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The Diamond Method for Music: An Introduction

The Diamond Method for Music offers a totally new understanding of the relationship between music and health. More importantly, it gives us unprecedented insight into how we can use music to benefit ourselves and society in general.
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Dr. Diamond’s Books on Music for Health

Music is central to Dr. Diamond's approach to holistic health, and he has written several important books which are essential reading for anyone interested in the subject.
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Videos: Music for Healing Series

Short, informal talks, revealing different facets of Dr. Diamond's unique approach to using music for healing.
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“The Drum Is Your Mother”

Not only is music associated with The Mother, with our mothers – but especially so is the drum. Marija Gimbutas, drawing on her most extensive analysis of the signs and design patterns that appear repeatedly in the cult objects and painted pottery of Neolithic Europe, writes concerning the Goddess and music about "the intimate relation between the drum and the Goddess."
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“The Pulse, the Mother, Music and Water”

My soul is an enchanted boat. Which, like a sleeping swan, doth float Upon the silver waves of thy sweet singing.

– Shelley

The pulse, the mother, music and water. Let's see if we can draw all these together. When we think of the word pulse, words invoking fluidity come to us like blood, flow, and waves. One of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) definitions of pulse is "the rhythmical recurrence of... undulations." It gives this illustrative quotation: "like the pulse of the flowing sea."
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“Pure Art”

What could make pure art?  Obviously it cannot be created with notes of music and instruments, nor with paints and brushes, nor with cameras, nor with marble and chisels, since every medium has gross limitations. A medium is not full of life. We can bring it to life, but by itself it does not live.

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“How Jazz Changed My Life”

Music entered my life when I was twelve years of age. Of course I had had some exposure to music before that but it never touched me. I listened to popular music – the Hit Parade – on the radio, but it didn’t mean very much. I had heard some light classical music such as the Poet and Peasant Overture without its interesting me particularly either.

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“How Can You Do This to Me?”

“How can you do this to me?” the conductor stamps his foot and yells at the orchestra.
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Video: Popular Song – The Marriage of Words and Music

Dr. Diamond discusses the relationship between words and music in popular song. From the “Music for Healing” series of informal talks.

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Video: Tension in Western Music

Dr. Diamond discusses an insightful statement by Rabindranath Tagore, that tension is the basis of Western music. From the “Music for Healing” series of informal talks.

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