What is music to you?

3 years, 9 months ago

I am deeply into music, it helps me to translate my emotions into something i can work with. At least i figure thats how it must work. As a by-product of this i sometimes come up with strange fantasy duets, or mixes. I would really appreciate if someone would have some thoughts or any feedback, ideas, or similar experiences.
I will post a link to my youtube channel where you can find some of the stuff.
http://www.youtube.com/user/Letterstoluna

Peace prom the lowlands

02.05.2011 at 2:18 am

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Profile photo of Matthew Matthew (@matthew) 3 years, 9 months ago ago

Music is not as important to me as it seems to be to most others. I especially felt this way in my early to mid teen years (age 20 now). Music is a beautiful, extraordinary concept that can invoke emotions as surely as any book, acting, or other medium. It seems to be a language of its own, communicating emotion rather than ideas. Still, “music = life” has never been a true statement for me like it has with many of my peers. I suppose in the way you love music, ST, I love books and words; I aspire to be a writer, if only habitually if not professionally. Although, there are times in my mind I will create classical style trills and notes; once while falling asleep on a bunk bed next to a window I could hear many birds chirping and singing at once, and in my sleep deprived state they translated into a grand orchestra. I hope I provided good feedback/ideas/similar experiences. =]
Peace from California

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Profile photo of Alex Eastman Alex Eastman (@alex) 3 years, 9 months ago ago

Music has been a part of people since cavemen. There is even evidence that Stonehenge was a sort of “concert hall” where all the stone slabs make a reverberation effect.
Music to me is a way to relax after school or a hectic weekend. Music helps me focus and drown out unrelated thoughts when, for instance I’m doing homework or writing. It is a beautiful thing that can do profound things to the mind.
Look up the Mozart Effect. It is pretty sweet, and is a fine example of what music does to the mind.

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Profile photo of Syn.Ther. Syn.Ther. (@luna) 3 years, 9 months ago ago

Hi thanks 4 the thoughts, I am really just exploring some theories, since i have seen some research where they were trying to see if music, such as improvised jazz registers in the brain similar as language. I am still reading more into it and will post some findings as soon as I have gathered some more details. I have been into music as long as I remember, and I recently had a chat with a drummer, we concluded that he listens to music differently therefor the total experience is different. All in all a lot of different and interesting paths.
Love to share insights and thoughts, so keep m coming ;)

Peace from the Lowlands

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Profile photo of Phil Phil (@phil) 3 years, 9 months ago ago

Music is analog…as is the world. It sort of connects us to moments. It gives rythem to chaos. It links emotions with understanding. Its amazing!!!

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 3 years, 9 months ago ago

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about music and its effects on me and people in general, and what it means. I think music is pretty spectacular for being able to get inside a person’s thoughts and stay there simply because of a beautiful melody. Personally, although I don’t obsess over musicians and histories of music or certain bands and such, I really truly enjoy listening to music and I love how it affects people. Good music always sets a tone or a mood and everything to do with it is truly fascinating to me. :)

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Profile photo of Martijn Schirp Martijn Schirp (@martijn) 3 years, 9 months ago ago

Listening to music intensifies being for me, it really works as a mood enhancer.

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Profile photo of Joe Joe (@whoa) 3 years, 9 months ago ago

“Music takes the shape of the face of the girl you love” – Butterfly

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Profile photo of Matthew Matthew (@matthew) 3 years, 9 months ago ago

Unless its a death metal song about murder (Murmaider – Dethklok)

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 3 years, 9 months ago ago

Music to me is like eating or drinking. It’s just something I need to do or I feel a longing. If I don’t play for a while, I literally feel a type of hunger or more specifically a need to let it out. It ebbs and flows too. It’s not a constant creative outflow. Sometimes, it builds and builds and them bam, all this music comes out. I don’t know why I feel like that but some of my earliest memories as a kid is sitting in my room by myself playing on this little synth keyboard my Dad bought me. I never wanted to play other peoples songs, I always made up my own. It’s almost like a diary of sorts. Most of my songs don’t have words but I can still remember exactly what I was feeling when I wrote it… http://www.myspace.com/cinemastereo

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Profile photo of Syn.Ther. Syn.Ther. (@luna) 3 years, 9 months ago ago

@Alicia I can relate to that very well, I also have periods where I tend to be more involved with music, and after a while i move on to writing, or working on my cars. Just like you said the hunger for it. anyhow, this is a more recent thing with which i am trying to express my thoughts about music, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cXVZUT1OjI , still in progress, will be finished, one day, maybe even tomorrow ;) or not, but i also write stuff, like this i wrote when the mother of my Pearl were going through a rough time, just to put the story behind it. ;), just channeling emotions in a way that you understand i guess http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG6p7H4xaf4 , btw, for the English speakers, the strip reads, do you want a plate with your toast, not funny, unless you realize plate and sign are the same word in Dutch. ;)

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Profile photo of Syn.Ther. Syn.Ther. (@luna) 3 years, 9 months ago ago

@Alicia I can relate to that very well, I also have periods where I tend to be more involved with music, and after a while i move on to writing, or working on my cars. Just like you said the hunger for it. anyhow, this is a more recent thing with which i am trying to express my thoughts about music,(top one)still in progress, will be finished, one day, maybe even tomorrow ;) or not, but i also write stuff, like this i wrote when the mother of my Pearl were going through a rough time, just to put the story behind it. ;), just channeling emotions in a way that you understand i guess

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Profile photo of Jeslyn Jeslyn (@jeslyntweedie) 3 years, 9 months ago ago

Music is the background to life, a connection to memories, and easily manipulated to fit mood and expressions. I’m majoring in music technology, working with composition, digital sounds, and it is a wondrous thing. So so much can be done with music and sound, it’s incredible. It’s can be a completely original work of art, and while most people think of music as connected to the hearing sense, I always strongly strongly relate it to the visual world as well.

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Profile photo of Jeslyn Jeslyn (@jeslyntweedie) 3 years, 9 months ago ago

Music is the background to life, a connection to memories, and easily manipulated to fit mood and expressions. I’m majoring in music technology, working with composition, digital sounds, and it is a wondrous thing. So so much can be done with music and sound, it’s incredible. It’s can be a completely original work of art, and while most people think of music as connected to the hearing sense, I always strongly strongly relate it to the visual world as well.

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Profile photo of Alex Eastman Alex Eastman (@alex) 3 years, 9 months ago ago

I believe life should have background music :) That would make life so much better…
maybe in the future we will all have implants that play B.A music when something awesome is going on and everyone with one will be able to hear it :D I should invent this…

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Profile photo of Martijn Schirp Martijn Schirp (@martijn) 3 years, 9 months ago ago

Nice point Alex! Yes, yes yes!

I feel like life already has background music, at every single moment we hear something but most of the time we fail to appreciate it, because we don’t notice it (Or reject some noises because we don;t like them, and to reject a part of life is to reject life). If life, at all points throughout evolution, didn’t have background music, why would we like music at all?

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Profile photo of Syn.Ther. Syn.Ther. (@luna) 3 years, 9 months ago ago

Good point Martijn, but isn’t that the essence of it all, including and excluding. In my opinion life happens, all around, I do not mean this as fate, but as the organism if you will which makes up this colony which we call earth, there is no collective being, but there are numerous interconnections, we have a very limited impact on the whole, however we can for ourselves make the decision to be a part of certain aspects of the whole or choose to exclude ourselves, it all boils down to personal choices and decision making processes. I still have a believe that through music, or soundwaves there is a way of reaching the whole, or teh collective soul if you will from this organism, it is about finding the right tone…. So maybe jimi was right with his Electric Church ;)

Peace

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Profile photo of Syn.Ther. Syn.Ther. (@luna) 3 years, 9 months ago ago

another of my thoughts ;)

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Profile photo of Martijn Schirp Martijn Schirp (@martijn) 3 years, 9 months ago ago

I agree, but not completely. The essential point is that you cannot hear the music at all times, and this is what makes music beautifull. You don’t play your favorite song 24h each day, it will quickly lose its magic. And so, in the same way, we are very limited what we can choose to be part of or what to exclude. And so, as long as you don’t love what you exclude you don’t love life as whole.

We cannot phantom how big our impact will be, thats the whole point of chaos theory in complex system. A small change can lead to an incredible large outcome. (So I believe the nihilistic approac ofh, who am I, I can not change anything, what does it all matter, is utterly wrong and even dangerous).

Love Jimi!

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Profile photo of Syn.Ther. Syn.Ther. (@luna) 3 years, 9 months ago ago

@Martijn, I see what you mean, each theory you come up with seems to lead you closer, but in the end you end up with just more questions, keeps it worth while I believe, for a long time we have tried to ban as many challenging aspects as possible away from our lives, smuthering our instincts by telling ourselves we could abandon them, but i think it is natural to open up to them as they are essentially what you are. Through music it can find channels to tune into, wave lengths if you will at which a resonance appears setting motion to …..
I mean that is why festivals are being held no… ;)

But i guess it goes for a lot of things besides music, some people just tune in to different wavelengths.

And I can always change myself, if willing…. so nothing changing can never be.

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Profile photo of Brady Allen Young Brady Allen Young (@brady) 3 years, 9 months ago ago

Music is my mental tempo, my not-boring metronome, because metronomes are kind of boring, not gonna lie.

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Profile photo of Alex Eastman Alex Eastman (@alex) 3 years, 9 months ago ago

Okay, i want to edit what I said: I HAVE background music in my head at all times, I just wish others could here it, haha :)

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Profile photo of Will Hodges Will Hodges (@mahatmahodgey) 3 years, 9 months ago ago

pink floyd is always in my head

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Profile photo of Syn.Ther. Syn.Ther. (@luna) 3 years, 9 months ago ago

something different

need to still finish the final mixing ;) but just thought would be welcome ;)

peace

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Profile photo of Syn.Ther. Syn.Ther. (@luna) 3 years, 9 months ago ago

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