A professor at the UC Berkeley School of Music used the most simple definition; that music is: "Sound in time." The two basic elements are "Sound" and "Time Intervals," it all starts there. So Kermit, does that mean beating a drum with a stick is music? Technically, yes - in it's most basic form. There are other interesting sounds too, but that is correct.
Never tried a ukulele Christie, but just play with it until you find some nice sounds in it. I am hoping Kermit can help us as I need to learn more myself. Kermit found this and I thought it was very interesting. I might try and chart this out myself, to learn the relationships of the notes. I think that is the key to chords (harmony) and understanding the logic of the notes, which is mathematical and apparently geometrical too.
Nick and Kermit thanks so much for the theory lesson videos. They are very interesting and I will have a look at all of them. I'm interested in learning this. It's a good way to get my mind off of studying for school :)
Actually, regarding the ukulele. I don't have time to practice a lot and I try to practice when I am home alone so I don't disturb anybody's peace and quiet but I have managed pretty good this far. I was only joking before I can play 'somewhere over the rainbow' and a few other tunes like this one:
I bought me an electronic tuner so I'm all set with that and I have bought Ukulele for dummies. :)
Music theory is interesting in small doses, but it starts to sound like Martian talk fast. But I think it is good at least know that it exists. I wonder how many famous songwriters, and performers actually know it, maybe 50%, probably much less? So it is not essential, but it can be very helpful.
If you want to get rich and live on a hill, then you might want to write some songs Christie. Some basic music theory could help one to write good songs . . .