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 an article entitled Jarring Music Takes Toll on Mice, in the April 4, 1988 edition of Insight magazine, an experiment related to music and learning is performed on mice. Two researchers, Gervasia Schrenckenberg, a neurobiologist at Georgian Court College, Lakewood, N.J., and Harvey H. Bird, a physicist at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Rutherford, N.J., set out to determine the effects of music and rhythm on the nervous system of white mice. One group of mice listened for eight weeks to Strauss waltzes, highly organized and orderly music, while a second heard disharmonic sounds in the form of incessant, or ostinato drumbeats. A third group was raised in silence. Then the three groups were put through the standard maze. The group subjected to disharmonic ostinato rhythm “took much longer to find the food than the others. They were wandering off with no sense of direction” The mice were left alone for three weeks, then the test was readministered. The ostinato group did very poorly, finding that “these mice could not remember how to get to their food, while the others found it quickly with no problem.” The ostinato group “took much longer to run the maze, groped around, seemed disoriented in trying to find where the food was. They took much longer time than initially.” Being concerned about these results, Schreckenberg examined the brain tissue of the mice, looking for changes in the hippocampus, located near the brain stem which is associated with alertness, memory and learning. She discovered abnormal “branching and sprouting” of the neurons as well as disturbances in the RNA, a chemical essential in the storage of memories. Her diagnosis is very interesting: “We believe that the mice were trying to compensate for this constant bombardment of disharmonic noise. They were struggling against the chaos. If more connections among the neurons had been made, it would have been a good thing. But instead there were no more connections, just wild growth of the neurons.” All cellular function within living organisms have unique rhythmic properties. When that rhythm is reinforced by orderly sympathetic vibratory rhythms there appears to be improved health and cognitive activity. On the other hand, rhythmic vibrations that bombard the system in an incessant, ostinato fashion, are counterproductive to both. The alarming part of this study, is that ostinato rhythms is the most salient element to describe a large segment of popular music of the 90's.

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