You Need To Know Music | Culture As Technology

You don’t know people if you don’t study music.

That doesn’t mean learning how to play music. Many people understand music better than I and cannot play a single note. If you want to understand people, then you need to understand the neuropsychology of music as well as the culture.

Two important manifestations of psychosocial dynamics, emotions which are expressed, and feelings, the sensing of emotion which is an immediate experience. The narrative, the lyricism of a song deliberately attempts to invoke and engage both with specificity.

“Music Makes You Feel Feelings, Lyrics Make You Think Thoughts, Songs Make You Feel Thoughts”
― Composer and Educator Ben Levin paraphrasing “Yip” Harburg, the lyricist who wrote Garland’s hit “Over The Rainbow

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