The Art of Sound

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Music are basically sounds that can add a particular quality to live. Mind however that there are many distorted sounds around us. This appears even to have permeated that which some people call for music today. The purpose of music should be something that brings calmness to your being, or may rekindle or stimulate one's potency to creation and constructive activity. Brainwash type music that we see much of today will only shut you off. With this is meant the type of music that adds a persistent repetition, it limits your ability to thinking and perception.

For this and personal reasons you will find that my musical interests lie with classical, progressive rock, psychedelic, some blues, some soul and a strong tendency to experimental music. Progressive rock came to develop itself particularly during the 2nd half of the ’60s so up to the 1st half of the ’70s. At around that time music once again went into a predominant different direction, it got into some sort of routine. The disco era had then made its entry during the latter ’70s.

Progressive rock also meant that one experimented with adding various classical instruments and sounds to the music. But even jazz elements could be added to it. It was a time of experimentation with sound.

Some preferences:

Guitar: Jimi Hendrix, Rory Gallagher & Robin Trower
Pianist: Keith Emerson
Folk: Bob Dylan, Dave van Ronk & ‘Steeleye Span’ (group), ‘Simon & Garfunkel’ (folkrock)
Soul: James Brown
Vocals: Mahalia Jackson, Eric Burdon & Cat Stevens
Groups (selection): ‘Emerson, Lake & Palmer’, ‘Deep Purple’ (early), ‘Nektar’, ‘Renaissance’, ‘Allman Brothers Band’, ‘Jethro Tull’, ‘Led Zeppelin’ (early), ‘Pink Floyd’ (early), Mike Oldfield, ‘Blind Faith’, ‘Black Sabbath’ (early)
Original artists: Captain Beefheart, Arthur Brown & Frank Zappa
Blues innovators: John Mayall, Peter Green & ‘Howling Wolf’ (C. Burnett)
Classical: Frédéric Chopin & Franz Liszt
Instruments: Piano & violin


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