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ETHNIC MUSIC
Analysis of the Process of Creating Music
The Concentrated Flow of Creativity in Music

 

 

 

 

The Expression "To Compose"


The Creative Process from Within Unity

 

 


Beginning and End of the
Musical Act

In The thinking process may well be compared to the growth of a tree. Because, once the composer perceives a perfect, fundamental musical idea in his mind on the level of the harmony – like the inner structure of a seed – he creates, from the level of this pure, utmost condensed cognition, the living tree of his musical composition, right to its leaves and blossoms, in a lively continuum of thought.

And with great self-discipline he will ensure that the natural, concentrated flow of his creativity is not interrupted; otherwise the composition would immediately disintegrate – just as a tree begins to dry up from the very moment its supply of nourishment is cut off. Quotation

The term "to compose" literally means the outer assembling of elements to form an ostensible whole, which indeed contradicts the reality of creativity.

From within the unity of his inner, lively cognition, the true musical artist creates the enlivened diversity of his musical statement.

Looking at it more closely, the complete truth of how music originates within the musical poet appears much more comprehensive than assumed so far, and the melody is not the first element to originate in his mind but indeed the very last.

So far, the end of the inner musical act was thought to be the beginning of creating music.
And to the parts of an unknown whole, which were barely heard in the inner ear, some accepted, compositional structure was "attached," which then had to simulate the impression of wholeness.

 

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SCIENTIFIC
FUNDAMENTALS
OF MUSIC
AESTHETICS

The Image of
Musical Beauty

The Embodiments
of Harmony

Motivation and
Responsibility
of the Musician

Reversal of the Reality
of Creating Music

Analysis of the
Process

of Creating Music

Music Theory

The Natural Potential
of the True Artist

Synthesis of the
Artistic and Cultural
Achievement of Music

 

 

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