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.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Mozart and Seizures

          Hello, again.  Its been a long time since I posted anything.  I did find a medical artical worth sharing.  It is an artical i found on  The United States National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health online medical library that our medical doctors go to for reliable irrefutable scientific facts.  It was study done about Mozart's K. 448 Piano Sonata for two pianos in D as a potential therapy for seizures.  There are other studies done with music on pubmed i haven't had time to read all of them yet.  But here is the link  I know a gentlemen who use to play Mozart for his son that had seizures and he claimed it helped.  That is when I went looking and found these articals on pubmed.  Like anything it is probably a good idea to let you doctor know if you choose to try this.  I would personally ask him about it first and see what he think.  Mozart's music is very cheap even for good recordings, the free stuff is usually low quality I have found.  I dont know if the quality of the recordings will have an effect on the effect of the music may have.  Classical music is much more enjoyable with higher quality record's in my opinion.  There is usually much that goes on that is offten missed and not picked up in lower quality recordings.  Also I am not aware of any bad side effects from listening to Mozart!  Cheap, might work, no bad side effects.  I would try it if I had seizures!  I am not a doctor or anything but if you have questions about it ask your doctor and he will be a lot more likely to listen if you say its a pubmed artical :) Here is another artical about Mozarts K. 545 mimicing k 448.  The K numbering system is just a catalog number of pieces.  Another tip about looking for classical music, a lot of the time, you can only find one movement or so of a piece of music.  So to know you are getting the entire piece of music look it up before you buy something. K 448 has 3 movements

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