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date: 31 March 2020

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This article aims to demonstrate the value of music education philosophy by applying characteristic philosophical procedures in an ordinary language and naturalist approach, and scientific research to an important issue in music and music education: musical-emotional experiences. The first part considers the identity of fully human music listeners, and the second reviews research in contemporary music psychology. The third part examines the strengths and weaknesses of two prominent philosophical concepts of musical experience. Building on the first three parts of the article, the fourth part offers a provisional explanation of people's musical-emotional experiences. The fifth part explains the concept of musical experience practically for music teaching and learning.

Keywords: music education philosophy, musical-emotional experiences, music listeners, music psychology, music teaching

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