Tonality and the Cultural
Keywords:tonality, acculturation, listening, cadence, hunting
AbstractThe emphasis in this response to Mine Doğantan-Dack’s ‘Tonality: The Shape of Affect’ is on the cultural construction of tonality and the ways in which that may encourage Western musicians to understand tonality as a fundamental psychological process. An alternative hypothesis is proposed in which tonality assists in the effective musical modelling of hunting, offering a means to relive the experience in social groups.
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