Boethius divided medieval studies into 4 liberal arts consisting of:
This prioritized music and considered it "necessary".
-not the biggest priority
-spurred new musical ideas
-towards the end, modified meantone temperament
incorporated well, meantone, modified meantone temperament depending on the geographical location
-most frequent played symphony
-cornerstone of western music
-victorial well temperament
-believed music was any organized sound
Music is humanly organized sound. All humans are capable of producing music.