The musical matrix.
Posted: 24 March 2016 07:15 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Was musing about the various musical ranges of instruments and why they are used in music composition. Found something:
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http://www.solomonsmusic.net/insrange.htm

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Posted: 25 March 2016 04:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Music.  Now available to mankind at a level never known, heretofore, in terms of the sheer quantity, the diversity, the types, the complexity, the range.  But why?  How has it promoted survival to reproduction?  It is not a semantical language.  It does express, communicate, and elicit emotions.  Perhaps that has been critical in some way in our evolution.

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Posted: 25 March 2016 05:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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TimB - 25 March 2016 04:53 PM

Music.  Now available to mankind at a level never known, heretofore, in terms of the sheer quantity, the diversity, the types, the complexity, the range.  But why?  How has it promoted survival to reproduction?  It is not a semantical language.  It does express, communicate, and elicit emotions.  Perhaps that has been critical in some way in our evolution.

I am certain of it.

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Posted: 05 April 2016 04:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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An interesting clip about the connection between types of music and personality of the listener.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/video/tunedin/what-music-says-about-your-personality/vi-BBraZTH

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Posted: 05 April 2016 06:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Except for the Nora Jones song it all sucked.

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Posted: 05 April 2016 04:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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DarronS - 05 April 2016 06:17 AM

Except for the Nora Jones song it all sucked.

You must have an empathic personality then. A well developed MNN.  It;s a good thing.

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Posted: 06 April 2016 01:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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What a load. It’s a bunch of Barnum Effect BS.

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Posted: 06 April 2016 10:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Dead Monky - 06 April 2016 01:43 AM

What a load. It’s a bunch of Barnum Effect BS.

I am not sure what “Barnum Effect BS” conrtibutes to the discussion.
I went through three pages of the Barnum Effect on wikii, seeking any reference to emotional responseses of certain types of people to certain types of music. Alas, that was a waste of my time.  Can you clarify your knee-jerk comment?
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