By H.F. Cohen

The soul rejoices in perceiving harmonious sound; while the sound isn't really harmonious it's grieved. From those impacts of the soul are derived the identify of consonances for the harmonic proportions, and the identify of dissonances for the unharmonic proportions. whilst to this can be extra the opposite harmonie share whieh contains the longer or shorter period of musical sound, then the soul stirs the physique to leaping dance, the tongue to encouraged speech, in accordance with an identical legislation. The artisans accommodate to those harmonies the blows in their hammers, the warriors their velocity. so long as the harmonies suffer, every thing is alive; every thing stiffens, after they are disturbed.! therefore the German astronomer, Johannes Kepler, conjures up the ability of tune. the place does this energy come from? What houses of song let it to fire up feelings which can pass some distance past simply feeling regularly happy, and which can exhibit themselves, for example, in weeping; in giggling; in trembling over the total physique; in a marked acceleration of respiring and heartbeat; in engaging within the rhythm with the top, the fingers, the palms, and the toes? From the start of musical concept the reply to this query has been sought in assorted instructions.

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