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Music is one of the most abstract and perhaps most mathematical art there is. Not like pictures, words or actions, music gains meaning when it is put together into musical patterns. Philosophers have always been interested in trying to define music. At 300 B.C., Greek philosopher Aristoxenes found the difference between trying to define music, and speculating the nature of music. More recently people have defined music as "organized sound","the motion of tones","sounding form in motion", and " time given shape by the energy of sound." For example, when music is being played, the sound waves are moving through the air, hence the name "the motion of tones." When music is created, if random notes were played, it would not make sense, but when the whole peice is being played, it is wonderful and amazing.