Question
Tue October 04, 2011 By: Nikita Sharma

why does the sound of a humming bee considered to be musical while that of a clock is not?

Expert Reply
Wed October 05, 2011
No clear line of demarcation can be drawn between a musical sound and a noise on the basis of sensation these produce on the ear of the listener. The distinction between music and noise is based on the psychological response of the ear and brain to various types of sound. The pleasant or unpleasant effect of any sound depends upon the mental make-up and attitude of the listener towards a particular sound.
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