefore, prior in knowledge, to the compound, while being posterior in being, since 'musicalness cannot exist unless there is someone who is musical.' (26) Aristotle says much the same thing in Metaphysics [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] 2 (27) to make the point that priority in substance does not necessarily track priority in formula.
Not the exactitude and success with which a notation notates a sound; but the musicalness of the notation in its notating." This knotty text (typical of Cardew's philosophical pirouettes) pulls cleanly into a logical line: The notation of Treatise is itself a form of music--just not a music that need be heard, necessarily.