Mirrored pyramid is implied by the Great Pyramid of Egypt.

Mirrored Pyramid Makes an Octahedron

Mirrored Pyramid Makes an Octahedron. Look at a square based pyramid. An upside down pyramid can form an octahedron with it. See picture below.  Now do this with the Great Pyramid of Egypt. The featured picture shows such a blueprint. See the featured picture. It is an excerpt from page 16 of my Staff of God, Volume II. 

First, what is the Great Pyramid of Egypt? The Great Pyramid of Giza (also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops) is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids. They are in the Giza pyramid complex bordering what is now El GizaEgypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Also, it the only ancient wonder that remains largely intact. Feel free to read these two internal links. As will can see, I have written on subjects for quite a number of links.

Great Pyramid Archives – DSO Works

Uniting Music and Measure at the Great Pyramid of Egypt – DSO Works

The Great Pyramid of Giza

Mirrored image is implied by the Great Pyramid to form an Octahedron
The Great Pyramid of Egypt is quite a puzzle..

Now for the my most recent blog.

Mirrored Pyramid Reveals Intended Mathematical Wonders

Mirrored pyramid with a square base forms an octahedron.
An octahedron is the complete intended construct of the Great Pyramid of Egypt.

The basis of a lost Golden Age was the 3 x 3 number square. It has countless hidden number codes.  They were once understood and activated. An example of its use is in the featured picture.

  • The radius height is 275 shorter Egyptian cubits. That radius has a circumference of 1728 cubits. Note the 3 x 3 number square gnomon. As pictured, 8 x 3 x 4 x 9 x 2 = 1728.
  • The core number of the 3 x 3 number square is 5. The 5 cubit tip is missing from the tip. This blog shows its number square source.
  • Circle’s diameter of 550 cubits is also numbered by the 3 x 3 number square. DSOworks.com gives ample instructions for discovering lost number codes. 55 is the average of any two opposite numbers as 49 + 61 = 110. They average 55. Similarly, you can find 110 in 16 different ways on this square. Zero as in 550, was not a recognized as an actual number. On the 3 x 3  number square it is a composite. It is the sum of any two sets of opposite numbers.
Musical Tradition is Heard at the Gasparilla Inn

Musical Tradition Embraces Architectural Style

Musical Tradition Embraces Architectural Style. Obviously, Elvis is the star in the featured picture. Now, who is playing the Steinway concert grand in the beautiful setting below? That’s your blogger, David. So what does one have to do with the other? It’s the music that I’m playing. Basically, I love the style and taste of Elvis.

Here’s a story: One of my most popular piano arrangements, Aura Lea: Theme and Variations for piano, was composed in Toronto, Ontario.   No matter where I play it – on the concert stage, for a private party or during the dinner hour – it always receives grand applause and some rather sizable tips.  The arrangement is heart rendering;  bringing back pleasant memories.  One variation combines the theme with “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf”; bringing two great American songs together.  And, by the way, this composition has many showy virtuoso passages. Yes, choosing this number, Elvis proved once more that he was king.

How Musical Tradition Embraces Architectural Style

Gasparilla Inn Historic District is located in Florida

Gasparilla Inn Historic District

LocationBoca GrandeFloridaUSA
Coordinates26°45′8″N 82°15′39″WCoordinates26°45′8″N 82°15′39″W
NRHP reference #08000205[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 18, 2008[1]

Gasparilla Inn Historic District is a historic district at 500 Palm Avenue in Boca GrandeFloridaUnited States. On March 18, 2008, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.[1]

Now for musical tradition, Aura Lea is one of the most beloved American songs and is arguably as popular as Amazing Grace.  Our generation heard it with the words that Elvis sang as Love Me Tender.  The melody has graced America over the last two centuries.  The music was written by W.W. Fosdick and words by George R. Poulton during the Civil War in 1861.  The sheet music cover is the original Confederate version, dated 1864. The 1st internal link me playing in New York’s Catskill Mountains.

Aura Lea: Theme and Variations for piano – DSO Works

It was at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House a few years back.  However,their piano was “so, so.” Below is the link just recorded with me at the Inn. The difference in pianos is quite noticeable.  It was videoed live and less than week ago, and just posted. Keep checking DSOworks.com for more and more upcoming events. Elvis understood the public pulse.

Live at the Gasparilla Inn!

Posted by DSO Works on Saturday, February 3, 2018

Floral Power and a customized bus

Floral Power is Found in a Godly Name

Floral Power is Found in a Godly Name. First I will introduce the flowers to be featured: The lily and the rose.  Next to elaborate on the flower adjectives of this blog:

Flower child originated as a synonym for hippie.  It described idealistic the idealistic young people. The original group gathered in San Francisco and the surrounding area during the Summer of Love in 1967. It was the custom of “flower children” to wear and distribute flowers or floral-themed decorations. They symbolized ideals of universal belonging, peace, and love. The mass media picked up on the term.  They used it to refer in a broad sense to any hippie. Flower children were also associated with the flower power political movement. The ideas were originated by Allen Ginsberg in 1965.

Floral Power of the Rose and Lily

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First, I would suggest looking at my internal link given below. It will shed some light on this blog:

Balanced Measurement Historically by Fives and Sixes – DSO WorksRelated image

  • Five represents the strong petals of the rose. Picture is above and to the left.  It has 13 weaker petals.
  • Six represents the petals of a lily. Pictured immediately to the right.

Floral Power of the Lily and Rose in God’s Name

Here is the crux of this blog: Always have at least twice as much mercy as severity in judging others.  Consider a specific Hebraic name for God.  The name most often in the Hebrew Bible is YHWH (י ה ו ה‬). It is called the Tetragrammaton.  In Hebrew, letters are read from right to left. (1) Yud is the equivalent of 10. (2) The first hei is 5. (3) Vav is 6. (4) The second hei is again five. How do we interpret the numbers of this code?

  • Roses out number lilies by 2 to 1. The five petals of the rose are yin, The six of the lily are yang.
  • Five represents mercy and forgiveness. Six represents judgement and severity.
  • The first letter is the yud for 10. It is a fusion number of two numbers. Specifically, any two opposite numbers on the 3 x 3 number square total 10.

By letter/number count, mercy outnumbers severity as 2:1. There are 2 “heis” and only one “vav”. For us to be God-like is have this minimum  ratio in our judgments and pronouncements. Should we strive for even more mercy, we enter into enter “sainthood” territory. God especially loves this ground. Number 10 is merely a number of fusion. Zero as an independent and real number is a relatively recent invention. Ancients thought of the “yud” as the number that fuses the yin and yang. Here is the fusion model in the 3 x 3 number square.

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Any two opposite numbers around the perimeter total ten- as 3 + 7 or 4 + 6…
Numerical personalities are duplicated at Stonehenge

Numerical Personalities in Antiquity are Parallel

Numerical Personalities in Antiquity are Parallel. I just posted s blog about Stonehenge. The internal link is below. It is about the numerical arrangement of the pillars. The pillars in the various circles duplicate the essential numbers of an atom of iron. It is called Stonehenge Number Squares are Fairly Inclusive.   Archaeology Archives – DSO Works

Here’s a quick summary and a few facts: Iron has 26 protons, 26 electrons and 30 neutrons. Its atomic weight is 56. For he identity of the element of iron at Stonehenge, read the above internal link. Then I will demonstrate the same pattern in the Tree of Life in the featured picture. Incidentally, number 26 is the numerical equvalent of “Yahweh” as spelled with Hebrew letters. In many ancient languages, letters doubled as numbers. This was called by the Greek name, gematria.

Numerical Personalities from the Tree of Life to Stonehenge

numerical personalities of elements are found in antiquity
Stonehenge, the Tree of Life and magnets share “numerical personalities” of iron.

 

numerical personalities
(yud = 10) + (hei = 5) + (vav = 6) + (hei = 5) = 26

 

This equivalency would equate God with a fundamental force of nature as magnetic.

 

 

 

Now look at the featured picture. First, the two vertical outside pillars:Multiply the 1st two horizontal numbers on the outside pillars as (3 x 2). Then add it to the opposite pair pf (5 x 4). Total is 26. Next take the central pillar. Add its four numbers as 1 + 6 + 9 + 10 =26. Twenty-six, as the numerical essence of God, infuses the Tree of Life. Found in these two distinct ways, we number protons and electrons in iron. Next, multiply the last two extreme horizontal numbers as 8 x 7. We have 56. That is the atomic weight of iron. For the 30 neutrons, simply subtract as 56  – 30 = 26. Look once more at my internal link. The circles around the central 5 stones of Stonehenge duplicate these numbers.  Stonehenge, the Tree of Life and an atom of iron have number sequences stemming from the 5 x 5 number square as pictured in the link. “So what?”, you might ask. I believe a new Golden Age can be initiated by the realization and activation of  traditional number squares of antiquity. A Golden Age is marked by peace and plenty.

Stonehenge number squares

Stonehenge Number Squares Are Fairly Inclusive

Stonehenge Number Squares Are Fairly Inclusive. Today I will feature its use of the 5 x 5 number square. It is pictured below. A lost and forgotten Golden Age was all about these number squares. I believe that with their reactivation, we can regain another such age. The blogs on DSOworks.com cover these number squares. They also are about how music enriches our lives.  A Golden Age denotes a period of primordial peaceharmonystability, and prosperity. Peace and harmony prevailed.  People did not have to work to feed themselves.  Earth provided food in abundance. Please keep the following in mind: The present way of thinking of numbers is that they  represent impersonal quantities. Ancient civilizations animated numbers as words. Also numbers were thought of as musical in many ways:

  • Harmony uses basic number ratios. The consonant harmonies were either 1:1, 1:2, 2:3 and 3:4 or sometimes 4:5.
  • Higher number ratios were considered to be anywhere from mildly dissonance to dissonant.

Stonehenge Number Squares Included the Traditional 5 x 5 of Mars

11   24    7    20    3
4    12   25    8    16
17    5   13    21     9
10   18    1    14   22
23    6   19     2   15

Around the horseshoe are the remains of the outer sarsen circle, capped with lintels. There were probably once 30 stones in this circle. Set just inside the bank were 56 pits, known as the Aubrey Holes.[2] About half of these have been excavated. They were marked in the 1920s with white concrete circles. The inner enclosure forms a horseshoe shape of five trilithons.  Now to the 5 x 5 number square. The 5 trlithons also refer to the 5 x 5 number square. The numbers 1 to 25 total 325. Multiply the factors of this number as 3 x 2 x 5 = 30. That totals the Sarsen Circle stones.

Stonehenge Number Squares: Numbers defined relationships among many disciples. Ancients said, as with the large, so is the small. It is well established that the Stonehenge could predict the occurrence of ellipses. That is the large. The small is defining an atom of Iron. This element is defined by 26 protons and 30 neutrons. The atomic weight is 56. Iron is the significant element of nuclear fusion. Click on the internal link below.

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Stonehenge Sunset

fusion Archives – DSO Works

On large scale, these numbers as stone markers can predict solar and lunar eclipses:

Aubrey holes – Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aubrey_holes

 

Hoyle proved that this could have been used to produce a much more reliable method of predicting eclipses as whenever the moon and sun markers are directly opposite each other and the other two stones occupy those same opposing points, an eclipse can be guaranteed.

In unity there is peace. I believe, for this purpose, it is about time to understand this ancient and forgotten use of number squares. This can create a happy fusion of the assorted elements of mankind. 

 

 

 

Schubert Contrasts Beethoven

Schubert Contrasts Beethoven as Freedom v. Structure

Schubert Contrasts Beethoven as Freedom v. Structure. Most agree that Beethoven was the link between the Romantic and the Classical periods of music. Schubert’s life overlaps Beethoven’s. Schubert life was much shorter. January 1797 – 19 November 1828), He was an Austrian composer. Schubert died at age 31. But he was extremely prolific during his lifetime. His output consists of:

Ludwig von Beethoven  was baptized 17 December 1770[1] – 26 March 1827. He outlived Schubert by some 26 years. Schubert was born when Beethoven was 27 years of age. However Franz Schubert picked up the Romantic ball of composition and pushed it further. Classical music most often had significant development sections in a sonata, or symphony.  Here the parts or pieces of a theme were developed to show off the composer’s ingenuity. Schubert’s themes resist “development. Most are complete in themselves. Alfred Einstein discusses also this topic in his Music in the Romantic Era.  To quote him about Schubert: ” His themes have felicity in themselves. They resist dissection: development.”

Schubert Contrasts Beethoven
Beethoven lit the torch of Romanticism. Schubert ran with it.

Beethoven Archives – DSO Works

To read more about my thoughts on Beethoven, click on this internal link above.

How Schubert Contrasts Beethoven with the “Development” of his Themes

With Beethoven, any “side-stepping” keeps the theme in mind. His “digressions” are parallel paths to the theme. Schubert, in contrast,  becomes involved in the mist of a beautiful melodic journey. Development is often not called for. To him it seems too intellectual.

Romanticism’s span was approximately from 1800 – 1850.   It elevated folk art and ancient custom to something noble. Spontaneity became a desirable characteristic (as in the musical impromptu). Some of Schubert’s great creativity is to be found in with his Impromptus.  In contrast to the Rationalism and Classicism of the Enlightenment, Romanticism revived medievalism[7] . Elements of art and narrative perceived as authentically medieval. This was an attempt to escape population growth, early urban sprawl, and industrialism.

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A romantic painting of someone cutting loose.

We Need a Return to Romanticism

We need the return of beautiful song once more. “Composing” today is created by formula. Many songs of today use only three harmonies. The three harmonies always appear in the same order. Their melody is about as limited as their harmony to three tones.  Here is the point: When you feel constricted by difficult times, you need to “cut loose.” Singing or performing constricted music can make you feel even more hemmed-in. Our current composers need the style of the “beautiful melodic journey” of Schubert.

 

 

 

Sunken Cathedral Legend Parallels the Story of Atlantis

Sunken Cathedral Legend Parallels the Story of Atlantis Some stories and legends just refuse to go away. One is the story of the Sunken Cathedral. The other is the story of Atlantis. I find the following parallel you are about to read is quite remarkable: Fans of both the Sunken Cathedral and  Atlantis keep waiting for either or perhaps both  to rise from the depths of the Atlantic. The sunken cathedral inspired many composers and artists. Monet made the painting below of the Rouen Catherdral. It could well have inspired Claude Debussy to compose his prelude entitled  La Cathedrale engloutie.

FIRST, THE SUNKEN CATHEDRAL

 Sunken Cathedral image painted by Monet
Here is a strong parallel to the Atlantis story is the Sunken Cathedral

The cathedral of Ys rests on the mythical city-island of Ys, located by Brittany in France (also spelled Keris).  It daily rises from the ocean. Debussy’s music conveys the sounds that issue forth from the cathedral including bells chiming, priests chanting and its full-sized organ. The opening suggests church bells ringing in the distance and the clerics singing medieval chant. The middle section imitates the action of waves crashing on the cathedral. The story goes that the island was sunk by the Devil due to the rampant impiety on the island.  For this expression in music, Debussy includes a featured place for the interval of the augmented fourth. This interval was called by the church the diabolis in music (the devil in music).

Atlantis also Fell Out of Favor with the Dieties

Atlantis (Ancient GreekἈτλαντὶς νῆσος, “island of Atlas“) is a fictional island mentioned within an allegory on the hubris of nations in Plato‘s works Timaeus and Critias.  It represents the antagonist naval power that besieges “Ancient Athens”. Athens was the pseudo-historic embodiment of Plato’s ideal state (see The Republic). In the story, Athens repels the Atlantean attack unlike any other nation of the (western) known world,[1]  It gives testament to the superiority of Plato’s concept of a state.[2][3] The story concludes with Atlantis falling out of favor with the deities and submerging into the Atlantic Ocean.

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Painting of Claude Monet by Pierre Auguste Renoir, ‘Portrait of Claude Monet’, Musée d’Orsay, Paris
© RMN (Musée d’Orsay) / Jean-Gilles Berizzi
The Sunken Catherdral Archives – DSO Works  (I discuss my upcoming recording of  one hour of the music of Claude Debussyon this internal link).

Finally come to the Gasparilla Inn and I will play the Debussy Prelude for you. I play there 6 nights weekly on the isle of Boca Grande.

 

 

Trust Among Nations

Trust Among Nations as Per the Oquaga Spirit

Trust Among Nations as Per the Oquaga Spirit. As usual, defining terms comes first. What is trust?

a assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something
b one in which confidence is placed

Next, who or what is the Oquaga Spirit? She is an essence that dwells around Oquaga Lake. I believe it is an American Indian spirit. I (David) was the house piano player at Scott’s Oquaga lake House. My employment covered a span of about 25 years.  In the mornings I’d stroll and the spirit would be afloat.  “So much she needed an ear, she ignored my tranquillity.” Some years we did not go to the lake. That was primarily when our children were in school. Over the decades the spirit changed her mode of communication:

  1. In the 1980’s she preferred iambic pentameter. This was communicated in quatrains.
  2. During the 1990’s she spoke in rhyming, triple meter. She also communicated poetry in quatrains. Why quatrains? They bring about a beneficial effect. Quatrains of poetry invoke Jupiterian influences. Jupiter is the thinking-person’s planet. It is the guardian of the abstract mind. This planet rules higher learning. It bestows upon us a yen for exploring ideas. This is both intellectually and spiritually. Explanations of Jupiterian influences through a specific number square are on DSOworks.com
  3.  Below is an excerpt from a poem in iambic, written during the 1980’s.
Trust was spoken of by a spirit on this lake
View from our porch on Oquaga Lake

The spirit loved peaceful co-existence. Also, many poems were about beauty in nature. She was of the Lennie Lenape tribe. This tribe was ruled by the women. The Lenape have a matrilineal clan system and historically were matrilocal.

Jennie Bobb and her daughter, Nellie Longhat (both Delaware), Oklahoma, 1915[7]

Trust Among Nations

Mutual exchange among nations promotes peace.
When states have closed doors, mistrust develops.
People then image what horrors locked entries must hide.
Not realizing that inhabitants worldwide live similarly.

Though official doctrines of lands may differ,
Everyone eats, sleeps, drinks and works.
Nations tap their feet to the same rhythms.
They view sunrise and sunset with equal awe.

All over, people want to be liked and loved
As recorded in the songs and novels of writers.
Everywhere, people seek to understand mysteries of life.
In so doing they turn to religion or philosophy…

 

 

 

Bohemian Rhapsody, but played by me on the piano

Bohemian Rhapsody -With One Take Played on Piano

Bohemian Rhapsody – with One Take Played on Piano. “Bohemian Rhapsody” is a song by the British rock band Queen. It was written by Freddie Mercury for the band’s 1975 album A Night at the Opera. It is a six-minute suite.[1] It consists of several sections without a chorus. It has an intro, a ballad segment, an operatic passage, a hard rock part and a reflective coda.[2]

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 It topped the charts in several other markets in addition to England. They included Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and The Netherlands. It later became one of the best-selling singles of all time. It sold over 6 million copies worldwide.

How My Youtube Recording of the Bohemian Rhapsody Came About

The request for the Rhapsody came about over the summer of 2017. I was playing three days weekly at the Crab and Fin Restaurant in Sarasota, Fl.  The general manager is Chris Koehlinger. He asked me if I could play the number. That began the process. Finding the music was not easy. Most sheet music stores are out of business. Music stores are not faring much better. Luckily, my wife is fairly adept at the computer. She found a version on youtube played by Vika Yermolyeva. It is very aptly titled  www.vkgoeswild. Her arrangement was available. We downloaded it. I practiced it. Then performed it for clientele at the Crab and Fin. What a hit it was!

My job at the Crab and Fin kept me in fine form for my next job. Currently, I play 6 nights weekly at the Gasparilla Inn in Boca Grande Fl. They have a magnificent vintage,  rebuilt Steinway concert grand from 1924. My contract there is throughImage result for picture of the Gasparilla Inn on DSOworks.com

Easter, April 1 2018. I got the same results. What a hit this Rhapsody makes!

To continue the story of how the current blog came about: We were having a Sunday brunch at our Sarasota home. I brought up the subject of the Rhapsody. My daughter says: “Dad. I’ll record you for youtube playing the Rhapsody.” She said that she and her husband had to leave in 15 minutes.  I then raced to the piano.  It is on the link below. I didn’t even have time to change or put on anything dressier or do any warm ups. Regardless, hope you enjoy it. Lots of exciting events are coming up this year. These include an historical concert in Circleville Ohio. Keep checking DSOworks for listings.

How about a little Bohemian Rhapsody on your Sunday morning?

Posted by DSO Works on Sunday, January 14, 2018

Ideal Cities and town squares are part of this wonderful book.

Ideal Cities Quoting Dimensions by Author Jan Gehl

Ideal Cities as per author Jan Gehl. The recorded concept of ideal cities goes back to Plato. The “ideal” nature of such a city may encompass the moralspiritual and juridical qualities of citizenship. Ways in which these are realized can include urban structures including buildings, street layout, etc. Ground plans of ideal cities are often based on grids.

The Ideal City by Fra Carnevale, c. between 1480-1484.

An ideal city is the concept of a plan for a city that has been conceived in accordance with the dictates of some “rational” or “moral” objective.

This blog takes this concept even further. It adds the dimension of ideal measures of key city spaces. Author Jan Gehl is referenced.  I, in turn, reference the 3 x 3 number square in this quest. Key measurements are found in feet of three foot yards on this number square. The 12 inch foot is basic.  It is of extreme antiquity. The Reverend John Michell specifies examples at the British Museum. They take the form of the cubic inch of gold. It was the standard unit of weight in Egypt, Greece and Babylon. Of course, a cube has 12 edges. Thus, 12 x 1″ = 12 inches or 1 foot. My own blogs are an attempt to bring back the ancient harmonious world order of a forgotten Golden Age. First, here is the star player in this quest. Please read my blogs about this number square. They are easy and free to access.

The ancient, traditional arrangement of the 3 x 3 number square.

Universal Egyptian Remen is Found Throughout the Cosmos