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.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Some time back, Alberta O’Brien sent me an interesting story about a neighbor in the great Northwest. It appears that her neighbor was a fine concert pianist who spent hours a day practicing. That goes without saying. He had discovered that his most productive hours were late into the evening. Living next to one of the many wooded areas of the Northwest, he had erected a studio with a large window looking into the woods. It was there that he placed his piano and spent many hours of contemplative practice looking into the woods and recreating some of the monuments of musical literature. Given that he had no neighbors on that side of the house, he often left the window open in good weather or at least uncovered with curtains. One evening as he was practicing well into the night he became aware of the fact that someone was listening to his pianistic musings from just outside the window. It was unnerving to him, and he walked to the window to see who was there. In doing so he frightened the interloper away. After a few consecutive nights when he was sure someone was out there listening, he determined to capture them on film by placing a camera at the window with a tripping device for the shutter at the piano keyboard. When he was certain the interloper was there, he tripped the shutter and captured the attached photo. ??? Racoons peering into the studio to hear his practice session. What were they listening to? Were they also attracted to the music of DWEMS (Dead Western European Males)? Had they developed a love for classical and romantic piano composers of the 18th and 19th century? I think not. Perhaps it was the unsurpassed order of the music. Perhaps it was the organization of harmonics and pitches relating to those of nature. Or perhaps it was that “spirit” again to which Mindy referred. Whatever it was, I am convinced that the creatures of the deep, the eagles that soar on mighty pinions and the fury creatures of the forest all respond to something out there. Is it nature? Is it supreme energy? Is it God? Man’s eternal quest through Art is to answer that question. We see the attempts in painting, architecture, dance, sculpture. We hear it is song and in symphony. It is man’s desire to explain the unexplainable.

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