Roger Scruton - Is Music a Civilising Force?

Discussion in 'Music' started by Pangloss, 8 April 2018.

  1. Pangloss

    Pangloss Senior Member

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  2. Arboreality

    Arboreality Member

    Scruton has a lot of material that is definitely worth reading from a Traditional perspective. I recommend Understanding Music if you liked this video. He does great work with criticizing Adorno and one-sided approaches to music of the 20th century. I'd also recommend his comparison between Janáček and Schoenberg's approach to harmony. Overall a very useful book to read.
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  3. Manu

    Manu Señor Member Sustaining Member
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    To me it is pretty "simple". If it is harmonic and uses good cymatic frequencies (which can be told intuitively by an un-ruined un-modern person) it is alright. I use cymatic frequency music a lot for meditation. There is a list that kind of makes sense.
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