MUSIC ESSAY1

MUSIC ESSAY1 - The Sound of Emotion It is often said that...

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The Sound of Emotion It is often said that music is the “sound of emotion”. Experiments throughout the years have substantiated a hypothesis that music carries out emotional meaning. A person listening to music can discover the existence of many different descriptive adjectives within the sounds. Music can also inspire feelings such as love, anger, and jealousy in listeners. Music and emotion go hand in hand. For example, Viola Concerto in G Major by Georg Philipp Telemann brings many emotions to the listener. The concerto’s first movement, Largo, is slow and peaceful. A small orchestra consisting of violins, cellos, and a harpsichord accompany a single sound from a voila. The low notes from the cello harmonize with higher notes from violins and the harpsichord mingles with the melody coming from the voila. As all the sounds are seemingly magically put together, the listener begins to draw emotions from the music. Telemann’s first movement, in largo form, brings a sense of tranquility. The
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course MUS 10 taught by Professor Froh during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.

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MUSIC ESSAY1 - The Sound of Emotion It is often said that...

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