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# The self-important cant of musicologists on record jackets o

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The self-important cant of musicologists on record jackets o [#permalink]  08 Jun 2019, 03:13
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The self-important cant of musicologists on record jackets often suggests that true appreciation of the music is an (i) _______ process closed to the uninitiated listener, however enthusiastic.

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Re: The self-important cant of musicologists on record jackets o [#permalink]  11 Jun 2019, 08:56
Hi Carcass,
Can you please provide a logical explanation for this
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Re: The self-important cant of musicologists on record jackets o [#permalink]  11 Jun 2019, 09:12
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The self-important cant of musicologists on record jackets often suggests that true appreciation of the music is an (i) _______ process closed to the uninitiated listener, however enthusiastic

I assume the red part, honestly, I do not know what it says or means. However, we do know that the blue part suggests that something is really a deep process or something positive but rooted in our feeling.

The fact is confirmed by the second part of the sentence (in green).

We do have some process that is enthusiastic and brings us a good feeling though is blurry somehow because is related to the listener who is initiated, sort of a ritual.

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Re: The self-important cant of musicologists on record jackets o [#permalink]  13 Jun 2019, 07:14
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The self-important cant of musicologists on record jackets often suggests that true appreciation of the music is an (i) _______ process closed to the uninitiated listener, however enthusiastic.

Blank (i)
unreliable
arcane
arrogant
elementary
intuitive

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Re: The self-important cant of musicologists on record jackets o [#permalink]  31 Aug 2019, 05:17
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The self-important cant of musicologists on record jackets often suggests that true appreciation of the music is an (i) _______ process closed to the uninitiated listener, however enthusiastic.

To solve this you need only to focus on the blue part and don't need to know anything else.

the true appreciation of music is some kind of process. What kind of process is it?

is an ________ process closed to the uninitiated listener, however enthusiastic.

The key to this whole TC is the phrase "closed to the uninitiated". In other words, only the initiated can know. In other words, it is an esoteric process. Or an arcane process.

Aside:

cant - 1. language specific to a particular group or profession and regarded with disparagement.
2. hypocritical and sanctimonious talk, typically of a moral, religious, or political nature.

The self-important cant of musicologists on record jackets - refers to the first definition - probably with the tinge of the latter. This type of talk - a combination of jargon and know-all vibe is something that cannot be understood by the general public and makes them think that the true appreciation of music is a closed process, open only to the initiated.
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Re: The self-important cant of musicologists on record jackets o [#permalink]  05 Sep 2019, 03:37
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The self-important cant of musicologists on record jackets often suggests that true appreciation of the music is an (i) _______ process closed to the uninitiated listener, however enthusiastic.

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Something which is little hidden or blurry - "Closed to the uninitiated listener" : Arcane
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Re: The self-important cant of musicologists on record jackets o [#permalink]  07 Sep 2019, 22:38
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