- Shawn Jones
- Edmonton, Alberta
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What is the relationship between music and emotion?
As a songwriter, I believe that a song was an emotion caught in a bottle. Listening to a song or playing one I've written while feeling a certain way has always been a sort of emotional time travel for me. Music for me is the most intimate form of expression.
Others might argue that music is a fabrication using the mathematical manipulation of sounds put together in a way that provokes a specific emotional response.
I'd like to hear what others think:
-What is music?
-How does music express emotion?
-What scientific effect does music have on emotions?