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Difference Between Noise and Music

Noise vs Music

Hearing is one of the most important senses a man can have. It allows a person to hear sounds through the mechanical waves that are transmitted and which stimulate the hearing organs. Each of the Earth’s components and everything that is in it can create sounds that are unique from each other.
The air, water, trees, and animals, including man, can create sounds. Man creates sounds through his voice and actions. Aside from this, he has developed special instruments in order to create sounds such as those that are used in music.

Pianos and organs, guitars and violins, drums and bongos, cymbals and xylophones are only a few of the instruments that are made by man in order to enjoy music. Music is a form of art with sound as a medium, and the musical note is a combination of pitch and duration as its foundation.

Music is present in all cultures, and it plays a significant role in man’s life. Even during prehistoric times man was known to have enjoyed music as evidenced by ancient musical instruments found in ruins of ancient civilizations. It has many genres with common elements such as pitch, rhythm, dynamics, timbre, and texture. Different voices and instruments produce varying frequency combinations of sound and music. When these frequencies become inharmonious, they produce noise instead of music.

While music has a pleasing effect on the listener, noise is unpleasant to a person because of its irregular wave form, low frequency, and sudden changes in wave length. Noise can obstruct, garble, and contradict the meaning of electronic human and animal communication. It is an unwanted sound, usually very loud, and meaningless. Only a very thin line distinguishes music from noise. With the popularity of rock music, what is considered noise by other people may be music to the ears of others.

Still, even the voices of people talking or any sound that may spoil a person’s relaxation or enjoyment of a peaceful setting may be noise to his ears. Very loud noise and music can be damaging to the ears, and many young people today suffer from ear damage because of loud music and noise.

Summary:

1.Music is the art of arranging and combining sounds in order to create a harmonious melody while noise is an unwanted sound that is usually very loud and meaningless.
2.Music is pleasing to the ears while noise is an unpleasant sound.
3.Noise has irregular wave form and wave length and has low frequency while music has frequencies and wave lengths that are harmonious.
4.Noise can obstruct and confuse the spoken messages of man and animals when they are communicating with each other while music has a very soothing and pleasing effect.
5.Noise may also be low like the conversation between two people, which is considered noise by a third person who is not involved, while music may also be loud such as in the case of heavy metal or rock music.
6.Both noise and music when very loud can be damaging to the human ears.


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  1. Noise is simply an unwanted disturbance to to the ears while music is not.

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