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Exploring Music as Sound Vibrations and Patterns
My original hub explored the patterns created by sound vibrations(or as I like to call it: noise vibrations). Some of the comments I received echoed my thoughts; most of that noise was quite annoying, though the patterns were fascinating!
Since most of the patterns were created by more or less annoying sounds, I wondered if anyone had done work focused on pleasant sounds? I was wondering if I could find anything showing music and what patterns sound vibrations of music could form in similar mediums.
Visit this link for a visual representations of musical notes from a piano, as well as, Pink Floyd music that is both starting and haunting to watch. http://cymascope.com/cyma_research/musicology.html
Now that we know that sound vibrations of music makes beautiful patterns, does it mean anything to us at all?
The patterns are beautiful to look at. Yet, one wonders if there is any practical use for this information? Well, the effects of music on humans is an interesting aspect of sound vibrations.
I remember making a comment about having a visceral and emotional reaction to piano music, in …of all places, a mall! The other music that has evoked emotion happens to be Scottish bagpipes I have seen in parades. I get choked…why I don’t know, but there seems to be a reason, I have found, in my research: resonance. In either case, I was not in any particular mood to evoke such responses and was quite surprised at my own reaction.
Was it involuntary?
Following, is a You Tube Interview with Jocette Chollete, an artist who uses multidimensional music; Jocette is using the vibrations of the music to achieve a feeling. Some of her music is composed is in frequencies we do not even hear! These vibrations affect us even though we are not conscious of them. We all know how music can change our mood…so just maybe she is unto something. You be the judge!
Description of multidimensional music
An article in Scientific American “Exploring the Musical Brain” By Kristin Leutwyler , January 22, 2001...
Music affects the limbic system of the brain, an ancient part of our brain we share with all animals. The limbic system controls our emotions! The article went on to explain that Carol Krumhansl of Cornell University has demonstrated “music directly elicits a range of emotions”.
What I also learned is that there is whale music that is similar to human music!
We did not invent music! What!?
Humpback whales, apparently use the same techniques human composers do to create their songs: “ their songs rhyme and are rather catchy” and are similar in length to human ballads. Whales will pick up and learn the songs of other whales…a kind of humpback “hit parade”. Really?
Check out the 2nd You Tube video below at about the of three minute mark into the video and see if you you get a chuckle at the little "extra" beats to jazz up the long song...made me chuckle because I recognized it!
I suppose, in the end, it doesn’t matter one way or another, except music is to be enjoyed. Having a visualization of it just adds another dimension and if for some reason it is discovered that music can indeed alter states of consciousness, well then, that is an important discovery since that could end the drug trade…since so many people are trying their darnedest to find “something” other than the world we live in!
Here is a link to a news iarticle on whale song: http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_9457000/9457855.stm
One of My favorite Whale Songs :) Is she also dancing?
According to the developers of multidimensional music, some of the synthesized music resonates at frequencies we do not hear, yet respond to and in doing so we work out discordant emotional issues and “retune” our thinking processes …a sort of “reset to default”. I suppose at the limbic level of our brains…that just might be possible. Would that help to make us happier? Maybe some of us need to play it very loud!
Here is a link to some multidimensional music samples (which I enjoyed) by Jocette Chollete and the website with more information on her work. Go to ”Listen to CD samples” on the menu on the left. Enjoy.
Is there a universal music awaiting discovery?