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Music and bodily metaphors

Why do we say that music “ascends” with “high” notes – or “descends” with "low" notes? Hans T. Zeiner-Henriksen discusses bodily metaphors.

Why do we say that music “ascends” with “high” notes – or “descends” with “low” notes? Does musical notation have directions?

In this video we will discuss how our bodily feeling of directions serves as a metaphor that shapes our experience of music.

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