Notes

The Truth About Positive and Negative Music
      In 1967, I made an important discovery when I realized that the harmonic spectrum of music, like an electronic field, exhits two separate poles that govern the physical, mental and emotional effect that music has on us, on animals, and on all life as well. One pole is positive, harmonious and concordant, and the other is negative, disharmonious and discordant. As the 20th century began unfolding during the early 1900s, classical composers began creating a new style of music based on discord, the influence from the negative side. This gradually made its way into the concert halls and became a mainstay in the film industry, providing negative emotional resonance for violent and suspenseful scenes in crime and horror films. I discuss this and give examples in Episode One of my "Notes" series...
     In Episode Two, I demonstrate how positive and negative music can effect us, and why. I have been writing about the effects of music for years. Nothing, however, is more effective than explaining my subject, while simultaneously including examples of the music that I am discussing, as I have done this set of videos.
     As negative music entered 20th-century concert halls and finally invaded the world of popular music, a parallel tradition of negative art also emerged. As this "art" entered the studios and galleries during the last century, the average person confronted with this new "abstract" and "modern" art didn't know what to make of it. We were told that we were not to question it, and instead we would have to learn to "appreciate it." In time, this "art," just like the 20th-century's negative "modern music," became something "normal" that we simply became "used to." I expand on this subject in Episode 3 called "Positive and Negative Art"...

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