Re: On the Grammar of Music and rules (Christian Kaernbach )

Subject: Re: On the Grammar of Music and rules
From:    Christian Kaernbach  <chris(at)PSYCHOLOGIE.UNI-LEIPZIG.DE>
Date:    Fri, 27 Apr 2001 08:01:49 +0200

Pierre Divenyi wrote: > Even if music had a set of rules (which may not be true in the > strict sense), any music that would follow these rules with > absolute faithfulness would generate muzak. But isn't the same true for speech? There have to be rules, and there has to be ... (ducking) ... content. Now if we were to discuss if music has something to say I fear the discussion would get even more dogmatic (at least partially) and perhaps futile (entirely). Nice study by Maess et al. - Christian Kaernbach

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