What is this invisible thing called music?

“According to the ancient Indian thinkers there are three aspects of music: singing, playing and dancing.  All three represent tone in some form or other.  What is the effect of music?  The effect of music is to regulate the rhythm of another person and to tune a person to the music being performed.

What secret is there in music that attracts all those who listen to it?  It is the tone of that music that tunes a soul and raises it above the depression and despair of everyday life in this world.  If one knew what rhythm was needed for a particular individual in his trouble and despair, what tone was needed, and to what pitch that person’s soul should be raised, one would then be able to heal him with music…

There was a time in India when music was much used for healing.  It was used as healing for the mind, for the character, and for the soul, because it is health of the soul that brings health to the physical body. ” – Hazrat Inayat Khan, from The Music of Life.

I wish more filmmakers and advertising creatives would read this book by the great Sufi master as it contains so much deep thought about music and it’s effect on the soul.  After all, isn’t it the intention of media makers to communicate deeply with their audience?  Music is the key.

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