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PostSubject: Music as Meditation   Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:49 pm

This is not from New Ageville Very Happy ... it's just a personal experience. I close my eyes most of the time when I play and leave them that way unless I have a difficult passage as in the tune below (in time it will also yield). There are times when I play, where the "I" disappears and there is just what is ... I know this is true because when I get caught by a thought and come back, I know I was there, where-ever there was. I am completely unaware of being there when I'm there, in the normal sense of the word ... there is awareness ... but I only know there was when I get distracted.

Anyway, just a few thoughts Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Music as Meditation   Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:54 am

Ha! It usually drives me nuts Ian!

Somehow I have become terrible at just listening to music at least 90% of the time, my CD collection gathers dust.

I could make music all day and sometimes do (for me it is a cappella choral singing in a small group that does it - take a lookee here - and usually I could sit and listen to live musicians making music all day too. But reproduced music I start to feel the red mist descending after a while.

Part of it is because I don't like music in the background, it has to have my full attention. Maybe part of it is that professional performances seem somehow "too perfect" to me to be real. clapping


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PostSubject: Re: Music as Meditation   Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:04 am

That's really interesting Iain. I don't like background music either, and my CD collection is in about the same shape as yours. For me it's become much more of a reference library.
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PostSubject: Re: Music as Meditation   Mon May 02, 2011 7:24 pm

IanPatton wrote:
This is not from New Ageville Very Happy ... it's just a personal experience. I close my eyes most of the time when I play and leave them that way unless I have a difficult passage as in the tune below (in time it will also yield). There are times when I play, where the "I" disappears and there is just what is ... I know this is true because when I get caught by a thought and come back, I know I was there, where-ever there was. I am completely unaware of being there when I'm there, in the normal sense of the word ... there is awareness ... but I only know there was when I get distracted.

I know this is an old thread but just wanted to add that the same thing happens to me when I play the drums (djembe, bodhran, shamanic).
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