Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2004 12:14 PM
Subject: RE: All I Do is Dream of "All I Do is Dream of You"
I am mystified by how music affects emotion and vigour and intelligence.
I want everyone to discover their musicality within.
I improvise on piano at a 'contact improv' dance jam every Wednesday. (I dance for 1.5 hours, and improvise on piano for 5 minutes as a partner with the dancers.)
I integrate voice and movement, so every vocalization is accompanied by 'authentic' movement (sometimes stillness is apt), and every movement is accompanied by vocalization/percussion (sometimes silence is apt).
I have yet to co-create music, except vocalizations. (I have accompanied a player of the viola-da-gamba (looks like a cello, but he tells me it's like a guitar) once, and I improvised with an accordionist once.)
When I am well-practised, I can play insanely impossible pieces - Lizst's La Campanella (the full version) and Hungarian Rhapsody - but if ever I stop practising, I lose the ability. I want learning a new piece to not just train my fingers to play automatically, but also to change the way I think. When I learn a new piece, I try to think about the compositional logic, the patterns, permutations and combinations, so that I can re-write the piece in short-hand, almost compressed like a jack-in-the-box, and then release it and let it spring forth because I know it, heart/body/mind/soul.
I am marketing a revolution, developing "Inspired Economies", ecological economies which thrive not by incentives but by tapping people's passion to create beauty, and hence I am a theatre improviser and an accountant and a gardener.
I anticipate 2006 will be the year I seriously study music and develop these theories and applications - programs of study for people to discover their 'tools of production'. I know musicians and educators already do this, sometimes with the same explicit ecological/cultural/economic purpose. In 2006 I will seriously seek them out, and before then, I am delighted to stumble across any person/group's idea/music which thrills me with delight-vigour-intelligence, as does "All I Do is Dream of You".
Thank you for taking the trouble to send me a copy.
Subject: Re: All I Do is Dream of "All I Do is Dream of You"
--tell me a little about yourself --are you a player, do you have a band, just a fan (that's OK!)--also send me your address so I could send you the copy.
Let's Run a Course / Workshop Series: "Discover Your Inner Musician"
Project Proposal: music: if I can hear it, i can think it? but if i can't play it, i can't really think it. what if i can sing it / stomp it?
Tyler Yarema, John Oswald, Peter Jarvis, Honey Novick, Kevin Cooke
see also Intelligible Ecosystems' Music Garden page.
A Capella Stomp
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Mozart Effect: Tapping the Power of Music to Heal the Body, Strengthen
the Mind, and Unlock the Creative Spirit
by Don Campbell
You know that music can affect your mood - it can make you feel happy, enchanted, inspired, wistful, excited, empowered, comforted, heroic. But music has an even more astonishing power, one you may have suspected from your own experience, but which you...
Proposes that particular sounds, tones, and rhythms can strengthen the mind, unlock the creative spirit, even heal the ailing body.
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Healing Energies of Music
by Hal A Lingerman
A compendium of music recommended for healing body, mind, and soul.
Table of Contents:
Music and you: a closer relationship -- Music for better health and well-being -- Finding your music -- Music for daily life -- Music for home and family -- The music of nature -- Angelic music -- Music and global spirituality -- Gallery of great composers: composer keynotes -- The deeper mysteries of music -- Music for the future -- Women composesrs.
Your Inner Music Music Therapy
Joseph J Moreno / Mmb Music Inc
The Harmony of the
Human Body: Musical Principles in Human Physiology
by Armin Husemann
ISBN: 0863153801 Subtitle: Musical Principles in Human Physiology Publisher: Floris Books Subject: General Subject: Art & Music Therapy Subject: Spirituality - General Publication Date: March 2003
This is an exploration of the cosmic origins of human beings and the evolutionary laws that govern their development. Husemann applies musical principles as a method of gaining insight into the structure of the human body and the forces that work on it, seeking to use our experience of music to explain the physiological and anatomical relationships in the body and the spiritual influences that determine physical development.
Approached properly, music develops thinking skills. As you develop the cognitive connections to play Clair de Lune, you are developing the cognitive connections to think about business.
Merely Consuming Music Develops Intelligence Too
Muscle memory, Analysis, Intuition/Inspiration. If you learn Chopin's Revolutionaire by sight-reading slowly and then building speed with each repetition as the music becomes part of your muscle memory, you have wasted your time. Worse, you now have a lie. I played Revolutionaire with passion, but instead of thinking with the boldness, depth, and intricacy of a revolutionary, I felt like I'd never been more bourgeois - decorous pretense nostalgia the lie .
Learning Revolutionaire can make you think like a revolutionary.
Listening to Music also develops intelligence, because your mind - the first musical instrument - makes music by organizing oncoming tones. A challenging piece (classical or punk) forces your mind to stretch and restructure to make music from the noise.
Translate each into words. As you play, dance. As you play, orate.
Wind up the music into an executable program, release the restraining lid and ...sprrriiing!!! let the music play through you.
Saying Grace with the Piano.
I see dozens of ads every month offering Piano Lessons or Guitar or Singing Lessons. Surely 1/4 of the population plays an instrument, yet they don't believe they have the ability to play with others. What they need is not lessons but the opportunity to jam with a band. Instead of paying $30/hr for an instrument lesson, play $50/hr to jam with accomplished musicians.
Jukebox - Spontaneous Intelligence
When I or my progeny turn on this computer/site, their actions will be efficient . (optimal for learning/production). At the jukebox, can playing de Falla really make one more intelligent? At what point does playing more music not increase intelligence? Are there decreasing marginal productivity of listening? Is that a factor of richness/complexity/intelligence of the music and of familiarity with similar music? So Britney would fail immediately, and half of Tom Waits' would endure. The Spontaneous Intelligence Jukebox can even customize lesson plans / playlists, based upon your responses to direct questions and your previous listenings. By teaming with Scorch, it converts audio to read-along sheet music. It shows various analyses/perspectives of the music, including the jack-in-the-box zipped program equation. It asks questions to you. It enables you to recreate the music. It enables you to create music inspired by it.
music - playing same piece again and again until you can play it by finger-memory is a waste. We show how to maximize your growth in intelligence from the new piece or style you learn. Fact is, for most people, gardening, cooking and music are not worthwhile activities. Our time is more valuable - we'd be better off paying someone else to do the chores of food growing and preparation. But if you discover how these activities can be physically and intellectually profitable and fun, these activities suddenly are worthwhile. max utility max productivity max profit, accounting for green and non-market activities and benefits.
-I don't trust a Prime Minister who is not a musician - to be
fully human you must be a musician.
-how can you be a chef if you are not a musician?
I want, regardless of my money or possessions, to be rich.
So I want to bountifully flow with music, I want to be able to lay down any rhythm,
-by changing rhythm and tempo and genre I change the 'world'.
By a method akin to regression analysis I will find the underlying logic so I can program the performer by translating the music into words and thereby wind it into a box from which it springs forth.
I want to develop economies so everyone allocates their resources consciously from love - i.e. joy and care; spontaneity and dedication.
How can I be an improv artist if I don't trust that in freedom I will allocate myself optimally?
-play what I hear
-identify keys and chord progressions
-identify time signatures and rhythms
-learn piano by learning guitar
-piano as calculator
My short-cuts and stand-bys enable me to perform music, but prevent me from becoming musical.
If I figure out how to play a melody (one-note at a time) (by trial and error), I revert to my old method, playing by physical.