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Unformatted text preview: Ted Gracyk Music’s Worldly Uses Scruton & Gracyk agree that… • “Music does not yield its meanings to listeners outside the continuing culture that gives the music its significance” (137). • Music will also fail to yield its meanings to those in the culture “if those listeners fail to engage the music through some form of active participation” (137). Gracyk p.138 (1) “Scruton defends the intrinsic superiority of our harmonic tradition, the tradition of western art music that reigned supreme from the Renaissance to the early 20th century.” • Gracyk agrees that we hear music “when we understand the organization of the sounds and grasp what is conveyed by that organization” (139). • He agrees that we understand what music means “only because we are members of a community tradition” (140). • He agrees that “… our interest in music reflects engagement in a certain social life, and so it reveals something about our character,” as Plato said (140). P. 138: (4) … Listeners seek musical pattern, indifferent to the “actual sound events” (i.e., to the contingent material through which the music is presented in performance). Melody, harmony, and rhythm are to be mentally abstracted from whatever embodies them. At this stage, an ordered social life is symbolically represented by the music, rather than physically enacted. •...
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This note was uploaded on 03/13/2011 for the course PHIL 277 taught by Professor Jeneferrobinson during the Winter '11 term at University of Cincinnati.

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Gracyk - Ted Gracyk Music’s Worldly Uses Scruton &...

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