Humans are emotional beings, and somehow music stirs up emotion within us.
There is something about the combination of the elements of music (i.e. rhythm, harmony, melody, texture, etc.) that creates an amazing avenue of expression for us. So, how does it all work?
What if we could easily unlock the door to understanding music and emotion?
Maybe we could just lift our magic wand and proclaim, “Alohomora!”
If only it were that simple! When you try to explain something as abstract as music and emotion, it’s going to be pretty tough.
I may not have an quick answer right now, but I do have some great quotes from famous composers about the connection between music and emotions!