Music and Spirituality
- Universal Resonance This
is a collection of my thoughts and ideas about music, life and reality. My manifesto.
- SpiritSound.com - Music and spirituality from David Gordon.
Several important texts from diverse cultural and religious origins. Sound & Spirit
Texts for downloading, Links to Sound & Spirit on the Internet, Healing with Sound
& Music: a Bibliography, etc.
- Sound & Spirit
- A weekly series
of hour-long radio programs from Public Radio International exploring the human spirit through music and ideas.
- Meditation -A subpage of
SPIRITWEB.ORG, "Promoting spiritual consciousness on the internet". A good site
for finding all manner of "new-age" and consciousness-raising links.
- SpiritWeb A dedicated spiritual world-wide-web site which
comprehends spirituality in a modern context in review of ancient teachings and religious
- Expanding Consciousness and Experiencing
Altered States through Music -A personal homepage by electronic musician Daniel
Emmanuel, who tells us about his journey into cosmic consciousness through music.
Music and Healing
- Music for Healing and Transition Program
(MHTP) - A course of study which, in recognition of music as a therapeutic enhancement to the healing process and the life/death transition, prepares musicians to serve the ill, dying, and to all those who may benefit, by providing music as a service to create healing environments.
- The Purpose of Music - Ben Hume is considered a master instrument maker
in over 20 countries, and is the leading authority on the evolution of musical instruments before the year 1200. His senior students are master craftsmen and adept trance healing musicians. Their group, The
Listeners, provide effective healing ceremonies based on core principles of healing music traditions as ancient and wide spread as Central Asian
Shamanism, Sufism, and Native American spiritual practices.
- Music has Power Institute for
Music and Neurolgic Function at Beth Abraham Health Services (Bronx, NY).
(click on Music Institute) Through the scientific explorations of music and the brain, the Institute seeks to establish new knowledge and develop more effective therapies which awaken, stimulate and heal through the extraordinary power of music.
- Healing Sounds - Information and
articles from Jonathan Goldman on how sounds can be used for healing and
- The Tomatis Method builds strong listening
skills through auditory stimulation, to improve learning and language abilities,
communication, creativity, and social behavior.
Anthropology and Ethnomusicology (World Music)
- Echoes - Programs from Public Radio International, hosted by John
Diliberto. Music that is almost always really interesting with musicians
doing eclectic world fusion stuff. The mix will often contain elements from
widely disparate regions of the planet. Especially worth tuning in for are
the interviews and the "living room concerts" where they actually
record in musicians' homes or other non-studio settings.
- International Music Archives
- African Music Encyclopedia
- World Music Home Page
- Ohwejagehka: Ha`degaenage: - Iroquois Language & Songs
- Indigenous Peoples' Literature
Primarily Native American, also Europe, Asia, Africa, and Oceania
- The Chauvet Cave
A Decorated Paleolithic Cave in the Ardèche Region of France
- Anthropology Resources on the Internet
This is a comprehensive list of Internet Resources which are directly and primarily of
- Ethnomusicology Resources on the
Web A useful list of links, both academic and otherwise.
- Ethnomusicology On Line peer-reviewed multimedia Web journal
- Rhythmweb World music, world rhythms, jazz,
blues, cajun music, funk, R&B, djembe drumming, other African styles,
Afro-Cuban,(conga, bongo, timbale), Frame drumming, doumbek, rhythm therapy, rhythm in
science and technology, homemade percussion, all styles of world percussion.
- Ancient Future's World Rhythm
Training - Really useful explanations of world polyrhythms.
General Interest Music Sites
- Howard Levy Howard is an old friend of
mine (since the early '70's) who is arguably the most generally talented musician in the
world today. He is best known as the former harmonica player with Bela Fleck and the
Flecktones, but his interests have included jazz piano, flamenco guitar, Balkan music,
Latin jazz, Arabic music, commercial jingles, and backing up an amazing array of artists
both great and small. My favorite Howard story is walking into his apartment one day where
he is sitting on his couch with a Beethoven violin sonata laid out in front of him on the
coffee table. He's playing it on his diatonic harmonica. He finally looks up at me and
says "This is really hard." No kidding, Howard.
- The New York Public Library for the
Performing Arts Music Division Selected Music Resources on the Internet
- Early Music Midi
by Curtis Clark - A large collection of early music (i.e., medieval, renaissance &
baroque) midi files.
- Classical Music MIDI Archive
- All-Music Guide Comprehensive guide to recordings
- Creative Musicians Coalition an international organization
dedicated to the advancement of new music and the success of the independent musician.
- Happy Rhodes - I just really like this artist. She has an
astounding range and an offbeat poetical style to her songs. One of a very few artists I
can listen to over and over.
- STOMP - You've seen them in commercials banging on trash
cans, etc. Really compelling rhythm/dance/ performance art. And their web site is pretty
- Music for People - Based on
the teaching of cellist David Darling (formerly with the Paul Winter
Consort), MfP provides workshops and sessions to help people to create
spontaneous music together. This can result in an experience that is
anything from intimidating to fun to life-changing. If you love music and
never thought you could create your own, you owe it to yourself to try
Please send me your comments or suggestions.