Music Based on Repeatlessness|
by Alex Cosper (11/27/14)
Music is one of the most powerful forms of expression while repeatlessness is a powerful tool for forward thinking. What would happen if you could combine the two?
While everyone is familiar with music, many people may not be aware of repeatlessness, which is a concept coined by Dr. Joe Marshalla, who based his doctorate degree on it and now writes books and lectures on it. The idea that no two moments are ever the same is easy to grasp. However, many people fall into patterns and routines based on the calendar, which presumes that days of the week repeat every week just like every year comprises the same repeating months and holidays. The part of repeatlessness that some people may find challenging is admitting that life is everchanging rather than assuming it's a merry-go-round of repeating dates on the calendar.
Knowing about repeatlessness puts you in a special league of culturally conscious people. It's not the type of concept that people naturally bring up at a party. In fact, people who are unfamiliar with the term or concept may find it odd that anyone would try to think about life as a never ending story beyond the calendar. The depth of repeatlessness includes the secrets of understanding mind control and how to counter the effects of mind control that we are constantly bombarded with through marketing.
Through the study of repeatlessness it's possible to control mood and emotion and sidestep the stress that the business world brings to people's lives. A lot of this stress revolves around planning to pay bills or earning money within a certain amount of time. Once these cycles of repeatlessness are broken it's possible to see the world in a different light and to be more aware of the world around you.
Unfortunately, music in our society isn't widely treated as a healing device. It is more commonly treated as a product of commercial consumption. True music fans do explore music beyond what's popular, but most of the mainstream audience is composed of people who settle for repeat rotations as the signal that it's music they are supposed to like in the present. When you consider that any given number one song on a high rotation hit music station is going to be played about 100 times per week on that station. If repetition were not an effective tool for holding an audience's attention it probably would be replaced by wider music libraries on those same stations. But repetition is part of the marketing of those songs.
Even within a hit song there is usually a certain amount of repetition so that the listener will become familiar with a chorus or title, which becomes the commercial to buy the song. What's amazing is that both repetition and repeatlessness are powerful concepts that contrast each other. While repetition builds hit records, it creates a mass perception that fuels top of mind awareness. Repetition is effective marketing, social conditioning or mind control while repeatlessness is the act of reversing mind control and seeing through it.
The constant sound of electronic drums can also set a tone of familiarity, which night club DJs rely on to keep a dance floor packed. Repetition is effective for mass promotion of products whereas repeatlessness is an effective path to self-empowerment. It's probably a good bet that corporate radio isn't ready to give up redundant programming anytime soon while it's also a good bet that the calendar isn't going to be thrown out this year or next.
But since no new style has emerged in pop music the past two decades, perhaps there is room for a new style based on musical repeatlessness. Instead of repeating chord progressions or repeating beats, each measure could take on a new life of its own. The idea has been a key to making experimental music stand out, although not too many artists have cashed in on experimental music. Most mainstream music fans are locked into the notion that music has to have repeating beats.
There is a huge body of new age music yet to be explored by the masses and it may never be completely appreciated. But there is steady growth in the development of music therapy as an alternative to conventional medicine for health conditions such as depression and anxiety. There is still a lot to be learned about how music can have powerful healing effects, which seems wide open in the field of music therapy. It comes at a time when the music industry is confused about its future. Perhaps by integrating the law of repeatlessness with music, the industry will learn not to repeat the same mistakes over and over.
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