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


In a speech entitled “Today’s Job Market” given by U.S. Secretary of Education, Richard W. Riley he states that: “Extraordinary benefits, both tangible and intangible..that come from involvement in music and the arts and from the integration of arts education into the overall learning process. The intangibles are quite clear, as I know the students here understand. There is nothing that quite equals the satisfaction and joy that can come from involving yourself in the Act of painting, or of listening to, playing,` or composing a piece of music, or of being a part of a dance, a play or an orchestra. Very tangible and measurable benefits...higher on tests, better abstract reasoning, development of math, science and engineering skills. Drawing can help with writing. Songs and poetry can make facts more easily memorable. Drama can bring history to life. And creative movement can make other processes more understandable. There is also a clear relationship between increased use of the arts in teaching and learning and improved academic performance and test scores, increased attendance by students and teachers, and lower drop out rates. Sharing in learning about the arts also offers an important way to break down the barriers of all types–race, gender, economic. There is a great need for graphic designers, software producers, and other jobs that benefit from creative individuals with a background in the arts. As one CEO said”Today’s students need arts education now more than ever. Yes, they need the basics. But today, there are two sets of basics. The first - - reading, writing and math - - is simply the prerequisite for a second, more complex, equally vital collection of higher-level skills required to function well in today’s world. The arts provide an unparalleled opportunity to each of these high-level basics that are increasingly critical not only to tomorrow’s work force, but also today’s.” Speech by Richard W. Riley, U.S. Secretary of Education, Mar 19,` 1993, United States Department of Education Public Affairs The U.S. Department of Education concurred in a statement: “Children naturally sing, dance, draw and roleplay in an effort to understand the world around them and communicate their thoughts about it. A growing body of evidence demonstrates that when their caretakers engage them in these activities early in life on a regular basis, they are helping wire the children’s brains for successful learning.” U.S. Department of Education

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