My Purpose

My Purpose

The purpose of this blog is to help people understand that music can be more then just entertainment, and what those things are. I want be able to help people with this blog. I don't know everything about music, I am still studying it, however, I will share what I have found. I hope you will be enlighted and edified by what I have to share. I worry that some people might turn a deaf ear to my blog if they read something on this blog that they don't agree with. I respect your beliefs. I don't agree with everything I read either. But I know you can find something that can help and interest you, if you just keep reading.

"Quotes Worth Mentioning"


When asked where his inspiration came from, Johannes Brahms said, "I immediately feel vibrations that thrills my whole being. These are the Spirit illuminating the soul power within, and in this exalted state, I see clearly what is obscure in my ordinary moods: Then I feel capable of drawing inspiration from above, as Beethoven ... Straighway the ideas flow in upon me, directly from God, and not only do I see distinct themes in my mind's eye but they are clothed in the right forms, harmonies, and orchestration. Measure by measure, the finished product is revealed to me when I am in those rare, inspired moods." "The powers from which all truly great composers like Mozart, Schubert, Bach and Beethoven drew their inspiration is the same power that enabled Jesus to work his miracles. It is the same power that created our earth and the whole universe"
("Talks with Great Composers", Arthur M. Abell)

"Give me power over he who shapes the music of a nation, and I care not for who shapes it laws"
Napolian Bonaparte

“Intellectual enlightenment consists of instruction in the arts, numbers, history, speech, and government. Music consummates a man’s life, giving his rituals meaning. Music has a trensforming effect on its listeners, and should be the first principle of government.” -The Teachings of Confucius.

I quote some remarks between,Gene R. Cook, and Mik Jagger made a few years ago:
Cook: "I have the opportunity to be with a lot of young people. Many say your music does not affect them adversely in any way. Others say it effects them in a very bad way. What is your opinion? What is your impact?”
Jagger "Our music is calculated to drive the kids to sex. It's not my fault what they do. It's up to them. I'm just making a lot of money.”
Cook: He was in Mexico making a profane and pornographic music video because the cost is 1/3 there. In addition it is easier to produce such videos there at the moment. He explained that though such videos with explicit sexual behavior is illegal on US national television, it soon will be, and they want to have the videos ready. Now not only audio pornography can be portrayed, but they can view it as well. He was making more money this way."
Jagger:“It doesn't matter what you do in life, there are no rules. There is no god. You can take whatever you want. It doesn't matter."

"To encourage literature and the arts is the duty which every good citizen owns to his country."
George Washington

"Music has the power of producing a certain effect on the moral character of the soul, and if it has the power to do this, it is clear that the young must be directed to music and must be educated in it."

(more qoutes to come)

PLEASE NOTE: It would greatly benefit the reader to follow blog postings from the first post to the most recent. Using the Blog Archive in the left column of the page to jump to the oldest posts. For now I will see if I can find a way to display the posting in chronilogical order, first post to the latest post.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


(this is some information that I received from Dr. Michael Ballam, this information is unedited notes of Dr. Ballam, hence there are the spelling error and typos. It is my intent to not edit them for the purpuse of not risking to change the meaning of the text. It is my desire to inform you of these errors so as to not take away any credibiliy from Dr. Ballam because of possible impressions that these mistakes may have on people to lower his credibility.)

In 1804 a very amazing event took place at the premiere of the Eroica (Heroic, or Third) Symphony in E-flat, op.55 of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). It seems that Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), who the year before was made Consul for life of the empire, was in Vienna with his troops during the first performance. Beethoven had originally titled the symphony as “sinfonia grande: Buonaparte” in homage to Bonapart. But, the evening in which many of Bonaparte’s storm troopers were in attendance, Beethoven prefaced the performance by tearing the title page from the score, saying the when he had written the work, some time before, Napolean was a man of nobility, courage and heroism. However, with his announcement and self-proclamation to be named Emperor, he was no longer a hero, but a tyrant. Beethoven rededicated the symphony to be “Sinfonia eeroica composta per festeggiar il sovvenire d’un gran uomo” (Heroic Symphony Composed to Celebrate the Memory of a Great Man). Given the hostile and volatile circumstances surrounding the performance it defies logic that Beethoven should not have been publicly censured, if not even executed for such an outburst of open criticism of the man who crowned himself Emperor, not allowing or recognizing the Pope’s power to do so. For some reason the soldiers allowed the concert to proceed without interruption. When Napoleon was appraised of the incident, he made no attempt to bring Beethoven to any sort of condemnation or disciplinary action. It is consistent with Napoleon’s statement: “Give me power over he who shapes the music of a nation, and I care not for who shapes it’s laws”. In essence Napoleon believed that music and art had greater influence over shaping a nation and being remembered in history than do politics and wars. History has shown him to be correct.

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