[Dixielandjazz] The Mozart Effect

Charles Suhor csuhor at zebra.net
Fri Jun 3 10:49:35 PDT 2005

A great, readable, ingenious (and short) book on musicial 
vibrations/effects--THE MUSICAL LIFE by W. A. Mathieu, composer, former 
Kenton trumpeter and Down Beat columnist. Beautifully written, too.


On Jun 3, 2005, at 12:19 PM, Burt Wilson wrote:

> Steve--
> I don't think the Mozart Effect is a fraud at all. Music hath charms in
> many ways, to soothe the savage beast or to excite the savage beast. 
> If one
> listens to Scriabin, for example, it clears the mind for creative 
> thinking.
> Marches take us off to war, excited to kill (also to metaphorically 
> kill on
> the football field). The great composers all knew the effects their 
> music
> would have on people because all vibrations have an effect. Color and 
> sound
> also work together to transmit healing patterns to people. It is 
> important
> to understand what kind of vibrations we surround ourselves with. Even 
> the
> objects in our homes have vibrations. Paintings have vibrations. But 
> music,
> ah, there is the master of all vibrations. That's why the early jazz 
> and
> big band patterns drive older people to jazz jubiless and younger 
> people
> into rock concerts.
> I'm back.
> Burt
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