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When you listen to a piece of music, and it evokes certain emotions, is that intrinsic to the music, or is it because you have been conditioned by decades of musical exposure to have that response?

Asked by ragingloli (45322points) 1 month ago

For example, something sounding “heroic”, is it because it is actually heroic sounding, or is it because you have been brainwashed by countless similar pieces of music before, to think that this is what heroic must sound like?

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