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Nature sings - Black Keys in music Posted on: 2006/2/27 15:58
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At one time or another, each of us has had rapturous experience with music. It elicits all kinds of emotion in us. Certain sounds and rhythms induce in us, a trance-like meditative state. In the modern world, there are so many genres of music for our choosing, ranging from Classical, World, to Electronics, Punk Rock. As there are music that heal, there are music that discord.

Let us first explore the dynamics of music in nature. We might take it for granted, the harmonic songs of the birds greeting every new day. If you listen closely, birds use the black keys for rhythm, and white keys for expression. For example, if a dog cries in A, it wants something. Likewise, a baby does the same. A mother will intuitively read her baby's sound, and thus know what it wants.

Zanda, a bird-lover who discovered the birds' melodies, exclaimed, "I did it with kids on the keyboard when I first realised that, and it was cool until one of them hit a white key accidently." Birds are his friends, he used to chat with them as a kid. He walked for miles and there were times when they warned him not to walk a path by their melody. He always listened, and felt safe in nature. To experiment with the bird's melodic rhythms, get a few people play only on the black keys of the keyboard. You will get interesting harmonic melodies. (And aren't he right, I played all black keys and you just can't go wrong with that!)

And, if you haven't noticed, songs that are primarily on black keys can be soothing and surreal. Listen to Yanni's End of August for a starter. The Chinese understood this musical mystery, as the guzheng which is a beautiful stringed instrument, has strings of black keys only. This is the reason for the distinct flavour of Chinese music. For white keys, you just have to hold down the strings. Black keys are white keys split into half, literally. It is like the transitions, the half-step to the next white key. So, it is no wonder that when you are primarily playing the transitional keys, soothing music is created. It is not unlike the Tibetan concept of bardo or in-between states of lives in this sense. White keys are conscious expression, whereas black keys are of the unconscious.

Sound is crucial for our state of consciousness, a high vibration will speed up brain activity, literally activating dormant parts. The mass humanity uses less than 5% of our brains. The dormant parts awakened are the likes of intuition, high creativity, and the ability to tap into the collective superconsciousness or Akashic Records. On the other hand, when we listen to discordant music, they will pull down our emotional state and create confusion in our brains. This confused state is our emotional body and ego being on overdrive. This is literally indulgence in negativity and tires our physical body. Now, we are talking about sounds and music that we can physically hear. What about "invisible" sounds? Sounds that we can't hear doesn't mean that they don't affect us. They are in fact more powerful as they subliminally influence us.

The dolphins, keepers of the Divine Mother energy of the Earth, use a fine vibration to communicate with each other. The very sounds they emanate are healing, and have been scientifically-proven to positively stimulate the neurons of unborn human babies. Pre-natal mothers who underwent such experiments are reported that their children are highly intelligent, creative and spiritual, compared to babies not exposed to the dolphins. Plus, the mothers had easier labour, where they also chose to birth in water.

And then there is the mystery of the missing keys, B# and E#, yet to be solved. Zanda said, "You can picture them in 3D, they are "there". Also, sound is made up of length, width, depth. And when there is "time" as 4D, sound is animated and you get music. Let's also look at the I-Ching, the book of rhythms _ -- -- _ -- _. You add an expression to a mountain of --yin or _yang, or a river, so that you can have a weak fire on a strong mountain. This applies to music also, as you can end an expression of the I-Ching with either rhythm and the end will add that expression in feeling. I would love to create unlimited rhythms cross-referenced with automated melodies in-sync with the feelings of the given subject."

Anyhow, start listening to the birdsongs and birdspeak, and tell us what you hear.

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snowraccoon
The True Musician - by Erik Satie Posted on: 2006/2/27 16:02
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Something to share with you, of Erik Satie. He viewed music in such a unique way that. He never composed his music on his piano, or any musical instrument for that matter.


He grows in wisdom...He is brilliant...He learns to do without and is prepared to make great sacrifices...enormous sacrifices...
if I may say...His energy is tremendous...
In other words he is prepared for the struggle...and with honesty he shall fight it...
The performance of an Art demands complete self-denial...
...It was not meant as a joke what I just said...about sacrifices...
The Music makes heavy demands upon those who want to
devote themselves in it...This is what I have wanted you to call your attention to...
A true musician must subordinate himself his Art; ...he must place himself above human suffering; ...he must draw courage from within...and only from within.




WHAT I AM

Everyone will tell you I am not a musician. That is correct.
From the very beginning of my career I class myself a phonometrographer. My work is completely phonometrical. Take my Fils des √Čtoiles, or my Morceaux en forme de Poire, my En habit de Cheval or my Sarabandes - it is evident that musical ideas played no part whatsoever in their composition. Science is the dominating factor.
Besides, I enjoy measuring a sound much more than hearing it. With my phonometer in my hand, I work happily and with confidence.
What haven't I weighed or measured? I've done all Beethoven, all Verdi, etc. It's fascinating.
The first time I used a phonoscope, I examined a B flat of medium size. I can assure you that I have never seen anything so revolting. I called in my man to show it to him.
On my phono-scales a common or garden F sharp registered 93 kilos. It came out of a fat tenor whom I also weighed.
Do you know how to clean sounds? It's a filthy business. Stretching them out is cleaner; indexing them is a meticulous task and needs good eyesight. Here, we are in the realm of pyrophony.
To write my Pièces Froides, I used a caleidophone recorder. It took seven minutes. I called in my man to let him hear them.
I think I can say that phonology is superior to music. There's more variety in it. The financial return is greater, too. I owe my fortune to it.
At all events, with a motodynamophone, even a rather inexperienced phonometrologist can easily note down more sounds that the most skilled musician in the same time, using the same amount of effort. This is how I have been able to write so much.
And so the future lies with philophony.

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Re: Nature sings - Black Keys in music Posted on: 2006/2/28 23:20
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That was our a conversation, saves me writing it all out I suppose, and makes it public, there is still quite few things missing and corners to round though will do tomorrow.

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snowraccoon
Re: Nature sings - Black Keys in music Posted on: 2006/3/1 3:14
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A pleasure, Zan. I was waiting for this reply of yours.

ps: you asked me to post this topic, no? hehe

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