Through these posts, I am not trying to cement chronological events into their proper place in time or to accurately credit performers and contributors.  Some names will be changed to protect the stupid and I will name names with regards to privacy as the series continues.  I am not drilling down to details as I share experiences, songs or events I have been involved in.

Many comments touch on sharing similar passions and the need to stare resistance in the eyes and push past it to practice, perform, write and blog.  No matter where we are on the paths we have chosen, we can positively affect those around us.  We can benefit from their experience as  we grow from our own.  It is the big picture that is difficult to see sometimes, and I hope to bring up topics that will help add a different perspective.

There are a lot of conversations to be had in our world.  So much of sound reinforcement, songwriting, live performance and related arts appears to be magic to the casual observer.  On the other hand, so much of it is science and that can scare off a lot of interested people.  Thank goodness there are those like you out there that can shape the form out of chaos!  You are the masters that can combine the art and the science and make it breathe on its own.  You have a special way to communicate….. to others, yes; but more importantly to yourself.

One area I hear a number of discussions where people have a good feel for music, but do not understand the science or the art of it is in music theory.  More on this in later posts and I will have a few friends chime in as well as we discuss scary topics like, scales, key, modals and rhythm.  But to start this off at an easy pace think of this;  in our (Western scales) there are only twelve notes to deal with!

Comments
  1. Dan says:

    “Thank goodness there are those like you out there that can shape the form out of chaos! You are the masters that can combine the art and the science and make it breathe on its own. You have a special way to communicate….. to others, yes; but more importantly to yourself.” – beautifully written.

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  2. eebrinker says:

    just want to let you know, the blog address you have up on avatar is not linking to your blog, because it has to NOT include www. so should be http:// midimike. wordpress. com instead of http:// www. midimike. wordpress. com. (ignore the spaces)

    that might make a difference in how many can find your blog or follow it

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  3. juan blea says:

    My whole life is based upon the idea that creativity heals…great post that is motivating for me!

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  4. Paul Falcone says:

    I love the idea of this blog and project. Music is such a powerful thing and creative outputs can heal so much. I also like the above comment of “creativity and human touch can heal anything”, I would like to believe this too. Looking forward to future posts.

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    • midimike says:

      Very true. And the other benefit is there are so many ways to be creative these days. Even if you are not the musician or performer, there are many ways to be creative or help others be creative. I am not sure if believing makes it true, but my past seems to point that way! Thanks for the comment.

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  5. Tom Robinson says:

    Believing makes it true. Creativity step 1. Thanks for this uplifting blog.

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