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Music and Morals: Dispelling the Myth That Music Is Amoral
Music and Morals examines the effects music has on the listener, putting to rest the myth that music is amoral. Chapter Summaries: Chapter One: Music and Morals--By showing how music is used successfully by the film industry to create moods and convey morality, the fact is established that music is a powerful entity and should not be considered amoral by the Church. ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published November 7th 2005 by Cappella Books
(first published September 1st 2005)
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The author's general attitude seems to be that her position is so obvious no thinking person could argue against her. This readers general attitude is that she so appallingly fails to prove her case that no thinking person would be satisfied. If there is a good case to be made that music is intrinsically moral, this is not it. Her failure, like so many others, comes when she makes the fabulous leap from the proposition "Music affects people" to the proposition "Music is intrinsically moral." ...more
This is the second book I’ve read by Kimberly Smith on music. This is forwarded by Frank Garlock and is very much in the mode in which he writes. I don’t necessarily disagree with these kinds of conclusions. However, I am a layman in the technical side of music and can’t say whether all the conclusions are completely sound or not. My disagreement with modern music is in the area of worldliness, so Smith’s (and many other music books on my shelf) conclusions coincide with mine, but from a ...more