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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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“The Choice”

Nate Sandor was a foreign medical graduate who because of our licensing regulations was required to repeat the last three years of medical education. And so he joined us in the fourth year of our six year course. He was in my small clinical group, and as he lived nearby we became quite close friends.

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Video: The Genius of Sinatra

An appreciation of the genius of Frank Sinatra. From the “Music for Healing” series of informal talks by Dr. Diamond.

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“The Pulse of Music”

Toscanini was once congratulated after a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony by a member of the audience who told him that he had previously heard him conduct the same work some thirty years previously. And, he went on to say, the performance was identical. Toscanini told him this was not the case – his pulse rate had been different on that occasion.

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“Beat versus Pulse”

All music comes from the mother. From the rhythmic pulsation which we felt when inside her, and then later from her cradling and rocking, her lilt and her lullaby. And all love came from her – and all negativity. Within each of us there are two mothers, the one we know who loves us – and the one we fear, the one we must obey: “She who must be obeyed.”

When we feel loved by her, we move through life effortlessly, gracefully, as if we were still in her arms rocked by the movement of her body, reassured by her smile, comforted by her song.

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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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