The Flowing Waters of Cognition in Music
Analysis of Gaining Knowledge in Music
Practical Training in the Musical Gaining of Cognition
The Music Listener in the Practical Training for Philosophy
The Listener's Knowledge of the Practical Significance of Detail Truths
The Golden Net of Knowledge
Analogously, both non-living and living truths of manifold degrees of order are caught in the flowing waters of cognition of music, and the nets that are used differ from each other.
There are entire categories of musical nets of knowledge; the inner sound-technique, for example, uses a net to catch the unenlivened aspects of music.
The motif-technique, however, catches the individual forces in music with its nets, while the sequence-technique catches the social forces, and the harmony-technique catches the sum total of all forces.
On the one hand, the composer creates the universe of music in all its multiplicity as if he produced the whole of nature at a stroke; but on the other hand, at the same time he goes through his resounding creation like a guide, equipped with different nets of knowledge.
Lovingly he takes his attentive listener by the hand and shows him how to get hold of the respective forces of knowledge from the floods of gaining knowledge in music.
Systematically, yet very playfully, the keen music lover learns to catch musical truth with these nets of knowledge, and from the music poet he even learns to change the mesh of the nets while catching.
he needs only one net anymore, and still has all the advantages of the others.
And with this single net of knowledge he then gathers all the truths embedded in music.
in this manner, the music listener quickly discovers that with a tighter net
he is able to catch more comprehensive truths, and that with a net more loose
he can only grasp detail truths.
Both are necessary, for by knowing the detail truths he comes to know more distinctly the manifold structure of the comprehensive truths because partial truths derive from the more comprehensive truths like children from their parents.
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