A look at different genres of music expressing different feelings

If scent has a hotline to memory, it seems music has a hotline to emotion. By Marko Ahtisaari and Ketki Karanam Music has the power to stimulate strong emotions within us, to the extent that it is probably rare not to be somehow emotionally affected by music. We all know what emotions are and experience them daily. Most of us also listen to music in order to experience emotions.

A look at different genres of music expressing different feelings

Greek lyric For the ancient Greekslyric poetry had a precise technical meaning: Because such works were typically sung, it was also known as melic poetry. The lyric or melic poet was distinguished from the writer of plays although Athenian drama included choral odes, in lyric formthe writer of trochaic and iambic verses which were recitedthe writer of elegies accompanied by the flute, rather than the lyre and the writer of epic.

These archaic and classical musician-poets included SapphoAlcaeusAnacreon and Pindar. Archaic lyric was characterized by strophic composition and live musical performance. Some poets, like Pindar extended the metrical forms to a triad, including stropheantistrophe metrically identical to the strophe and epode whose form does not match that of the strophe.

What remained were the forms, the lyric meters of the Greeks adapted to Latin. Catullus was influenced by both archaic and Hellenistic Greek verse and belonged to a group of Roman poets called the Neoteroi "New Poets" who spurned epic poetry following the lead of Callimachus.

Instead, they composed brief, highly polished poems in various thematic and metrical genres. The Roman love elegies of TibullusPropertiusand Ovid AmoresHeroideswith their personal phrasing and feeling, may be the thematic ancestor of much medieval, Renaissance, Romantic, and modern lyric poetry, but these works were composed in elegiac couplets and so were not lyric poetry in the ancient sense.

The varying forms of the new Chu ci provided more rhythm and greater latitude of expression. Formally, it consists of a short lyric composed in a single meter with a single rhyme throughout.

The central subject is love.

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The ghazal was introduced to European poetry in the early 19th century by the Germans SchlegelVon Hammer-Purgstalland Goethewho called Hafiz his "twin". A poem's particular structure, function, or theme might all vary. The dominant form of German lyric poetry in the period was the minnesang"a love lyric based essentially on a fictitious relationship between a knight and his high-born lady".

Inaccording to the poet, the sight of a woman called Laura in the church of Sainte-Claire d'Avignon awoke in him a lasting passion, celebrated in the Rime sparse "Scattered rhymes".

Laura is in many ways both the culmination of medieval courtly love poetry and the beginning of Renaissance love lyric.

A bhajan or kirtan is a Hindu devotional song. Bhajans are often simple songs in lyrical language expressing emotions of love for the Divine. Notable authors include KabirSurdasand Tulsidas. Chinese Sanqu poetry was a Chinese poetic genre popular from the 12th-century Jin Dynasty through to the early Ming.

Early 14th-century playwrights like Ma Zhiyuan and Guan Hanqing were well-established writers of Sanqu. Against the usual tradition of using Classical Chinesethis poetry was composed in the vernacular.Music and Emotion. Marko Ahtisaari. July 21, Humans are one of the extremely few species that can synchronize their body movement to music (even babies do it - take a look at this popular video clip of 1 1-month-old infants trying to sync to the beat!).

Brain imaging studies have shown that the motor areas of the brain are active even. Music and Emotion Living apart together: a relationship between music psychology and music therapy Annemiek Vink.

Sep 06,  · For example, Brown studied music listeners' ability to recognize emotions in pieces from different styles and genres in classical music. He chose 12 musical excerpts and asked listeners, both musicians and non-musicians, to sort them into six broad emotion categories. For something different, I am posting my first Podcast. Tune in to find out a little more about me and my music. Yet, we have put together different genres of love songs for him you can imagine below. These include modern, romantic, country music, R&B and rock music. The ideas in this post have been updated to , so plug in your earphones and enjoy the music!

This article was originally printed in Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, 10(2), pp. The article is republished here with the kind permission from the author.

A look at different genres of music expressing different feelings

Yet, we have put together different genres of love songs for him you can imagine below. These include modern, romantic, country music, R&B and rock music. The ideas in this post have been updated to , so plug in your earphones and enjoy the music!

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Sep 06,  · For example, Brown studied music listeners' ability to recognize emotions in pieces from different styles and genres in classical music. He chose 12 musical excerpts and asked listeners, both musicians and non-musicians, to sort them into six broad emotion categories.

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