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Let's talk about the music before we talk about the metric breakdown. The piece is in cut time (2/2) and the first measure is a pickup and starts from the second beat. In cut time you would count this meter as 1 - 2 where beat 1 would be felt as a stronger beat. What this is showing in a very round about way is the note hierarchy and how it lines up with ...


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The Cognition of Basic Musical Structures has examples of profiles for C major and C minor: https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=IDoLEvTQuewC&pg=PA174 Apparently these particular ones are based on experiments involving Krumhansl where subjects were asked how well each note fit with a prior context that "established a key". As @CalebHines alludes to, ...


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The "sound/tone/timbre" of the instruments and the atmosphere created by them give music a certain personality. For soundtracks, the context of the movie gives personality to the music. Other than this, I think it is an individual that gives personality to the music. That is, it also depends on what mental and physical state you are in. As already mentioned, ...



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