any old scrawl?
that, i suppose, will always be in the eye of the beholder.
tell me, though, if you will - a novice banging out notes on a piano, in tortured disinterest because they are made to, or a person who'd rather die than cook slinging a tv dinner into the microwave and putting it on a plate... do those renditions of sound or food qualify as 'music' and 'cookery'?
I am not certain if my example is applicable to this discourse but gonna share, anyways........
I took a college course (1980's i think) called Music & Motor Skills (a Child Dev course) and one of the assignments for us was to come up with 2 pages worth of notes and the Prof would play on the piano. No one in the class knew music (most were Preschool Teachers upgrading their credential or Parents looking to Home School).
When the day came for all of us to submit what we'd come up with EVERYONE IN THE CLASS either marveled or hated me because my piece sounded like a real something or other!! I tried to tell them that i used an algebraic equation to help me with this assignment.
Did this make me a potential musician?
Are we not quibbling about a cornucopia of different fruits and vegetables?
(sorry to intrude.........just adding my 2 cents, again