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


In 1988 WNET in cooperation with the BBC-TV, produced a series called The Mind. It aired on PBS and is available through the Educational Broadcasting Corporation. One of the episodes is about Clive, a man of extraordinary intellect and talent who in the onset of middle age contracted a form of influenza which attacked the lining of his brain rendering his cognitive skills and information retention abilities to be destroyed. His wife was told by medical authorities that there was no way he could ever function in any degree of thought process or memory again. He was given a diary in which he was asked, every 15 minutes, to record what he had done within that time. All the entries were identical: 5:45 p.m., I just awakened; 6:00 p.m., I just awakened; 6:15 p.m., I just awakened, and so forth. Though Clive was experiencing stimulus and experience, he was not able to retain the information and call upon it again. His wife, refused to accept the diagnosis given her by two doctors, believing that given the fact that her husband was a genius in the discipline of Renaissance Music, one of the most complex and orderly forms of music in history. She insisted the music must hold a key to his recovery. She took him to the church where he had worked for years. Upon entering the church he was greeted by throngs of people in the chorus who knew him and had missed him. This caused Clive a great deal of concern, because he recognized that he should have known them as well, but since he didn’t it frightened him. This is a common reaction of people who are experiencing the onset of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Clive’s wife took him to the organ which he had played since his childhood. She told him to play. He became very disconcerted, saying he did not know how to play the organ. She insisted and placed his hands on the keyboard. A miraculous event then took place. Clive began to play the organ with great facility, his hands flew across the numerous manuals of the organ and he began to cue the choir into a Palestrina Mass “et incarnatus est”...”et in filio sancto”. It was astonishing to witness the facility that Clive possessed, especially given the state of disfunction we had become accustomed to seeing. When the song concluded, Clive fell into a grand mal seizure, where all the electrical systems of the brain seemed to short out, causing violent twitching and uncontrolled movement throughout his body. When re recovered from the seizure, his wife helped him to the organ again, and the same phenomena repeated itself, this time with the music of Orlando Lasso, another highly organized, complex composer of the Renaissance. A doctor appeared on the video describing in medical terms what we have just witnessed. He explained that the ravages of the virus had eliminated the order in Clives brain, rendering it incapable of cognitive and retentive function. Music has so much order, it superimposed it’s own native order onto an “orderless” brain, causing it to function again. That is an amazing statement, because if it is true, it could revolutionize the way in which we can optimize the educational process. We will explore this potential.

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