Roger Scruton

in The Aesthetics of Music

Published in print June 1999 | ISBN: 9780198167273
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598371 | DOI:

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An account of the primary elements of the musical experience, arguing that rhythm, accent, melody, harmony, and movement are all features of the intentional object of musical perception (‘tone’) but not features of the material object (‘sound’) in which that intentional object is heard. Musical perception involves an act of metaphorical transfer, which orders sounds according to concepts that do not literally apply to them.

Keywords: accent; harmony; intentional object; melody; metaphorical transfer; movement; musical experience; musical perception; rhythm; sound; tone

Chapter.  20941 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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