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Music

Video: A=431Hz: A More Natural Pitch

Dr. Diamond discusses the artificial nature of standardized tuning in music, and the higher Life Energy that can be experienced through a more natural tuning.

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Video: Singing and Tennis

“Music and movement are essential concomitants, and the result of that is grace.” Dr. Diamond discusses the work he once did with the English Junior Davis Cup squad, reducing tension and increasing fluidity through the use of singing.

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Video: Grace

Inspired by a story told to him by the great Australian writer Alan Marshall, Dr. Diamond discusses the concept of grace: in movement, in sports, and in music.

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Video: The Didgeridoo and the Trombidoo

Dr. Diamond discusses his history of his relationship with the didgeridoo, and how it led to the creation of a new instrument with high Life Energy, the trombidoo. One in the “Music for Healing” series of informal talks.

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Video: Van Beinum and His Timpanist

An appreciation of the great Dutch conductor Eduard van Beinum (1901-1959) – and his remarkable timpanist. From the “Music for Healing” series of informal talks by John Diamond, M.D.

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“The Lullaby as Gratos”

The mother's lullaby is always gratos, a song of gratitude.
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Video: Early Experiences in Music Healing

Dr. Diamond recalls his early experiences in using music for healing. From the “Music for Healing” series of informal talks by John Diamond, M.D.

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“Performance and Truth”

"Looke upon the rainebow, and praise him that made it, very beautifull it is in the brightnesse thereof. It compasseth the heaven about with a glorious circle, and the hands of the most high have bended it." — Ecclesiasticus xliii: 11–12

At one time, for a period of several months, I had almost no inclination to write anything: general essays, research findings, or even my so-called poetry. I initially thought that this was some form of blockage, then I realized that it was but the next stage in a process that had become apparent over the previous few years, which included the giving up of my “composing”—and especially of my seminars and lectures. At this time, when I received a speaking invitation my immediate thought was how to get out of it. It was not performance anxiety—I have never experienced that—but rather the absence of the desire to perform. And this I regarded not as a problem but a virtue, not as an impediment but a breakthrough.
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Video: Finding Beethoven

Dr. Diamond shows how, by comparing different recordings of the same work, one can “find” the composer. From the “Music for Healing” series of informal talks by John Diamond, M.D.

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“The Genesis of Music”

All music is given to us as an expression of love and we give it on as another expression of love. From the heart to the heart.
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