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Music is a Spiritual Thing

Posted by Dobro Don on Thursday, August 21, 2008

I know this may sound a little "out there" for some of you, but I really feel playing music is a form of spiritualness (heck is that even a word?). I was raised as a classical musician (originally violin and pipe organ believe it or not) and drifted into rock, blues, R&B, country, folk and bluegrass (not to mention world music) over the years. And I find that playing music helps me touch on a place inside myself that is very positive and peaceful.

Famous Hindustani Slide guitarist, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, perhaps said it best when he said, " Music is the language of God created for the benefit of Mankind. To me music is the medium to talk to God."

Johan Sebastian Bach said similar things. and then there is this quote from a native American Flute player:

"Music creates unity among peoples, cultures and nations. Music can touch the soul making it our universal means of communication. Music creates unity among peoples, cultures and nations. Music can touch the soul making it our universal means of communation." - Gary Stroutsos

All I know is that when I'm playing (alone or with others) I feel joy, peace, serenity, community and just generally happy to be alive.

What all do you think?

Don



4 comments on “Music is a Spiritual Thing”

Jim Mathis Says:
Friday, August 29, 2008 @2:16:43 PM

Don

You are SO right.

Jim Mathis

high4co Says:
Thursday, October 2, 2008 @8:45:56 AM

Don
I agree. When I play, especially alone, there is a joyful calm.

Donna S-Scheer

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