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Atonality, wikipedia 2006
"Atonality describes music that does not conform to the system of tonal hierarchies, which characterizes the sound of classical European music between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries. Not only does it not conform to the common practice of this particular period, but it is noticeably divorced from the acoustical underpinnings of music going back as far as the scale systems of ancient Greece. This separation of traditional meaning to be found in melodic motifs throughout history, have left purely atonal music generally bereft of common emotional and spiritual meaning. With exception of a very gifted few, it is generally the purpose of the atonalist that his listener experience sound, rather than what could rightly be called music. Atonality usually describes compositions written from about 1923 to the present day, where the hierarchy of tonal centers, in some cases, may not be used as the primary way to organize a work. Tonal centers gradually replaced modal organization starting in the 1500s and culminated with the establishment of the major-minor key system in the late 1600s and early 1700s.
"...it is generally the purpose of the atonalist that his listener experience sound, rather than what could rightly be called music."
"Twelve-tone technique--also known as dodecaphony, twelve-tone serialism, and (in British usage) twelve-note composition--is a method of musical composition devised by Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951) and associated with the "Second Viennese School" composers, who were the primary users of the technique in the first decades of its existence. The technique is a means of ensuring that all 12 notes of the chromatic scale are sounded as often as one another in a piece of music while preventing the emphasis of any one note through the use of tone rows, orderings of the 12 pitch classes. All 12 notes are thus given more or less equal importance, and the music avoids being in a key. Over time, the technique increased greatly in popularity and eventually became widely influential on 20th century composers. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelve-tone _technique
Elvis Was A Mind Control Slave
The story of Elvis begins with encounters from cosmic beings granting powers to move clouds, levitate objects, heal the sick and, peer into the future. Social engineering sees the future it wants to create and Elvis has been "The King" of sexual programming. Authoritarian Personalities perpetuate the dominance of our rulers through abuse of our child-like wonder. This is how Donald Trump was elected President and why there is the religious figure, Elvis Aron Presley.
United Breaks Guitars
David Ridout 2 years ago
I just saw an article suggesting that the resulting poor publicity from these videos caused a $180,000,000 drop in share prices. They probably should have just bought the dude a new guitar.
Red Burtley 5 months ago
I never liked country music until this song.
allhallowseve23 8 months ago
Are they still doing that? They screwed up the finish on my Alvarez Yairi Signature over 25 years ago by unpacking my guitar and everything in the guitar case storage compartment and then improperly stowing the metal Shubb capo (and everything else in the storage) on top of the guitar (not putting anything back in the storage compartment where they found them). When I opened it when I got home, the finish was horribly scratched up. I was given the same response (which was: "File a claim" and then "No, we don't give a crap about you or your instrument").
NovaScotiaNewfie 2 years ago
United only took action AFTER the video,went viral. Their stock was going down. They did to save face and try to minimize the financial impact. They never cared about doing the right thing. Only acted to try and protect itself.
USA 2016 traffic fatalities highest in almost 10 years
The National Safety Council announced their estimated traffic deaths for 2016. Approximately 40,200 people died in crashes last year, an increase of 6% over 2015 and a 14% increase since 2014. This is the highest amount in nearly a decade.
Music and math: The genius of Beethoven - Natalya St. Clair
How is it that Beethoven, who is celebrated as one of the most significant composers of all time, wrote many of his most beloved songs while going deaf? The answer lies in the math behind his music. Natalya St. Clair employs the "Moonlight Sonata" to illustrate the way Beethoven was able to convey emotion and creativity using the certainty of mathematics.
A Summary of Sound Therapy and Vibrational Healing Concepts
Capsule History: over 2,500 years of recorded usage of sound and acoustic principles, since the time of Pythagoras, are described by numerous authors and researchers. Pythagoras is reported to have studied in the mystery schools of Egypt which passed down traditions from much earlier times in Sumeria. Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, notable scientists and researchers such as Hermann Helmholtz, John Keely, Royal Rife, Albert Abrams, Hulda Clark, Robert Monroe, Robert Sewak and Barbara Hero, to name a few, have contributed their findings and described the common ideas and fundamentals of vibrational healing, in the public domain.
The Vedic Conception of Sound in Four Features
In the Vedantic traditions, sound is considered one of the most important principles of existence, as it is both the source of matter and the key to become free from it. One who can thoroughly understand the four stages of sound as explained in the Vedic texts can utilize this science to become free from the bondage of matter.
"The single syllable Om is the supreme combination of letters."
"Liberation by sound." Since sound is the non-material source of the material manifestation, it is the key by which we can become free from bondage. It is the thread-like link between the material and spiritual realms.
Jamie Buturff -- The Real Solfeggio
Created in 11th century (and therefore not "ancient"), the "Solfeggio" was just a technique to sight-read music. It had no particular frequencies attached to it. The idea of DO RA ME FA SO LA TI DA, wherein LA could be assigned to A440 or A432 or A-whatever.
Straightforward, clean. Buturff may be the only one who's on-track with the truth of it all.
Radio Frequency Sickness from Electrical Pollution ("electro-smog")
"...chronic exposure to low level electromagnetic fields clearly affects growth and development, stress response, immune response and many neurological functions. This is not surprising because at the cellular level we are all electrical beings. Epidemiologic studies relate electromagnetic fields to birth defects, psychosis, childhood leukemias and to other cancers, especially brain and reproductive tumors."
Analog Light -- Digital sound is bad ...and digital light (LED) is also apparently bad
Can light affect your health? In this interview, Dr. Alexander Wunsch, a world class expert on photobiology, shares the hidden dangers of light-emitting diode (LED) lighting that most people are completely unaware of.
Near-Infrared Is Critical for Mitochondrial and Eye Health
Lighting Plays an Important Role in Biological Energy Production
Wound Healing and Anti-Aging Procedures Make Use of Near-Infrared
Analog Versus Digital Lighting
LED lamps are a form of digital non-thermal lighting whereas incandescent light bulbs and halogens are analog thermal light sources.
"For a color changing system you have three different LEDs, a red, a green and a blue LED, and the intensity of these three colored channels has to be changed in order to achieve different color use, which is perceived by the eye in the end. The control of the intensity output of an LED is realized in a digital manner because it's very difficult to have a low intensity in many different steps.
The dimming of LEDs is realized by a so-called pulse-width modulation, which means the LEDs switch on to the full intensity and then they fully switch off, and then they switch on again. So we have the constant on and off in frequencies, which are higher than our eyes are able to discriminate. But on the cellular level, it is still perceivable for the cells ...
[T]his causes a flicker, which is not perceivable for let's say 90 percent of the population. But it's still biologically active. And flicker is something that is very harmful to your [biology]."
You've likely experienced this if you're old enough to recall the older TVs that had a very visible and intense flicker. Modern flat screens do not have this perceptible flicker, but they're still switching on and off. Scientists are now trying to develop systems capable of transmitting information via high-frequency flicker in the LED lighting to replace the wireless LAN system. According to Wunsch, this is a very bad idea, from a health perspective.
"I call these LEDs Trojan horses because they appear so practical to us. They appear to have so many advantages. They save energy; are solid state and very robust,. So we invited them into our homes. But we are not aware that they have many stealth health-robbing properties, which are harmful to your biology, harmful to your mental health, harmful to your retinal health, and also harmful to your hormonal or endocrine health," he says.
Unfortunately, the use of LEDs has been mandated by federal policy in both the U.S. and much of Europe, in an attempt to conserve energy. While inarguably effective in that regard, the biological impact of these bulbs has been completely ignored, and by mandating them, options have been restricted.
Understanding the Dangers of LEDs
Understanding how LEDs can harm your health begins with the recognition that light emitted from an LED bulb is of a different quality than a natural light source. Normally, a natural light source is a black body radiator that gives off all kinds of wavelengths in a more or less continuous manner.
LEDs are fluorescent lamps, consisting of a blue LED, a driver LED, and a fluorescent sheet that covers the blue LED, transforming part of the blue light into longer wavelengths, thereby creating a yellowish light. The yellowish light from the fluorescent layer combines together with the residual blue light to a kind of whitish light, a large portion of which is an aggressive blue light.
"Blue has the highest energy in the visible part of the spectrum and produces, infuses, the production of ROS, of oxidative stress," he says.
"The blue light causes ROS in your tissue, and this stress needs to be balanced with near-infrared that is not present in LEDs. We need even more regeneration from blue light, but the regenerative part of the spectrum is not found in the blue, in the short wavelength, part. It's found in the long wavelength part, in the red and the near-infrared. So tissue regeneration and tissue repair results from the wavelengths that are not present in an LED spectrum.
We have increased stress on the short wavelength part and we have reduced regeneration and repair on the long wavelength part. This is the primary problem ... [W]e don't have this kind of light quality in nature. This has consequences. The stress has consequences in the retina; it has consequences in our endocrine system."
You probably know by now that blue light in the evening reduces melatonin production in your pineal gland. But you also have cells in your retina that are responsible for producing melatonin in order to regenerate the retina during the night.
If you use LED lights after sunset, you reduce the regenerative and restoring capacities of your eyes. Needless to say, with less regeneration you end up with degeneration. In this case, the degeneration can lead to AMD, which is the primary cause of blindness among the elderly. However, and this is that most fail to appreciate, LED light exposure that is not balanced with full sunlight loaded with the red parts of the spectrum is always damaging to your biology. Just more so at night.
So, to summarize, the main problem with LEDs is the fact that they emit primarily blue wavelengths and lack the counterbalancing healing and regenerative near-infrared frequencies. They have very little red in them, and no infrared, which is the wavelength required for repair and regeneration.
When you use these aggressive lower frequencies -- blue light -- it creates ROS that, when generated in excess, causes damage. So when using LEDs, you end up with increased damage and decreased repair and regeneration.
Jecklin Disc recording technique and info - plus Analog vs Digital shootout, reel-reel vs ADC
I'm trying to decide if I want to record to analog tape and then transfer the recording into the digital realm vs. an all digital recording. I set up a test, using a Teac A3440 4-track reel deck. I set things things up to record the same performance, feeding the audio into the Teac and computer at the same time. I came away feeling that one sounded better than the other. Watch, listen and see what you think!
Manipuated by Music - The 'Paul Is Dead' that just won't die, and here's many great reasons why
Sofia Smallstorm & Mike Williams - The Death Of Paul McCartney - September 11, 1966 (Sept 2016) -- selected quotes:
"[I am] irritated and annoyed that I was made to like this [music]...that I didn't just like it [for its own merit], I [grew to like] it because it was stuck in front of my face...it was all we had."
"What you thought this band was about - what any band [of that time] was about - was not true; it's another deception, it's another falsehood, it's another lie."
"Bottom line: Paul McCartney died on September 11, 1966, and we've been listening to Bill Shepherd for fifty years.
The DIY Trend is Starting to Get Scary and it's Not All about Price
RE Home-automation products
"In fact, "good service" nowadays is often about no service at all - at least not personal service. We don't want to talk to people. We don't want to mess with scheduling contractors and being home (and dressed ... and pleasant ...) when they arrive. We just want to get it over with.
"Consumers don't necessarily go the DIY route because they're too cheap to hire a pro, or the products themselves are cheap (they're not always). They do it because it's just simpler that way...