sound carries those who listen into the magical world of music.

Music on panpipes or flutes made of elder have the same power of the wands.

Magical Flutes: Torrey Talks About the Sound Bath

Abstract: This study investigated the psychological dimensions underlying auditory processing of monotonic and melodic-rhythmic patterns, and influences of musical experiences on the dimensionality of 38 university music students' rhythmic processing. Apparent alterations in tempo, duration and pitch characteristics, melodic and rhythmic phrase patterning, and monotony were shown to be organizers of rhythmic processing. Both major performing instrument and classification of major performing instrument significantly affected the dimensionality of subjects' rhythmic processing. Analyses of variance also showed slight effects of generic style music listening preference, music course experience, and hours music listening on rhythmic processing. The importance of each organizer for subjects depended in part on the objective ordering of the rhythmic and tonal information, and in part on past musical experiences.

Nicole Saintilan. , Masters of Music dissertation – Department of Music, The University of New South Wales, August 1993, 109 pages.

Magical Flutes at RBY: Torrey Talks About the Sound Bath

Author's description: Discusses the diatonic lyre tuning procedures on the tablet CBS10996 from Nippur, first millennium, B C., "The Mathematical Text," (so named because it refers to lyre strings by numbered pairs). A comparison is made between this ancient set of seven tunings and modern piano tuning procedure "Laying the Bearing Octave." Music notation and tablature examples given. Other aspects on the subject of basic diatonic tuning are discussed. (Temperament is still unknown for this system). Fourteen names for string pairs (two-note intervals or ditones) on the lyre form the basis for Hurrian Hymn notation and arrangement on “Sounds from Silence.”

The musical worshipteams performed an ancient, pagan ritual with magical incantations aspower devices to gain magic from the gods.

Copies, however, were procured surreptitiously; his last illness set in; and, poor business man that he was, others reaped the rewards of his genius.

In 1801, ten years after Mozart’s death, there was produced in Paris an extraordinary version of "The Magic Flute," entitled "Les Mystères d’Isis" (The Mysteries of Isis).


Cedar Flutes - Laughing Crow Flutes

Abstract: Human emotion and its electrophysiological correlates are still poorly understood. The present study examined whether the valence of perceived emotions would differentially influence EEG power spectra and heart rate (HR). Pleasant and unpleasant emotions were induced by consonant and dissonant music. Unpleasant (compared to pleasant) music evoked a significant decrease of HR, replicating the pattern of HR responses previously described for the processing of emotional pictures, sounds, and films. In the EEG, pleasant (contrasted to unpleasant) music was associated with an increase of frontal midline (Fm) theta power. This effect is taken to reflect emotional processing in close interaction with attentional functions. These findings show that Fm theta ismodulated by emotionmore strongly than previously believed.

Fine Native American Indian style flutes by Richard Maynard

But the couple must go through severe ordeals in order to be worthy of entering the Temple of Light, and thus of thwarting the sinister machinations of the Queen.

In the succeeding scenes we see these fabulous ordeals, which Tamino, with the assistance of his magic flute and his own purity of purpose, finally overcomes in company with Pamina.

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Abstract: This paper discusses the sound artefacts from archaeological excavations made in the present-day State of Oaxaca, Mexico. The finds reveal the rich diversity of ancient music cultures such as the Zapotec, Mixtec, and Mixe-Zoque. Based on the organologicaldata, important aspects of the musical history of this cultural area can be reconstructed.

Woodsounds Native American Flutes by Brent Haines

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