Scruton on music[1] - Roger Scruton The Decline of Musical...

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Roger Scruton “The Decline of Musical Culture”
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I. Tonality II. Expressiveness as a function of listeners’ sympathetic responses III. Music as expressive of emotions and attitudes IV. Dancing as expressive of culture V. “The decline of Musical Culture”
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Roger Scruton, The Aesthetics of Music Tonal music is structured by keys and their associated tonal areas. Tones (metaphorically) move up and down, fast or slow, as well as harmonically, e.g. from the tonic to the dominant and back to the tonic. These relationships are orderly and structured. We are led to expect certain progressions, for example. Love me, Do
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Representation and Expression Music cannot represent the external world very well. Cuckoos, clocks, trains, storms … But it can express psychological states with great subtlety and power. In particular, music can express emotions and feelings such as sadness, happiness, nostalgia, hope, disappointment, confidence, timidity, sassy sexuality etc. HOW?
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We understand musical expressiveness through our sympathetic response to it.
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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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Scruton on music[1] - Roger Scruton The Decline of Musical...

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