This book clarifies the problem between language and music. The problem is that we have historically confused them. The similarities between language and music have led us to think that there is a deeper relation. Anyhow, Davies examines, I would say exhaustively, the idea that music has meaning in any sense. Maybe against Nicholas Cook's "The Language of Music" and more up to date than Leonard B. Meyer's "Emotion and Meaning in Music", this book is a must for anyone who wnats to clear up the problems (even the philosophical ones) about music.