About Positive Music
Positive and Negative in Music
by Don Robertson
When a major triad chord is played and
you are listening to it, your body, mind, and feelings resonate with the three notes, the
chord. Because it is the basic chord of harmony, it is harmonious. Matter resonates
harmoniously, positively. In 1968, I discovered that there was a chord that was opposite
to this chord. While the triad is positive, this chord, which I call the duochord, is
negative. It consists of four notes (such as C, Db, F# and G). Its effects are negative.
Music that is based on this chord invokes a negative sympathetic reaction.
The musicians of ancient cultures such
as China, India, Turkey
(click on these links to read more) and Greece understood these principals. In fact,
Pathagoras, in ancient Greece, introduced a whole science that concerned them. Because the
musicians of these ancient cultures understood these principals, they created music that
was positive, uplifting, and beneficial.
Once the effects of music are better
understood, the next step is to gain a better understanding of the music around us, and
what effect it is actually having.