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In this chapter we will discuss the physical and psychological aspects of music, which in a sense is a way of distinguishing between its objective and subjective qualities. First we shall try to establish an awareness of the existence of such qualities. Further we will show that even though one is derived from the other, they are perceived in very different manners by our mind, thus separating the two concepts. And finally we shall try to unify the two concepts in a musical context, and show that in some perspectives their difference is only a matter of degree and not of kind. Thus, we will try to establish a continuum between the two. The chapter has three sections (excluding the introduction and conclusion). The first two sections define poles, and the third section attempts to unite the two in a continuum. This structure is also repeated in every subsection, where the same formula applies.

Shahrokh Yadegari 2001-03-01