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


We are living in the age of the brain. Beginning in the 60's we became interested as a nation in physical exercise and it’s effect on the body. President John F. Kennedy urged the nation to be more physically fit. Then came the era of diet awareness. As a nation, we became interested, if not obsessed, over diet and it’s influence on the state of health. Within the last decade, with the emergence of new medical and scientific information, we have become fascinated with the function of the brain. We have the benefit of scientific data to help us understand how the thinking process works. We have known for some time, that the brain is divided into two hemispheres, right and left. Traditionally, the right hemisphere is the portion of the brain that governs ideas, while the left hemisphere governs physical matters, such as walking, talking, writing, etc. The corpus callosum, the membrane that divides the two hemispheres acts as a window through which the synaptic responses pass back and forth between the two hemispheres. When a thought is conceived in the right hemisphere, it has no influence of action or communication if the synapses cannot get into the left hemisphere. It is possible that there are those, like Einstein, Jefferson, and the boy cited above, who have intelligent, if not genius level thought processes who cnnot move the thoughts into the left brain to articulate those thoughts. How many of our population are prisoners in the right hemisphere of their brains. The playing of an instrument, dancing, singing, reciting poetry, all have something in requires the integration of both hemispheres to function. With the aid of the technology of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) we can actually see the electrical impulses in the brain and witness the full integration of the brain when participation in musical activity takes place. In short, when we sing, dance, recite or play an instrument, we are drawing upon the compete resources of brain activity. It stands to reason then, that those who participate in these activities on a regular basis will transfer that brain activity to other activities as well. It seems as if Einstein was a “prisoner” in the right hemisphere of his brain, unable to convey the profound thoughts he was having into the left hemisphere in order to communicate them. Others like Edison, Disney and Jefferson seem to share the circumstance. Would history have had the same conclusion in the case of the three individuals cited above been the same without the use of playing the

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