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)

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Thursday, May 5, 2011


In 19?? I was performing a recital in St. George, Utah at an exquisite performance complex called Tuacahn. During intermission, word came back to me that a group of challenged adults from the community were present at the concert and would like to see me at the conclusion. When the recital was over, I made my way out to the lobby where I was greeted by a group of adults with various forms of disability. Having enjoyed similar opportunities like this one, I have discovered that there is a sweetness and joy than can come if one can get past the difficulty of conventional communication. One man, who appeared to be close to my age wanted very much to communicate something to me. His sponsor explained that he wanted to tell me something very important to me. He began with great difficulty, and though I struggled to understand what he had attempted to communicate, it was beyond my ability to do so. I could see through the earnest expression in his eyes that it was critical that I understand him. He took a deep breath and eloquent articulation he began to sing for me “I have a testimony, sacred and dear to me, Something that lies within my soul, something I cannot see...” He continued, uninterrupted through the entirety of this lengthy song. It was exact and clear and beautiful. I recognized the song from my childhood when the song was popular. I had not heard it since the 1960's. I suspect he had learned it at that time as well. There it lingered in his mind for over 30 years enabling him to communicate in fluency. There is a great deal of scientific data to explain this phenomena. Earlier we discussed the way with which music forces the brain to interface with both functioning hemispheres. In addition, music has an inherent order that in many cases can supercede the lack of order on the brain, forcing it to function at a higher level. In addition to the wealth of scientific data which supports these theses, it is incumbent upon us to not lose sight of the illusive if not spiritual dimension that music may possess.

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