Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Music: An Art and a Language - Reading Together - The Folk Song
"Although all art reflects popular sentiment to a certain extent, in no one of the arts—as painting, sculpture and architecture—is there such a vital record of the emotions and artistic instincts of humanity as we find in the realm of folk-song."
(location 367, Kindle Edition)
"The interval of a perfect fifth having one of the simplest ratios (2-3), and being familiar to people as the first overtone (after the octave) struck off by any sounding body—such as a bell or an organ pipe."
(location 411, Kindle Edition)
"Even to-day these tonal centres are still used; for they are elemental, like the primitive colors of the spectroscope."
(location 414, Kindle Edition)
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