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The Secret Power of Music


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This study of the hidden side of music and its subtle effects is one of the most detailed books ever written on the subject.

Table of Contents

The Secret Power of Music

The Trasnformation of Self and Society through Musical Energy


Overture: Music and its Power

1.  The Ancient Wisdom: Music in China

2.  The Twentieth Century: The 'New Music'

3.  Assessment: Music, Man and Society

4.  The Ancient Wisdom: Music in India

5.  The Twentieth Century: Jazz and the Blues - Their nature and Origin

6.  Assessment: The Physics of the OM

Appendix to 6. The Mystery of Pythagoras' Comma

Coda: The Ancient Wisdom Revisited: The Modern Esoteric Viewpoint

Further Reading (and Listening!)

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prmillsjr, July 18, 2010 (view all comments by prmillsjr)
Excellent book, and very informative. Well thought out, and studied in is approach. There are times when I feel he could have worded things a little differently, but that doesn't change the fact that the essence of the book is excellent. In response to several other review written before. I find it interesting that some are quick to condemn a book just because it goes against their personal tastes or ideas. One may not like the way something is said, but that doesn't make it right or wrong. For years, any science connecting diet/lifestyle to health was pushed aside or ridiculed because no one wanted to hear that their favorite food might just be killing them. But now, the evidence is so overwhelming that to say otherwise is to show your completely ignorance and lack of scientific/health education. Many, when going through health classes I conduct, often find their diets from earliest childhood being 'picked apart before their eyes,' but it's still true. And if they want health they will cut out the foods high in fat, sugar, cholesterol, etc from their diet. Those who did watched as their values came right back into line. Conclusion: Keep an open mind, study the science regardless of your background or perspective, and go where the evidence leads. David Tame, along with other authors, helps with just that.
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punk_ballad, February 14, 2007 (view all comments by punk_ballad)
i was really shocked by this book. i trully believe it's one of the worst books i've ever read in my entire life (actually i stopped in the middle, i just couldn't go on). not that i was unable to appreciate the thorough research on chinese music. not that i don't respect opinions and different tastes. the problem is the way the author conveys his opinion. the sarcasm. the contempt. and because the form of expression is one of hate, the message itself becomes one of hate. using the author's favorite image, this book was an "arrow down" for me. because music is my life. saved my life. it's the only thing that keeps me going. i find myself in a quest for music, trying to better myself so that i can express the music that forces itself through me. and that's wonderful. that's sacred. so i just can't absorb the concept of "wrong music". it was hard to see the favorite composers of my youth literally dissected alive in front of my startled eyes. i got afraid of Bach for a while, the author's favorite composer, that he could make me arrogant, a "music bigot", a person deprived of compassion. then i remembered, Bach was played in concentration camps. and this says nothing about Bach... well, i will try to finish the book, though, because of the part about music in India. i'll make the sacrifice. because music is worth it.
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david quiggle, April 14, 2006 (view all comments by david quiggle)
unbelievable bullshit. a guy who expouts the evils of jazz's dissonance (terrible 7th 9th and 13th chords!) and thinks he knows something about western classical, indian and chinese music because he read a book about them but apparently hears nothing- drums and 7th chords lead our dance down the road to hell. this is the typical new age crap that has our friends from the world's californias thinking they are doing something by praying for peace while living in zillion dollar mansions and listening to mozart (and ravi) without understanding a single note. (thanks arni)
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Product Details

Tame, David
Destiny Books
New York :
Social aspects
Music and society
Philosophy and aesthetics
Instruction & Study - Theory
New Age
Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics.
Music -- Social aspects.
Music-Theory and Composition
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8.5 x 5.38 in
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New Age

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