On Wed, 2007-04-04 at 08:06 -0400, Louis Acresti wrote:
or perhaps its a learned cultural thing.
the whole western "major is happy/optimistic" and "minor is
introspective sad" take on modes is highly culturally specific. the
notion of "blue" notes is similarly constrained to a particular culture.
try listening to some indian carnatic classical music sometime. if you
have no background in the cultural construction of this music, it will
likely mean almost nothing to you, or alternatively will mean something
that is probably totally unrelated to the meanings in the minds of the