In this chapter, we will begin to define art. In particular, we will focus on defining music as a form of art. To do this, we will first consider the contributions of artists, thinkers, and poets such as John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Jean Molino, and François Villon. We will then provide examples from many musical genres, including classical music, opera and movie soundtracks, and pop music. ... [Show full abstract] We will end this chapter with contributions from jazz, discussing the works of Miles Davis and Guerino Mazzola’s Tetrade Group.