How Music Means and/or What Music Means?

Here is another very brief snippet asking students to consider the difference between WHAT music means and HOW it means. As Alan Moore points out in his book ‘Song Means’ – there is often a confusion here. For me, it is important for music listeners to consider the polysemic nature of music, embrace what it means to us then focus on how it does this.

About Paul Carr

Academic working at the University of Glamorgan
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