Subject: Re: Emotional Association with Structure/Patterns/Sounds
From: mopani (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Sep 28 2005 - 16:53:52 EDT
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From: "Morgan Sutherland" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2005 7:57 PM
Subject: Emotional Association with Structure/Patterns/Sounds
> 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.
There is, but it comes from the East. The whole tradition of Raga is based
on our emotional and spiritual response to tones relating to a fundamental
and it goes back a long way. Try W. A. Mathieu's "Harmonic Experience:
Tonal harmony from its Natural Origins to its Modern Expression" for
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