Auditory Musical Hallucinations under the influence of drugs?

2 years, 4 months ago

Sometimes when i am under the influence of certain drugs like LSD or Psilocybin mushrooms (always at least once on mushrooms) or even great amounts of marijuana i can hear almost clear but not quite music in my head. It is never an outside source since some of the times i would be out in places where there is no music to be played. They are quite beautiful actually and mostly sound classical. But the strange thing is that i can never quite pinpoint what the actual instruments are. these auditory hallucinations are also accompanied by very strong urges to somehow record or write down the music, but i have never had any formal music theory training and even then the music is at a very high level of composition.

I kind of take this as my mind trying to push me into the realm of creating music. The creative process has always been a huge part of my life, whether it be creating and studying art, literature, film or poetry. But creating music is something i have yet to pursue; i still consider myself a music junkie however.

I have picked up a guitar for the last 3 weeks and i am trying to teach myself in order to tap into this inner musical self that seems to be trying to force its way out of me.

Thoughts? Have you had any similar experiences? Any tips from musicians out there?

November 6, 2012 at 12:00 am

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Profile photo of Healing Chime Audio Healing Chime Audio (@healingchime) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

try ableton live. they have a 30 day demo i think. funny cool interface takes about a week to learn, but then you will be able to make that sweet music you hear in your head. It also helps to have a midi keyboard, but you can do it all on the computer if need be.
listen to my ableton live creations here:

http://www.thesixtyone.com/artist/NoahHornberger#/artist/NoahHornberger/songs/

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Profile photo of ELizard ELizard (@heavydreamz) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

@kazi, totally know what you mean, 2 years ago while taking a nap next to an oscillating fan I had the effect that crazy intense heavy metal was playing until I pick up my head.. the fan? I put my head back down on the pillow, now it sounds like 1000 guitars wailing and 10,000 screamers shouting the music of the satan, I pick up my head.. fan. That particular time was extremely clear and vivid, no drugs. I can feel and hear the power of that music in my head to this moment. Ive noticed this many other times in my life as well as on drugs.

The guitar is an extremely complicated instrument. I find it difficult to use as the tool that sings the music from my heart, so to speak. Recording programs are fun, I currently mess with reason 5 but is a tricky program sometimes, I’ve been meaning to learn Ableton.

Since I’ve shroomed with a hand drum, the way I think about playing music has completely changed from playing the music in my head to singing the song of the instrument being played. Now I can sometimes reach for those higher sounds and rhythms while playing a drumset but I have yet to play an instrument that can really translate the music from that inner place.

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 1 year, 11 months ago ago

@kazi, its started happening to me over the past few weeks when I get high. First time was pretty funny, cause id just my headphones in, and like you said I heard this beautiful classical music, and I was thinking ‘ooh what’s this, I don’t recognise it’. I then realised I had no music on, took my headphones out and could still hear it. If I focus on it it gets louder, but it can get too much, and I have to put other music on.

I too have needed to pick up a guitar for the first time, so once I can actually play, I’ll think about trying to get that awesome music out of me :)

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Profile photo of russki russki (@russki) 1 year, 11 months ago ago

@kazi, I regularly hear house like music im my head right before im about to fall asleep, when I tried to make music with things like ableton I always usess about single sounds and never get a track done… It takes me like 2 hours to get the kick drum filtered in a way that I like it. :P

My folders are filled with tracks with 1 or 2 noises that never sound quite right to me….

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Profile photo of simply(melon) simply(melon) (@morgy) 1 year, 11 months ago ago

@kazi this happens to me kind of when i smoke spice. similarly when i hear people speaking or birds chirping or basically an sound it sound like its all going together like a beat, that makes a whole song. if that makes any sense

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