Well, I'll swanee, the lessons surely come slowly. To me, anyway. It suddenly occurs to me that all sounds are music. The musician is the one who weeds them out and strings them together for the rest of us. If it's done well, it's a hit! Pythagoras and Lady Gaga and Willie Nelson are fine examples.
All of the light and dark are art once the painter wrangles the right proportions of each.
Words? I'm gonna say that they're just made-up sounds that we've put together to communicate ideas. The poet's job is to wrestle them into truth for the masses.
Me? I'm a loveologist. I was never any good at it but I study hard.