Just think about it. We only have 12 notes in music. Only 12. We rearrange them constantly, add octaves, sharps, flats, various rhythms and then put them in a box with a label.
The personal combinations and cultural adaptations are endless. Don’t you sometimes wish we could take all of those notes with their variations we have labeled as classical, jazz, rock, folk, rap, country and other boxes and make them as one? Let’s just embrace it all as what it is — MUSIC. Just one box holding all the variations of those 12 notes. Twelve notes that for centuries has united us through the love of them.
As a lifetime lover of those12 notes in all forms, it is an overwhelming thought to me that in this universe, generation after generation has produced talented composers that can create new tapestries with them, over and over again.
Those 12 notes continue to remain a common language through which nations and cultures can speak and understand one another. I firmly believe if the music ever stops, so will we.
Sandra Hart copyright 2014. All rights reserved.
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2 thoughts on “Twelve Notes”
I like your expressing music as a “common language” and how just a few notes (called them “alphabet” in a recent post) offer endless variety. By the way, is there a link to hear samples from the CD?
Thanks so much Marso. You can go on iTunes and sample Emerson Hart’s Beauty In Disrepair songs. Nice to hear from another music lover.