“Something strange was happening in my brain when I listened…”

Is Einaudi’s music actually good? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_sQ_fb_M1Q CONTRAST: Normal music does not cause the ‘bathed in blood’ reaction — ===   Ludovico Einaudi is an Italian composer and pianist known for his evocative and emotive music. His compositions often blend classical, minimalist, and contemporary elements, creating a unique and captivating sound. Einaudi’s music is characterized by … Read more

Symphony! The Inheritors Stole The Music! It Was Composed by Giants! — Martin Liedtke — Scores, Instruments, Bridges, Cannonballs, Bells

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17LzL7w__1w   From the comments: “In a lecture about ‘millionaire raw’ on Long Island, NY. Almost all those old mansions had Organs. There are still pictures of those houses and organs in them. Later so many fires happened and many those mansions were gone with fire.” —– Martin, finally! Finally someone has brought up … Read more

Rhythm most important in getting motor system engaged – MRI – Dr. Jessica Grahn talks about music and the brain

“…skip to the end say from about 5 minutes in for the scan data – seems that rhythm is way stickier than actual notes and melody when it comes to firing up the motor cortex – which has implications on lots of things…” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5hvuDxcegE     Dr. Jessica Grahn, a cognitive neuroscientist specializing in the … Read more

Auditory streaming and the building of timbre – Steven Pinker

Harmonies and Melodies, assigning source, deciding musicality, based on timbre. https://www.academia.edu/661171/Auditory_streaming_and_the_building_of_timbre   Auditory streaming, a concept explored in the field of psychology and neuroscience, refers to the brain’s ability to separate and organize complex auditory information into distinct perceptual streams or channels. This phenomenon allows us to perceive and make sense of the various components … Read more

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

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 their merging in ancient Greece, and on … Read more

The basis of musical consonance as revealed by congenital amusia

Some combinations of musical notes sound pleasing and are termed “consonant,” but others sound unpleasant and are termed “dissonant.” The distinction between consonance and dissonance plays a central role in Western music, and its origins have posed one of the oldest and most debated problems in perception. In modern times, dissonance has been widely believed … Read more