The Free Music Archive offers free downloads under Creative Commons and other licenses. Listeners more often report finding music to be bittersweet than purely happy or purely sad 51 , 52 , and many listeners report that even sad music brings them pleasure 53 This may appear to contradict some of the literature with regard to opioids, pain relief and induced sadness.
Since then, after not being paid my dues and paying my dues by getting properly groomed, visiting this ¨guide´s¨ family, and sleeping on a roof with his other brothers”, I had been in Banaras taking vocal Hindustani classical music lessons with Pundit Pashupatinath Mishraji, learning Hindi from the wonderful Binit Kumar Mishraji, going to concerts, participating in Bhajan- devotional song – and talking with musicians, priests, and scholars.
At present only Roger Scruton (1997, 19-79; forthcoming) and Stephen Davies (2001, 47-71) have addressed these questions in any depth, but they will be important to understanding the very nature of music, if an appeal is made to such ‘basic musical features’ as pitch and rhythm in the definition of music (see section 1.2, above).
Even when our innate link to music is physically challenged, humans instinctively still strive to connect with it. Severely tone deaf Tim Falconer feels such an emotional connection to music that he’s spent years with a professional music coach attempting to overcome what is truly a genetic mutation.
Humans’ unerring ability to anticipate the beat in music showed neuroscientist Jessica Grahn that rhythm triggers the exact areas of our brains that control movement, a discovery which she’s trying to use to allow Parkinson’s patients and others without muscle control to regain that function.