Basic Research of the Musical Artist
The Significance of the Neurophysiology in Music
The Neurophysiology as the Key to Gaining Knowledge in Music
The Concept of Qua-lity of the Musical Tone-Presentation in Our Mind
Neurophysiology and Modern Musicology
Neurophysiology as a Means of Cognition for the Music Creator
The Effect of Music on the Neurophysiology
Fundamental Research Techniques of a Successful Modern Science
Purposeful Development of Performance in the Field of our Neurophysiology
For the responsible, righteous musical artist, the personal insight into the natural relationship between self-awareness, intellect, feeling and understanding, mind and neurophysiol-ogy, is of crucial importance.
the musician at work depends on the excellent function of his neurophysiology.
But the listener, too, needs an inner-musical technology to systematically increase his neurophysiological performance if he wants to go to the bottom of the musical meaning.
Not only is our neurophysiology responsible for our outer hearing ability, it also determines the accuracy of the musical representation of the tones in our mind.
The average neurophysiological functioning of an individual not practised in gaining knowledge in music is able to grasp only limited values of the musical sound-space only certain tone series, certain interval steps, as well as predominantly periodic, rhythmical structures.
With the exception of the genius, the depth of even the musical tone-space is unknown to the average music listener, to the musician, and unfortunately also to the music teacher not practised in the process of gaining knowledge in music.
The motif-space, but even more so the sequence-space let alone the space of the harmony remain completely inaccessible to the experience of an individual untrained in the refinement of the musical hearing.
Our gaining of knowledge in music and our creative activity in music, therefore, depend on a direct increase of performance in the field of our neurophysiology, and a modern science of music if it intends to be successful in the classical field of music will have to unlock this gate to true understanding of music and true musical-human works by changing its thinking on classical music.
neurophysiology in particular is an important means of cognition for the musical
creator to experience the outer individual effect of his music and to judge
its value for the listener.
Even if the genius music creator, or also the musician skilled in refined musical thinking, only thinks the musical work on the level of his mind, then very spontaneously he makes the direct experience in his neurophysiology of the effect of this music on the harmonious functioning of his organs.
may influence the order of the energy processes in our nervous system.
Ample proof of this fact is given by the frenzy of destruction of young people in the wake of beat and pop concerts.
By means of classical music, it is possible today to gain complete, holistic insight into the natural relations of our inner human worlds of cognition and of creation.
Based on this insight, we musicians can conceive and formulate observations, authentic by scientific criteria, with a depth of expression that has always been at the command of our great classical music creators in a natural way; a depth which they desire for their listener, which they expect from the musician as well as from the music teacher.
The science of music will have to devote itself to this increase in performance of the neurophysiology.
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