Recently I watched a an interview with the composer of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. And I was amazed to find how he believed that music was a language and even dared to go to Egypt without knowing a word of arabic. So I thought, why not have a thread in which people communicate using just music.
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Thread: The language of music
October 20th, 2011 12:58 pm #1
The language of musicThe problem with people is not that they set high goals that they cannot reach but they set low goals that they do reach. - Michaelangelo
October 20th, 2011 08:14 pm #2
You might be interested in these books:
The Language of Music- Deryck Cooke
A generative theory of tonal music- Lehrdahl & Jackendoff
The first is a bit forced in places and only really looks at Renaissance/Baroque/Classical music. The second book is brilliant- I still find it a bit heavy because I'm of the mind let's just enjoy music and leave it be, but as an analogy of how music is like a language, it's the best out there.
Also, I can see this thread turning into a discussion and probably belonging on the other board- unless you mean for people to write music to post in order to communicate?1/4 of the IRC Pyro Quartet
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October 21st, 2011 03:19 pm #3
October 21st, 2011 05:09 pm #4
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From what I've heard, interpretation of meaning in music is not an innate ability—it must be learned. Arabic quarter-tone music might sound jarring and dissonant to western ears, regardless of intended meaning. That being said, I think some music is more universal than others. I'd imagine that John Mackey's Asphalt Cocktail sounds like insanity, no matter who you are. Which is the whole point.
October 21st, 2011 08:07 pm #5
I don't know exactly where I stand on the issue, but it's certainly interesting.
October 23rd, 2011 10:22 am #6
Every way of communication must has a rule, so that people can base on it to understand what the others saying ) as : C -sol - c means : I love you
But we can feel a sad or a happy melody right ? So I think it's a better way to use music as a way of expressing feelings :">what is moe *w*
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