Optimism is Acquired by Forward Direction and Will Rogers

Optimism is Acquired by Forward Direction. Will Rogers was a wonderful man. William Penn Adair “Will” Rogers (November 4, 1879 – August 15, 1935) was a stage and motion picture actor, vaudeville performer, American cowboy, humorist, newspaper columnist, and social commentator. I have a special connection with him. This is because of the stories about him that I heard from “David Rubinoff and His Violin.” I worked with this great conductor’violinist for over 15 years. Will Rogers gave him a poem. He had it engraved on the back of a pocket watch. It is “The Clock of Life” by George H. Chandler.” “Ruby” would read the poem off the watch at every concert he gave. My favorite lines are:

Now is the only time we own.
Live! Love! Toil will a will.
Do not wait until tomorrow
For the Clock May then be still.

Optimism and hard work went side by side
The trio of Dave Ohrenstein, Dave Rubinoff and “The Clock of Life.”

The poem reminded him of what he considered to be one of his best friendships. Also, he lived by these words. One morning we were working on an arrangement. I looked outside the window of his 14th floor suite.  It was right by his player, grand piano. At the time we were working on an arrangement of the Fascination Waltz. I commented on it the storm. On the spot, Rubinoff became infuriated.  Using expletives he shouted at the top of his lungs: —–, —–, that just proves you are not paying attention to the music!”

Biblical Optimism by Forward Direction

Look at Genesis chapter 19. As Lot’s family fled Sodom and Gomorrah. God rained down burning sulfur onto the city. All man, animals and vegetation were destroyed. The angels warned Lot and his family to not look back.  His wife did not listen.  She was immediately turned into a pillar of salt when she looked back. These  are words from Genesis, Chapter 19. What happened: His wife looked back. She stopped her forward direction. She wept tears of salt and was unable to continue.  The lesson: We all know it’s difficult. However, what’s past is past. Look and advance in a forward direction. If you do not, you too may be overcome by tears of salt. Keep trying. The reward for this bit of optimism  is happiness and fulfillment. Speak of trying, I am currently offering piano lessons in Sarasota.


Optimism and fun exude from Will Rogers.
Will Rogers attempts to play Rubinoff’s violin in a gag photo.
Andante Tempo Chaos

Andante Tempo Chaos as Tempo Lacks Resolution

Andante Tempo Chaos as Tempo Lacks Resolution. I enjoy reading books on music. Landowska on Music is such a book. Wanda Aleksandra Landowska (5 July 1879 – 16 August 1959) was a PolishFrench harpsichordist whose performances, teaching, recordings and writings played a large role in reviving the popularity of the harpsichord in the early 20th century. She was the first person to record Johann Sebastian Bach‘s Goldberg Variations on the harpsichord (1933). She became a naturalized French citizen in 1938.[1]

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Wanda Landowska in 1937

Her chapter 10 is  entitled “Of Movement and Measure.” I was enthralled by her method of defining the word “andante”. I felt it was necessary to share it with my readers. The differing descriptions of this term can leave a person confused. You might ask, is there even a real answer? She also compares the descriptions of Andante with Andantino. Musicians, read the quotes and decide for yourselves.

Musical Dictionary Andante Tempo Chaos

  1. Le Dictionnaire de l’Academie Française states:  Andante- moderate movement.
  2. Littré: Andante- not too fast or too slow.  Andantino- slower than Andante.
  3. L’Encyclopédie:  “Andante” slow movement.  Andantino – faster than Andante (an obvious contradiction with #2).
  4.  L’Encyclopédie des Gens du Monde: “Andantino”- faster than andante. However, under the word “Movement” we find”Andantino” is slower than andante!
  5. L’Encyclopédie Moderne: “Andantino” means a slower measure and a certain regularity in movement, more in keeping with stiffness than with gravity.
  6. Larousse: “Andante”- moderate movement with a tendency towards slowness. “Andantino” -word indicating a modification of movement (whatever that means).
  7. I’ve saved what I think is the best quote for last:  Le Nouveau Larousse- Andantino- more animated. All musicians agree on this subject!

Well, what source are you going to believe? Perhaps the performer factors into the andante-andantino equation. A most beautiful description of Andante came from the incomparable lady,  George Sand. She was Chopin’s companion and lover. “Autumn is a melancholy and gracious andante which admirably prepares the solemn adagio . Please share this with friends. Perhaps this blog illustrates why most can’t seem to agree on anything- even andante.

George Sand by Charles Louis Gratia (c. 1835)

High Perfect Number in Ancient Times

High Perfect Number in Ancient Times. In number theory, a perfect number is a positive integer that is equal to the sum of its proper positive divisors excluding the number itself.

Illustration of the perfect number status of the number 6.

So what Some Samples of a High Perfect Number?

They are far apart and few between. Take the above perfect numbers of 6, 28, 496, 8128 etc. and square them. You get some of the higher perfect numbers. First, the totals you get are binary. Second, they go to infinity. Third, the 3 x 3 number square goes to infinity. It shadows the behavior of perfect numbers. This magic square of prehistoric times proves former advanced knowledge of higher math. Today, most do not know its intricacies. 

610 = 1102
2810 = 111002
49610 = 1111100002
812810 = 11111110000002
3355033610 = 11111111111110000000000002.

Click on Internal Link to Find the Source of High Perfect Numbers. See the Parallel

Basis of high perfect number -Tens from the smallest number square go to infinity.
How can infinity possibly be hiding in bowling pins?

Tens: Here’s the Formula on How Tens Grow into Infinity

Now for Some Real Fun!

Let’s look at perfect numbers in Judaism.  Look at Genesis 1:1–2:3.   Elohim, the Hebrew generic word for God, creates the heavens and the earth in six days. Then rests on, blesses and sanctifies the seventh. His Creation is perfect. Six is a perfect number. What man does to it is another question. Now let’s go further. Look at the Tree of Life.

The kingdom (lowest circle) is perfect number of Creation- 496.
In Hebrew letters and numbers had the same symbol. The lowest emanation represents  perfect number- 496.

The kingdom, representing creation is the lowest circle. The word is Malkuth in English letters. It is emanation number 10. One and zero are binary opposites. Likewise, on Earth, man has a choice between good and evil. However, Malkuth again refers to the perfection of creation. Confirm what I say with anyone fluent in Hebrew. The gematria of its 5 letters is 496. Gematria is the representation of letters and numbers by the same symbol in antiquity. 496 is a high perfect number.

Conclusion: We need to ask questions? Where did this lost knowledge come from? Was it Atlantis? Was it UFO’s? Was it the word of the Creator? Who knows?

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Malkuth in Hebrew has a 496 gematria.



Music Transforms Especially in Difficult Times

Music Transforms Especially in Difficult Times. This blog is about a great man that I worked with: David Rubinoff. To the public he was known as Rubinoff and his Violin. Rubinoff had the Midas Touch on the violin. The most famous King Midas is popularly remembered in Greek mythology for his ability to turn everything he touched into gold. The Maestro made as much as $500,000.00 a year in the 1930’s. That is a lot of money, even now. He played concerts. Also he conducted the orchestra at the Paramount Theater in New York and for Paramount Pictures in Hollywood. David autographed his picture for my wife Sharon, and myself.
Music transforms. Rubinoff transformed his violin playing into gold.

This letter, written during the height of the Vietnam war, is quoted here. The Dance of the Russian Peasant was written about him by his wife, Darlene. She interviewed and recorded Rubinoff’s words for this book.  Darlene was a true friend. I think this letter amply illustrates the keywords: Music Transforms.

A Testimony to How Music Transforms

Dear Maestro Rubinoff: “Mother told me you were a Prophet of Music. You were blessed directly by God to carry out a special purpose. She said you were commissioned to bring down divine harmony to earth and give it to the common man…No more would music be for royalty and the very rich. Thus, the wonderful music you took into the battlefield after your allotted threescore and ten years. Knowing you has made me a better wife, a better mother and better citizen of the world. I cannot willingly drop below the height to which your heavenly music has taken me.”

Now you too can enjoy the Heavenly Music of Rubinoff. I, David Ohrenstein, am the pianist on this Oquaga Lake concert. Enjoy his stories.  They date all the way back to the year 1911. Victor Herbert brought him to America. He lived with Herbert and met Caruso, John Phillip Sousa… At the time he was age 86.

Jun 22, 2015 – Uploaded by Lesley & Ohrenstein

Lost Concert “Rubinoff and His Violin” on Oquaga Lake, 1984 …. This video proves that he had not lost …

Davidic Dynasty Holds a Quantum Code

Davidic Dynasty Holds a Quantum Code. First, I quote the book, Synergetics. It is subtitled: Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking. Author: R. Buckminster Fuller. I am merely applying his wisdom to the Davidic Dynasty. My profession is piano player. I seek patterns on the keys.  I seek similar patterns in nature. In particular we will look at:

  1. The design of the Star of David. It is a regular six-pointed star.
  2. The Hebrew name for David. It is spelled: dalet, vav, dalet. From the Hebrew name דָּוִד (Dawid), which was probably derived from Hebrew דוד (dwd) meaning “beloved”. In Hebrew and other Middle Eastern languages, letters doubled as numbers. Dalet is 4. Vav is 6. Again, dalet is 4. The sum of 4 + 6 + 4 = 14.
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A pendant with the name of David in Hebrew letters.

Synergetics, according to E. J. Applewhite, was Fuller’s name for the geometry he advanced. It was based on the patterns of energy that he saw in nature. For Fuller, geometry was a laboratory science.  It had the touch and feel of physical models: Not rules out of a textbook. It gains its validity from the results of individual physical experience. This description is by the Buckminster Fuller Institute. It is offered by courtesy of The Estate of Buckminster Fuller.

The Star of David and the essence of the name of “David” are found here (This is my own take on the subject).

In Synergetics, Fig.620.06, Fuller explains: The tetrahedron is a basic vectorial model of the fundamental structural system of the Universe. The open-ended triangular spiral as action, reaction, and resultant. This is one of the triangles. It equates with the proton, electron, and anti-neutrino. Or, it can equate with the neutron, positron, and neutrino. This becomes half quantum. It is one of the open ended triangles. They approximate the shape of the Star of David.

Fuller then explains: An association of positive and negative half-quantum units identifies the tetrahedron as one quantum. Basically, two open ended triangles are pieced together to form the closed, six sided tetrahedron. This is found on page 334 of Synergetics.

The Davidic Dynasty Appears

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The tetrahedron has four faces (base is triangulated). It has six edges. Finally, it has four corners.

As stated, David’s name represents 4-6-4 by its letters. This represents the 4 faces, 6 edges, and 4 corners that define the tetrahedron.  Finally, the two triangles of the star of David represent the left and right half quantum units of an open-ended, six-pointed star.

Everything this blog discusses was known in ancient times. I believe in reviving this lost knowledge of antiquity. In so doing, we will have happiness here and now.



Stonehenge Graces Judaism: Both Share Number- 352

Stonehenge Graces Judaism: Both Share a Key Number- 352.  First, why bother with numbers? Consider the words of Plato (/ˈplt/;[a][1] GreekΠλάτων[a] Plátōnpronounced [plá.tɔːn] in Classical Attic; 428/427 or 424/423[b] – 348/347 BC). He was a philosopher in Classical Greece and the founder of the Academy in Athens. It was the first institution of higher learning in the Western world.


Plato said: “Its chief advantage is that it wakes up the man who is by nature sleep and dull-witted. It makes him sharp and quick to learn beyond his natural ability by art divine.” My source for the measurements of Stonehenge given below is the City of Revelation. It was written by the Reverend John Michell.

Stonehenge Graces Judaism by Musical Number F-352/sec
Building sites by numbers used in diatonic scales was common around the world

At Stonehenge, 352 are this blog’s relevant number. It appears by foot, megalithic yard and mile:

  • The lintels of the sarsen circle are designed by units of 3.52 feet. This is by E.H. Stone’s measurements.
  • The average length of each lintel stone is 10.56 feet. That equals 3.52 English yards.
  • The average distance between the upright pillars is 3.52 feet.
  • The extreme outer diameter of the sarsen circle is 105.6 feet. That equals 105.6 feet, or 1/5 of a mile. Also = 35.2 English yards.

So How is it that  Stonehenge Graces Judaism?

The Hebrew nation came about some 2,000 years after Stonehenge. The key to the core of Judaism is also number 352. Here’s how. Letters doubled as numbers in many Middle Eastern languages, The declaration of one God is at the core of Judaism. This is declared with the opening six words of the Shema Yisroel prayer. Below is the spelling from the Torah. However, when spelled in the daily prayer book, the Siddur, the 4 -letter name of God is spelled with two letters- a double yud.  By the double yud spelling, the numerical value of these 6 key words are 1106. As a circle, the diameter by number of 1106 is virtually 352 ( 352.05…). The example here is the Torah spelling: יִשְׂרָאֵל:  יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ, יְהוָה אֶחָד. 

This illustration contains the double yud. The double yud is the Siddur spelling (prayer book).

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To reaffirm the numerical values of these letters consult with someone fluent in Hebrew.

The above words translate “Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One.” The Hebrew is from Deuteronomy 6:4. Take the prayer book spelling. It equals 1106.  Now, look at the last two words in Deuteronomy 6:3. They translate to “milk and honey”. חָלָב, וּדְבָשׁ. Their numerical equivalent is 352. Here is how Stonehenge graces Judaism:

  • 352 by number is key to the  sarsen circle of Stonehenge as described above.
  • The last two words of Deuteronomy 6:3 forms the key that unlocks the first six words of Deuteronomy 6:4. As spelled in the Torah, the six words total 1118. This refers to another aspect of antiquity: The half diagonal of a square is longer than any of its sides by 1.118. The 1106 is found in the daily prayer book called the Siddur. This with the 1106 value of the six words, we one more have a double code.
  • Both Stonehenge and the Torah refer back to an even older tradition. Indeed, the Ancient Temple Plan is of extreme antiquity. Along the way,we can see how  Stonehenge graces Judaism.
Stonehenge Graces Deuteronomy by number 352.
An ancient, prehistoric tradition is found in Deuteronomy 6: 3-4.

What is our conclusion: Realize the unity of everything with the Creator. Then “milk and honey”, which is an analogy for  love, kindness and nourishment, will flow once more-  as it did in the distant past.












An illustration of the 1106 value is the Shema Yisroel in the Daily Prayer Book that is spanned by “milk and honey”

New music of the romantic era reflects the times in Beethoven's later music.

New Music Heralds New Ages Like Beethoven’s Music

New Music Heralds a new age. This was a known truth in the past. New music was created by the great composer, Beethoven. At first he wrote in the classical style. By 1810 he became a crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras. In Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include

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Beethoven’s new music included many Masonic principles.

Classical music was often written written for royalty. It needed tp be pleasant and unobtrusive. Romantic emphasized feelings and emotions of the individual. Its range of passion and expression were greater. The power and magnificence of nature was also a subject for Romantic musical expression.

Ludwig von Beethoven was a Mason. A such he knew many Masonic secrets. These secrets heavily figured into Beethoven’s creativity.One such secret was the Fibonacci series of numbers. They grew by successive addition. Nature develops by these numbers. The series goes: 1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55,55,89,144,233,377,610 etc. Two previous numbers are added to get the next sum.

Related imageLeonardo Fibonacci was born 600 years before Beethoven. The beginning of the Fibonacci series, named after him. are the numbers in red.  It continues to infinity.

Beethoven used this series in his Fifth Symphony. Of course, 5 is the first non-successive Fibonacci number. The series skips from 3 to 5. Here is the proof: 233 measures is the length of Beethoven’s opening section. 377 is the length of Beethoven’s development section).

But Beethoven’s Masonic Use of New Music Goes Even Further

The Masonic tool for engineering par excellence was the 3 x 3 number square. Many of the free blogs on DSOworks.com cover the subject. Look at the composition list above. Beethoven wrote 9 symphonies, 5 piano concertos, and  1 violin concerto. This is a vertical, middle column read across the square of three. I blog about how Solomon’s Temple used this section. The Second Jerusalem Temple used the entire bluprint. Look at the next two numbers of his output:

  • 32 piano sonatas
  • 16 string quartets.

Read my blog about the period chart. The square root of 32 comes from the geometry of the grid. Also, the ratio of 32 to 16 by the sonatas and quartets form a 2:1 ratio. This defines the first fundamental perfect overtone of the octave. Finally look at his crowning 9th symphony. It is all about the brotherhood of man!

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Lost Ancient Computer Code is Discovered

Lost Ancient Computer Code is Discovered. It has been hiding for millennium. It truly is like the Biblical grain of mustard seed. So what is the grain of mustard seed? Where is it hidden? Grain of Mustard Seed is the smallest of number squares. It is popular called the 3 x 3 square: Here is the traditional arrangement. Immediately below is a Biblical reference to this “Grain”.

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20 ….because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” [21]a

binary code represents textcomputer processor instructions, or other data using any two-symbol system. Often the binary number systems  use 0 and 1. The binary code assigns a pattern of binary digits (bits) to each character, instruction, etc. A binary string of eight bits can represent any of 256 possible values.

In computing and telecommunications, binary codes are used for various methods of encoding data.  This includes character strings, into bit strings. Those methods may use fixed-width or variable-width strings. In a fixed-width binary code, each letter, digit, or other character is represented by a bit string of the same length. That bit string, interpreted as a binary number.  Itis usually displayed in code tables in octaldecimal or hexadecimal notation. There are many character sets and many character encodings for them.

Gottfried Leibniz    The modern binary number system, the basis for binary code, was invented by Gottfried Leibniz in 1679 and appears in his article Explication de l’Arithmétique Binaire. The full title is translated into English as the “Explanation of the Binary Arithmetic”.

Finding the Lost Ancient Computer Code

Many blogs on DSOworks.com are about aspects of the code. For example, the square perimeter around the Great Pyramid is 1,110 megalithic yards. In binary numbers 10¹ + 10² + 10³ = 1,110. Notice, all factors are binary. Professor Alexander Thom of Oxford University discovered the ubiquitous use of the megalithic yard.

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Professor Thom of Oxford University

The codes including a lost ancient computer code that is hidden in the number square were shown to me by an Indian spirit from the Lennie Lenape tribe. I did not read about them anywhere. The Lennie Lenape lived around Oquaga Lake. I worked many summers on by the lake for the Scott family. I was hired by them to be the house piano player. The Scott family owns Scott’s Oquaga Lake House. 

Look at the number square pictured above by triple numbers as follows:  Each set of 3 numbers with its opposite 3 always total 1,110. Examples: 492 + 618 = 1110 Another: 834 + 276 = 1110.  Any 3 numbers that uses number 5 as its central number is its own 1,110 number when added backwards to itself. Examples include 951 + 159 = 1110. Or, 357 + 753 = 1110. The square of three is code of peace

The Grain of Mustard Seed can move mountains. Acquiring peace is akin to moving a mountain. On the mountains around Oquaga Lake I learned about the code that accomplishes this feat.

Lost Ancient Computer Code was Found on Oquaga Lake
The Scott family standing by their resort sign. I believe an American Indian spirit dwells around the lake.  She offers wisdom to those who seek the truth.


Numerical reality and number squares

Numerical Reality Involves Number Square of Saturn

Numerical Reality involves number square of Saturn. At one time, numbers were thought to be the foundation of all. Numbers, however, were not random. Reality was set in number squares. This plan was global. Seven squares in particular were favoured. Each square represented the properties of a particular planet. They were:

  • Saturn with 3 x 3.
  • Jupiter was 4 x 4.
  • Mars was 5 x 5.
  • The Sun was 6 x 6.
  • Venus was 7 x 7.
  • Mercury was 8 x 8.
  • The Moon was 9 x 9.

The most complex was the simplest.The rings of Saturn are the most extensive planetary ring system of any planet in the Solar System. They consist of countless small particles, ranging from μm to m in size,[1] that orbit about Saturn.

The full set of rings, imaged as Saturn eclipsed the Sun from the vantage of the Cassini orbiter, 1.2 Million km distant, on 19 July 2013 (brightness is exaggerated). Earth appears as a dot at 4 o’clock, between the G and E rings.

Numerical Reality of Saturn’s 3 x 3 Number Square

Numerous layers rings are visible around Saturn. This parallels the properties of the number square the represents Saturn

Galileo first observed the rings in 161o.

Likewise, a number of mathematical rings surround the 3 x 3 number square.

  • Add the numbers around the central 5 (I term these numbers p1 which stands for perimeter one). 4 + 9 + 2 + 7 + 6 + 1 + 8 + 3 = 40.
  • Then add them two at the time overlapping the numbers. (I call this p-2. This stands for perimeter two: 49 + 92 + 27 + 76 + 61 + 18 + 83 + 34 = 440.
  •  Now take the numbers three at the time. Overlap the third with the first number. I call this p-3. This stands for perimeter three.  492 + 276 + 618 +  834 = 2,220.

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These numerical rings around the 3 x 3 number square were used to measure holy sites of ancient civilizations. The ways have been described in the blogs on DSOworks. The blogs are free and easy to access.

We are about to enter a new era of peace and plenty. It is also termed a  Golden Age. The codes contained in this planetary number square can help in this quest.

Proper piano practice without being precise is time tossed in the river.

Proper Piano Practice Means Precision

Proper Piano Practice Means Precision. I began my piano studies at age 11. The date was August 24, 1958. This was exactly two months before my October 24th birthday. I would turn twelve. At my first year piano recital, I played the entire Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven from memory. The teacher I studied it with was a Mrs. Foster. I forgot her 1st name. My apologies. In retrospect, I played it terribly. The reason for this shortcoming will became apparent. in the blog. My apologies. The way to Proper Piano Practice was later shown to me by my nest teacher, Mischa Kottler, but:

 I didn’t listen to his most basic advice. I thought I was quite advanced at age 15. He told me to (1) practice slowly and (2) hands separately. My adolescent mind told me, “that’s for babies.” Of course, I never told him that. But as it turned out, I was wrong. When slow practice and intense concentration unite, the results are outstanding. First, here is a taste of this great virtuoso-pianist, teacher.  Kottler would play it for an encore. Even when he was in his nineties he could finesse his special arrangement of Chopin’s “Minute Waltz.”


Minute Waltz (Mischa Kottler Version)

Kottler had the ability to see the future when it came to his piano students. I studied with him for years. When I was 25, he looked straight at me and said: “You’ll get good when you’re in your sixties.” He was serious.  Naturally, that comment did not sit well with a 25 year old. I’m well into my sixties, Finally, I have seen the “proper piano practice” light. Here’s the core of the method I now started to use. It’s never too late.

  • Play any two fingers on either hand.  With one finger play a white key. With another pick a black. Play the two notes at the same time.
  • Unless you intensely concentrate on what you just did, the notes are likely to be perhaps 1/10th of a second apart!
  • Now think of how difficult it is to play even more tones at the same time. Add to the formula, using the fingers on both hands.
  • Multiply this spread out sound by an entire piece of music. You have a mess.

How has Proper Piano Practice Helped Me?

In one word, employment. This December 20th, I’ll begin my 9th winter-spring season at the Gasparilla Inn. On Boca Grande it is favored place for VIP’s. Off-Florida season, there are also no shortage of jobs. Currently I play at the Crab and Fin Restaurant . It is on St, Armand’s Circle in Sarasota. Of course, a lot more goes into successful piano playing.  If you wish to know more elements, I’m also available for piano lessons in Sarasota.