Those good vibrations...
Part of the mind blowing aspect of music is its ability to transcend language. No matter how beautiful the words of a song, a poem or a story… nothing touches us like the vibrations of the music itself. Gregorian Chants, the Solfeggio Frequencies, the music made by a bird or a bee… it’s hard to ignore the effect good vibrations have had on us since the beginning of time.
These good vibrations are what make the "musical conversation" happen. Playing together, harmonizing, exploring sound in a jam session... you break past your inhibitions and discover the joy of spontaneous musical collaboration. Nothing beats it.
Sometimes, we don’t have to understand why or how, we can just revel in the mystery of it all.
But some fun for those chasing the How...
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