Re: Emotional Association with Structure/Patterns/Sounds


Subject: Re: Emotional Association with Structure/Patterns/Sounds
From: Larry Austin (larryaustin@grandecom.net)
Date: Wed Sep 28 2005 - 16:01:27 EDT


Morgan:

"Emotion and Meaning in Music" (1956) by Leonard Meyer and
"Style and Idea" (1975) by Arnold Schoenberg...for starters.

Best,

Larry Austin

Morgan Sutherland wrote:

> Could somebody point me in the direction of research/books/ideas about
> why certain structures and patterns resonate on different emotional
> levels to different people. Questions like, why are some chords "sad"
> and others "scary". Why do we like the stander
> verse-chorus-verse...... structure and all that jazz.
>
> I feel like there should be a significant amount of research in this area.



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