Music has always been esteemed for its power to speak directly to our higher consciousness. Alain Danielou traces the development of musical scales and. In this book, Alain Danielou traces the development of musical scales and tuning from their origins in both China and India, through their merging in ancient. Music and the Power of Sound by Alain Danielou, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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T he U vejatis 85 Thus begins a new cycle, which in its turn, with a period of 53 fifths, will divide the octave into small intervals of 0. This book is a treasure and we have to thank Sylvano and the Inner Traditions crew for making it happen. Just like Kusic Bussotti writes in the foreword, I found myself nodding sometime ecstatically!

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Percussion instruments, such as drums or daniielou, can be sufficient to determine this tonic. The meanings of the names of the first twelve lii are given on page 53, and some of their correspondences are summarized in figure 9.

Figure 13 shows the twenty-two srutis in sequence, with the ja tis to which they belong. D Re ] is disturbed, then there is deviation: It is also exclusively composed of major tones and limmas, but being a descending scale it has its half tone at the lower end of each tetrachord. Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you’ll love. In each mode, a note—not necessarily the tonic, though in some cases it may be—is played more often than the others, is always accentuated, and is dwelt on for a longer time.

Ancient Greek music and the various modes are explained in detail. On a purely intellectual basis, this book is a huge shock. T he Y ueji studies these questions from every point of view. There is generally a difference between the ascending drohd and descending avdroha forms of the scale. Mustafa Al-Laylah rated it really liked it Jul 09, Correspondences of the degrees of the scale 52 Some correspondences of the first twelve lii SO 9.


He therefore, it is said, who mentally or vocally utters with creative force the natural name of anything brings into being the thing which bears that name.

T he P erio d s o f th e D a y Much importance is mhsic in Indian music to the connection between ragas and the periods of the day. In addition, the genera, modes, or intervals are represented by ratios that, although mathematically very precise, differ from oc theorist to another. The scale given by Archytas and that noted here are thus musically, if not arithmetically, identical.

The next cycle will appear during the seventh series of 53, when the th fifth note comes out of the octave and forms, with C Saan interval of 0.

The primordial sound is the divine Word, through which, according to the first chapter of the Hebrew Genesis, all things were made.

F ifth a n d O ctave According to circumstances, time, and the role attributed to music, theorists have compiled musical theories from the point of view of either expression or numbers.

Z u o relates a consultation given by He, physician of the land of Xin, to the marquis of Jin, then ruling: Lists with This Book. G Pa ] is disturbed, then there is complaint: On the other hand, the object of desi music is usually only pleasure or the expression of human feelings and passions, so desi systems vary greatly from country to country and from time to time.

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The differences in view which can be noted among theorists in each century and in each country can originate only from their greater or tthe lack of insight into the many questions whose study requires a theoretical and practical knowledge of music. But this is only a question of more or less perfect tuning, and the number of possible distinct feelings remains limited to twenty-two.

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My library Help Advanced Book Search. They are presented here in one short work of a moral value worthy of Leopardi, covering a field that would normally require several inflated volumes from Doctors of Music, in which they would develop the most boring theories.

Music and the Power of Sound: Mathieu, author of- The Listening Powet and The Musical Life Alain Danielou was a man whose vast and curious learning aalain the fields o f literature, music and the Orient was unequalled in our time.


The seven principal notes, or svaras, are called: If we do not maintain the pedal point of the tonic A Dhathen C Sa will have a tendency to become the tonic instead of the minor third. Words can only form a proposition, an intelligible sentence, when they are associated in a logical sequence according to the laws of intellect. Dnielou this book, Alain Danielou traces the development of musical scales and tuning from their origins in both China and India, through their merging in ancient Greece, and on to the development of the Western traditions of modal Alzin has always been esteemed for its power to speak directly to our higher consciousness, a power founded in the purity of simple harmonic wlain.

This is why most of the m arga definitions are kept in the ritual that regulates the singing of Samaveda. During the sixth moon the forests are flourishing. How many, indeed, are antimusical to the point of embodying the very negation of what constitutes a musician!

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These four digrams, applied to manifested forms, can be compared to the three fundamental qualities or gunas of Indian philosophy, which condition the whole of existence. Any one of these ghe of construction resulted in a multitude of contrasting scales, each capable of expressing distinct emotional and spiritual states.

The fifths whose numbers in the series are even II, IV, etc. If nobody can do it, where do all these different scales come from?.

He was duly initiated into esoteric Shaivism, which gave him unusual access to texts transmitted through the oral tradition alone. There is no sound without a meaning, assert the Vedantists. Nicolae Darie marked it as to-read Mar 16, The scale of fifths is therefore invariable and does not allow the study of harmonic proportions and chords.