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originally posted by: Yeahkeepwatchingme
I believe it. The false church which is the center of what it claims to stand against has held this planet back for centuries in nearly every aspect of its being. I don't think God would want to hold humans back, he'd want them to flourish and live happily, not be oppressed and divided like the false church.
Also, the early Catholic Church's actual banning of the use of Polyphony for so many centuries during the Dark Ages & medieval period, sadly served to reinforce this banal, blanket assumption & viewpoint, that any "respectable" music from antiquity must also have been monophonic!
This resulting predominance of the miserable monophony of the Dark Ages & medieval period in the West, which lasted for so many centuries, may have led to a general misguided viewpoint in the West, that monophony must also have predominated throughout the rest of the ancient world as well - and thus, the "urban myth" of the monotony of monophony; a frankly ridiculous, virtually unchallenged, unquestioned dismal dogma, was born...and has remained in Western thought, right through to the present day!
originally posted by: kelbtalfenek
a reply to: CardiffGiant
All I can say is that music is not relegated entirely to the western world. Thus music in the eastern world was not held back by any religious restrictions. Therefore to contemplate the "set back" is entirely skewed in a western way.
While I do think that certain beliefs made the evolution of music a bit more difficult, I can't believe that the setbacks were permanent.
originally posted by: the_philth
Hey, what a coinkidink... I just started reading the same book.
I haven't gotten to that chapter yet, and my ADD is already kicking in... maybe I should hold out a bit further, eh?
I knew of the Tritone (diminished 5th or Devil's Chord), but I didn't know about the multiple melody stuff... thanks for sharing, now I'm gonna continue reading that book with interest....
... untill my ADD kicks in again!
That's the church for you,and the least stable note in the major scale is a natural 4th!
You rest on that over a major chord and it sounds terrible.
Lydian mode far sounds far better