- Introducing ‚ÄúTranscendental Biomusication‚ÄĚ And The Mystery Guitar Tuning
Scientists say that we are the sum of the atoms of our universe. What passes through our bodies every nanosecond is the beginning of all time and the entire existence of mankind. Might it be possible that these atoms lend themselves to having a physical voice? Ah, the birth of music!
And what better place to share this voice then through the connection of the human body and the energy of the ocean,...that primordial soup we came from. This churning atomic tide aligned one evening with the planets and bestowed me with a gift that changed my life.
This gift came to me in the form of a mysterious energy source I encountered while walking along a secluded beach one evening near the Sonoma Coast town of Jenner, California. It enterered me with a force that made my body vibrate at a different frequency. My skin was tinging and my mind became awake with an intensity of love I have never felt before.
I am uncertain of where, or how this energy came to find me on the beach that evening. It's frequency caught me by surprise and I remember saying to myself, be one with this moment, there is something special happening here. I was engaged with a state of bliss that lasted the entire evening, its influence guiding my dreams that night.
As I entered a lucid dream that evening, I heard the most beautiful sounds and an ethereal music that was not from this earth. It reminded me of what I imagined an angels harp would sound like plucked from the heavens.. This is what it sounds like:
When I awoke the next morning, I immediately grabbed my guitar and tuned it to the beautiful music that I heard in my dream. I was astounded by the strange sounds coming from my guitar. The dissonance of the d# a# d g g d tuning was disconcerting at first. As I started to explore this new sound on my guitar, the song “Shining Light” burst through me in a creative spark. I wrote the lyrics and music in a matter of minutes, all the while re-learning the notes on my guitar as I went along. It was as if something, or someone was guiding me from another place.
As I read back the Shining Light lyrics, I realized they told the story of losing my mother to an aneurism when she was in the prime of her life. Was it her spirit that visited me on the beach that evening to inspire me to write this song? Listen to, “Shining Light” here:
As I explored the questions behind this mystical experience, I turned to the philosophy of Buddhism, Shamanism and Mysticism. Through my readings of these ancient practices, I have come to believe that this new guitar tuning is a testament to the healing power of music and its ability to bridge the spirit and natural world. In this alternate space, musicians connect to a higher power to contribute their “music soul energy” to our universe. It is here that they share the story’s of our lives and help reduce the suffering in our world. In my case, the loss of my mother and the birth of a new sound that celebrates the powers of spiritual creativity and the circle of life and death. Our physical bodies marry with the compounds of the earth (our instruments) to give a voice to nature and the alchemy that offers healing energy to our planet and mankind.
Music is a powerful path that draws musician’s and listener’s into a sacred place. In this communal space, we engage with the beauty of the metaphysical and material worlds in the moment and share it with the Gods responsible for our miraculous journey.
Can the dead speak? One can only speculate until we enter the twilight world beyond our life on earth. But until then, I find comfort knowing that those who have passed live through us in song. A voice that lies in the meadow, where the love of natures kiss is passing time.
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