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Thread: The Drone as "religious" music

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    I'm not intelligent, my spirituality is limited, and I'm embarrassed!
    "The way out is through the door. Why is it that no one will use this method?"
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    "God," asked Adam, "why did you make Eve so beautiful?"
    And He replied, "So that you could love her."
    "But God," asked Adam, "why did you make her so stupid?"
    And He replied, "So that she could love you."

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    Musettes, harmoniums, bagpipes, yeah. There's a few in those French Baroque suites, Rameau, Boismoitier, Couperin, etc.

    Spirit in the Sky! Does that work for everybody?

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    Tanpura drones do not vary at all in their pitches: it is continuous from the first to the last note and the basis of much Indian music that improvises over it. I do not see an invariable connection with Indian spirituality or religious music but it can part of sacred hymns and performances considered sacred. Just listening to a tanpura drone by itself can be marvelous because there's a tremendous resonance to the sound that seems to penetrate that body and that can feel like an uplifting healing energy just by itself. There are tanpura drones to be found in every key and each one has a slightly different quality that one can choose from. Here's the first one in C as a starting point and the other keys can be easily found with a little initiative, all about 19 minutes long. Sometimes I like to hum over a drone! It wouldn't be considered to be a drone if its pitches ever varied in the slightest — it's continuous. It supposedly represents the continuous sound of the universe that has no beginning or end.

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    Wow! You know that on these pages where there are more than one Youtube post, you can play more than one, all at once! Play the "Chant of the Templars" that Victor Redseal posted in #43 above, at the same time with Larkenfield's tamboura post, #49. Same key, and it's beautiful!

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