Ways for Musicians to Harmonize Their Careers With Their Wallets by Stephanie Haywood

Ways for Musicians to Harmonize Their Careers With Their Wallets Earning a living as an artist has always been like scaling a cliff without a harness. For musical performers, recent world events have toughened the challenge. If you depend on money from taking the stage, think about exploring alternative sources of revenue. Many profitable paths … Read more

Musical intervals and relative pitch: Frequency resolution, not interval resolution, is special

Abstract Pitch intervals are central to most musical systems, which utilize pitch at the expense of other acoustic dimensions. It seemed plausible that pitch might uniquely permit precise perception of the interval separating two sounds, as this could help explain its importance in music. To explore this notion, a simple discrimination task was used to … Read more

Musical Panorama of the late 60’s – Joel Smirnoff

Grammy-award winner Joel Smirnoff has been a member of the Juilliard String Quartet since 1986, and the ensemble’s leader since 1997. He also pursues and active career as a conductor, both in the U.S. and abroad. Join a truly distinguished alumnus for and exploration of the sounds and content of the music which provided the … Read more

Science of Music and Sound – David Harvey

The Teaching and Learning Series (TLS) sponsored this presentation “The Science of Musical Sound” Professor David Harvey demonstrates and discusses sound, physics of sound, electronics related to sound, and relates it all to music making. rec. 3/3/98 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6pD53gQBLU   David Harvey is an American geographer and social theorist known for his work on urban studies, … Read more

Blues and the Tuning of the World: Gary Lucas

“The voice of God speaks through a bent note. Howling. Wailing.”   Content Published on May 23, 2013 Dubbed “The Thinking Man’s Guitar Hero” by The New Yorker, “The world’s most popular Avant-rock guitarist” by The Independent (UK), “One of the 100 Greatest Living Guitarists” (Classic Rock), “Legendary Leftfield guitarist” by The Guardian (UK), “Guitarist … Read more

The Scots-Irish musical legacy in the USA

Following the trail of the Great Wagon Road, Mark Wilson traces the road from Pennsylvania to North Carolina to discover the influence of the Ulster-Scots on the music of North America. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oN3H2JPqKRY   The Scots-Irish, also known as Ulster Scots, have had a significant influence on the musical heritage of the United States. The Scots-Irish … Read more

The Secret Power of Music: The Transformation of Self and Society through Musical Energy

Abstract This study of the hidden side of music and its subtle effects is one of the most detailed books ever written on the subject.   Content By David Gottner on June 18, 2000 The intention of this book is in the right place. It’s a wake-up call to society on the destructive effects of … Read more

Music and the Power of Sound: The Influence of Tuning and Interval on Consciousness

Book on Amazon – https://ilnk.org/2/p8j   Abstract   Music has always been esteemed for its power to speak directly to our higher consciousness, a power founded in the purity of simple harmonic ratios. In this book, Alain Danielou traces the development of musical scales and tuning from their origins in both China and India, through … Read more

Music and the Mind

In this edition of “Grey Matters,” Aniruddh Patel, of the Neurosciences Institute, discusses what music can teach us about the brain, and what brain science, in turn, can reveal about music. Series: “Grey Matters” [4/2006] [Science] [Show ID: 11189] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgKFeuzGEns     Aniruddh D. Patel is a prominent figure in the field of cognitive neuroscience, … Read more

Outer Streams – Metaphysics of Music

Music can be “a metaphysics based on the cooperation between what we know and what we don’t.” 6 parts 1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5AG97vlG  4w 2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crH5CXr8Q  C8 3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZHF-QkMS  HE 4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0DEcvpdQ  uM 5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BpNdFtaS  RI 6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJ7y4Lehz  hA Jazz Composer and Performer Dr. Nelson Harrison explains the metaphysics of music. Music can be “a metaphysics based on the cooperation between what we know and what we don’t.” Dr. … Read more

Sonic Geometry: The Language of Frequency and Form

“Sonic Geometry: The Language of Frequency and Form” is a concept that explores the relationship between sound, geometry, and the fundamental patterns of the universe. It suggests that sound vibrations and frequencies have a profound impact on the structure and organization of matter, influencing the formation of geometric patterns and shapes. Here’s an overview of … Read more

Do semiconductors inherently digitize the sound?

Abstract What’s interesting to note is the random quantization of the pulse bursts (in a vacuum tube operated in ‘cold cathode’ mode). Does crystalline lattice semiconductor, operating a lower voltage due to direct surface contact and coupling, suffer similar quantization bursts of current flow?  Guitar amplifier legend Howard Dumble spoke of the “crystalline lattice” having … Read more

Geometry of Consonance – Music and Mathematics

…provides an accessible, multimedia introduction to this new way of thinking about music, in which the audience can both listen to and watch pieces of music as they move along cones, Mobius strips, and other geometric objects. Elementary concepts of music theory can be translated into the language of contemporary geometry. Musical chords live in … Read more

Let’s Talk Music welcomes Stewart Copeland

Abstract   45:15 in: “This is worth it. Those eighty-thousand people. That kinetic ritual. That electricity that comes to the stage, that the artist reflects back — that shamanism. You know, we get a rhythm going, and you’ve got this mass of humanity with you. That’s quite intoxicating.”   Content   Published on Feb 16, … Read more

Can you not hear the stark differences between $200, $2,000, $20,000, and $200,000 guitars?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPY9Mxg3OJQ   Brandon Acker importance of characteristics — Playability – not fighting the player Timbre Resonance Projection (un-trapped) Sustain – all fundamental, no overtone, coloration   Notes on guitars and price points — $200 guitar – overbuilt inside for abuse, cheap laminated top.  Sound is trapped, no colored overtones. $2k guitar – solid top but … Read more

We are made stupider by the shortening of songs — A Warning On the Future of Music: with Author Ted Gioia

Songs shrunken and dumbed-down — 3 minutes is far too short to allow your mindset to become altered.  THE LENGTH MATTERS. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM4sEl8avug “Really the most important people in music now are the CEO of Apple, the CEO of Google, the CEO of Spotify…none of them are from a music background…People [who] do not genuinely love … Read more

When “high-end audio” jumps the shark — $250 beeswax filled AC mains / line fuses: “not a subtle upgrade”

https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lisag4eh-audio-magic-ultimate-premier-beeswax-shd-fuse-new-version-tweaks “This fuse will give you tighter bass and yet sound relaxed – very natural sounding. The sound stage will become bigger and deeper, more detailed, better layering, better micro detail but with a relaxed musical presentation. This is not a subtle upgrade from the Ultimate Beeswax SHD fuse which will stay in the line … Read more

The People Who Were Sued for Downloading Music… What Ever Happened?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUm6no5MXYA 2020 will be the first year vinyl album sales outperform CD sales since 1980s.     The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) initiated numerous lawsuits against individuals for illegally downloading music in the early to mid-2000s. These lawsuits were part of a broader effort by the music industry to combat online piracy, which … Read more

Why Today’s Music Is So BORING. The Regression of Musical Innovation – Rick Beato

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ks4c_A0Ach8       The idea of the regression of musical innovation suggests a decline or stagnation in the development of new musical ideas or styles over time. However, it’s important to approach this concept with nuance, as the trajectory of musical innovation is complex and influenced by various factors. Here are some key points … Read more

A Music Historian Reflects

Richard Taruskin reflects on the historiography of music and its embrace of a Whiggish paradigm that he argues has had a deleterious effect on the value and practice of music. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uxIZgVHjdk   Richard Taruskin (1945-2022) was a profoundly influential musicologist and critic known for his extensive work on the historiography of music, among many other … Read more

Functional anatomy of musical processing in listeners with absolute pitch and relative pitch

The functional anatomy of musical processing in listeners with absolute pitch (AP) and relative pitch (RP) has been a topic of interest in neuroscience research. Absolute pitch refers to the ability to identify or produce musical pitches without the need for a reference tone, while relative pitch refers to the ability to perceive and understand … Read more

The Supernatural Power of Music – Eric P. Dollard

http://youtube.com/watch?v=W_DiYxrJMzA     Eric P. Dollard is a controversial figure known for his unconventional theories in the fields of electrical engineering and physics. He has made various claims about the nature of electricity, electromagnetic phenomena, and the properties of music. However, it’s important to note that Dollard’s ideas are not widely accepted by mainstream scientists … Read more

Musicians have enhanced subcortical auditory and audiovisual processing of speech and music

Indeed, research has shown that musicians often exhibit enhanced subcortical auditory and audiovisual processing compared to non-musicians, particularly when it comes to speech and music stimuli. The subcortical auditory system includes structures such as the brainstem and thalamus, which are involved in the early processing of auditory information before it reaches higher cortical regions. Several … Read more

The 49 Octaves of Sound and Light – aetherforce

Light & Color Healing presented by Thomas Joseph Brown – intro to Royal Raymond Rife and Dinshah Ghadiali work, and understand even more how biogeometry works.   https://keychests.com/item.php?v=creglicegyxvzlhwixnziypz The concept of the “49 Octaves of Sound and Light” is a metaphysical theory that explores the relationship between sound, light, and consciousness. It is often associated … Read more

Musical Training and Late-Life Cognition

“Musical Training and Late-Life Cognition” refers to a growing body of research exploring the potential cognitive benefits of musical training in older adults. This line of inquiry investigates whether engaging in musical activities earlier in life may have a positive impact on cognitive function and brain health as individuals age. Several studies have suggested that … Read more