Music

“Playing the Violin and Tongue Position”

What difference could the position of the tongue possibly make to the playing of the violin? Try it. If you are sensitive to music you will certainly hear the difference.
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“Two Musicians – Two Choices”

This was the difference between them. Maria’s recorder sat unplayed at the back of her closet, but Sam played his guitar with love every day. She believed that God hated her. He knew that he was loved.
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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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“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.”

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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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