Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Education, Management, Arts, Economics and Social Science (ICEMAESS 2017)

On the Semantic and Non-semantic Nature of Music

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Shanshan Liu
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Shanshan Liu
Available Online December 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icemaess-17.2017.66How to use a DOI?
Keywords
semantic nature of music, non-semantic nature, meaning, particularity.
Abstract
Is music semantic or non-semantic? For a long time, there have been different opinions, but most people hold the bias that music is non-semantic and neglect research on the semantic nature of music. This paper made an attempt to discuss the semantic and non-semantic nature of music. Music not only means its pure form, but conveys emotions through "sounds" and "tunes", which always contains some meaning. As for the non-semantic nature of music, it lies in that musical material is not semantic and musical sounds play a decisive role.In the long history of music, semantic interpretations of music are commonly seen, but there are many vague "non-semantic" words in real life and literary works, and something non-semantic also exists in music.
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