New Music Style will be Romantic and Individualistic. Times are changing. Ugly and trite music is out. With the change over, new personalities are appearing. This is true artistically and politically. I begin by referring to David Dubal. His book is Reflections from the Keyboard: The World of the Concert Pianist. I found his interview with pianist/conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy quite illuminating. Dubal has given pianorecitals and master classes worldwide. He has also judged international piano competitions (to include the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition). Dubal has taught at the Juilliard School since 1983. He taught at the Manhattan School of Music from 1994 until 2015.
So why the New Music Style?
Dubal questions Ashkenazy as to why he pays so little attention to recent music. He answers with a discussion about how today’s music is coming to a dead end. The following story is related. He had appeared on the same program as a certain modern composer. I (blogger David Ohrenstein) quote Ashkenazy’s words as he talked to the composer after the concert-“Did you like the performance of your piece?” He replied, “Yes, it was very well performed, but it is such an ugly piece of music.” I said, “But you are the composer!”. “Yes, I know I’m the composer. But all I see and hear around me is ugliness, so that’s what I put down on the paper.”
Why Do We Need the New Music Style Immediately?
When times are good, we can tolerate some ugliness. Certainly, we have. During difficult times we need relief. My arch example involves Hoagy Carmichael. Click on the internal link below. It explains this statement. Mark my prediction: Romance and the Romantic style are returning. It is the wave of the future. We all need relief from ugliness. The ballroom dancing CD is a product on DSOworks.com
Mathematical Poetry of the Great Pyramid of Egypt. Words that rhyme have similar sounds with their final syllable. An example is tomato and potato. Yet these words have differences. With the Fibonacci series of numbers, each number is different. Yet, as pictured on the graph below, one square shares a section with another. Looking at the graph, 13 x 13 by itself is unique. So is 21 x 21. Yet they share a border. Rhymes share the same sound. Fibonacci numbers share the same line side on this graph. For example the larger 21 x 21 borders 13 x 13, 5 x 5 and 3 x 3. This becomes mathematical poetry with rhyme.
The series grows by successive addition:
In mathematics, the Fibonacci numbers are the numbers in the following integer sequence, called the Fibonacci sequence, and characterized by the fact that every number after the first two is the sum of the two preceding ones:}
The sunflower seed pattern used by the National Museum of Mathematics contains many spirals. If you count the spirals in a consistent manner, you will always find a Fibonacci number (0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, …).
Mathematical Poetry Found at the Great Pyramid of Egypt
A measure of one side of the square base of the Great Pyramid is 440 shorter Egyptian cubits of 1.718… feet. One “Great Cubit” = 55 of the smaller 1.718… cubits. So where are the Fibonacci numbers?
The Great Cubit itself is a Fibonacci number as 55 smaller cubits.
The 440 cubit length thus becomes 8 Great Cubits. Eight is a smaller number in the series.
The truncated height is 5 Great Cubits. It is 275 smaller cubits. Note- The 5 cubit tip is missing. Five, again, is another Fibonacci number.
Here is a most remarkable example. It found its way into the Hebrew language. 21 X 21 (one of the squares above)= 441. There was a traditional leeway of plus or minus one. With letters that also stood for numbers in antiquity, the “one” was called, “colel”. Thus, when you square the 21 Fibonacci number, it is within one cubit of the 440 smaller cubit length of a side. A Biblical adage is “God is truth”. In the Hebrew language the word for “truth” is: Strong’s Hebrew: 571. אֱמֶת (emeth) — firmness, faithfulness, truth. Look at its 3 letters from right to left: Aleph is the glyph for “1”. Mem is the glyph for “40”. “”Tav” is the glyph for 400. Thus 1 + 40 + 400 = 441.
In a hidden fashion, truth (emeth) is based on square Fibonacci number (21²). So is the 440 (+1) smaller cubit measure of the Great Pyramid. Questions that come to mind can include (1) Is this a co-incidence? (2) Was Moses a (440 + 1) link? Whatever your conclusion, keep in mind: 440 is a key hidden number on the traditional 3 x 3 number square. Finally it is time for a poetic revival. I hope my poetry book, available as a product will help. It is called, The Oquaga Spirit Speaks.
Seemingly Magical Synergetics & R. Buckminster Fuller. First, who was R. Buckminster Fuller?
Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller (/ˈfʊlər/; July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983) was an American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor. Fuller published more than 30 books, coining or popularizing terms such as “Spaceship Earth“, ephemeralization, and synergetic. He also developed numerous inventions, mainly architectural designs, and popularized the widely known geodesic dome. Carbon molecules known as fullerenes were later named by scientists for their structural and mathematical resemblance to geodesic spheres. Fuller was the second World President of Mensa from 1974 to 1983.[2
What is Fuller’s definition of synergy? Basically, you cannot predict the behavior of any system by looking at its individual parts. In Synergetics, section 109.01 Fuller states: “All alloys are synergetic.” He explains how chrome-nickel-steel has a far greater combined tensile strength than the combined muscle of all its individual metals. That is what makes the jet engine stable for high speed travel. Otherwise, the engine would melt.
The ancient Greeks and older cultures knew of the synergy of the 3 x 3 number square. This dates back to at least the Mesolithic era.∗ In a similar fashion, the 3 x 3 number square can make civilization stable today. Its synergetics, in turn, will make war obsolete. .
∗Mesolithic Period isalso called Middle Stone Age. It is between the Paleolithic Period (Old Stone Age), with its chipped stone tools, and the Neolithic Period (New Stone Age), with its polished stone tools. They kept a Golden Age afloat with its synergy. Fuller does write about this.
Actually, in the entire Universe, the 3 x 3 number square is the ultimate synergetic model: If you look at its parts, you will never know the entirety. The entirety encompasses infinity. In seemingly magical synergetics; it synergizes all. “Where is the interaction of its parts”, you are probably asking?
Just Two of the Seemingly Magical Synergetics of the 3 x 3 Number Square Given Below
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. That is the single and obvious view. Let’s continue.
Add numbers 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.Then (p-1) is 40 + (P-2) is 440 + ( P-3) 2,220 = 2700. Finally, Divide this 2700 total of p1 + p2 + p3 by/ p3(2220) or 40 + 440 + 2220/2220 = 1.2162…’ which is virtually one Egyptian remen.The remen is 1.2165 feet. Very important: A remen = 14.6 inches. (12 x 1.2165). The inch is of ancient origin. Cubic inches of gold were standard weights. Samples exist from Greece and Egypt. They are in the British Museum.
Many blogs on DSOworks.com define and reveal different aspects this most precious gem of mankind. I strongly believe Atlantis existed. They strayed from the way. Plato wrote about the subject. The seemingly magical synergetics of this number square can remake our existence harmonious with one another once more.
Unsung Romantic Music Hero is Bella Salomon. The 1st question you are probably asking is: Who was Bella Salomon? Answer: Felix Mendelssohn’s maternal grandmother. The second question is, what did she do for her grandson? In 1823 (or possibly 1824), she presented her grandson with a gift. It was to alter the course of his life. Also, it was to alter the course of musical history. The gift was a copyist’s manuscript score of J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. She recognized the Passion wasone of the most deeply spiritual works ever written. It was almost unknown during the time of Mendelssohn. She had it copied by Eduard Rietz for her grandson. Felix struggled with this special project for 4 or 5 years. Finally, his dream was realized: He rehearsed and conducted the Passion at the Singakademie on March 11, 1829.
Unsung Romantic Music Hero, Bella Saloman, to the Rescue
The romantic era revived counterpoint. One era contrasts another. Melody with accompaniment mostly characterized the rococo period and the classical eras. Mendelssohn brought counterpoint to the Romantic era. Because of him, it became a key element. But, we have cause and effect. Had Felix Mendelssohn’s maternal grandmother, the unsung romantic music hero, not given him the copy of the St. Matthew Passion, Felix could not have made it known. Later Brahms was to embraced counterpoint’s use with melody. With this in mind, my the internal link contrasts Brahms and Wagner.
In the above youtube, has me playing Mendelssohn’s Wedding March. I have been called Sarasota’s Wedding Pianist. On Dec. 20, 2017 will begin playing the piano at the Gasparilla Inn. It is pictured below: Christmas through Easter, six nights weekly. The 1924 Steinway Grand as just been refurbished.
Cycles Part Two on How They Affect People. Since at least Neolithic times, builders of civilizations sought to counter the harmful effect cycles can have as they hit their peak. Basically they used a process that I call “transfer.” They transferred the effects of cyclic activity to a distinct physical plane. Often this took the form of a circle divided into four parts. There are many examples of how the Neolithic culture applied their knowledge of cycles. In this regard they were far more advanced than we are today in the 21st century. Here are a few classifications that pertain to business in the 21st century.
The cycle is low. The spiral is unwound. Everything is relaxed.
The cycle winds up. Things begin to tighten
The cyclic peak is reached. That equates with maximum trouble and chaos.
The cycle unwinds. Things go back to being relaxed.
Cycles part two continued: Newton was quite familiar with ancient Egyptian writings. His friend, editor and publisher, Edmond Halley, who, in his 1705 Synopsis of the Astronomy of Comets, used Newton’s new laws to calculate the gravitational effects of Jupiter and Saturn on cometary orbits. This calculation enabled him to determine that the orbital elements of a second comet that had appeared in 1682. They were nearly the same as those of two comets that had appeared in 1531 (observed by Petrus Apianus) and 1607 (observed by Johannes Kepler). Halley thus concluded that all three comets were the same object returning about every 76 years. The period actually varies between 74–79 years.
Cycles are found from the vast dimensions of the Universe to the microscopic world of the atom. Of course they are also attached to the life processes on Earth. Here are some examples:
Galaxies rotate around their centers. The Milky Way takes 200 million years to complete a rotation.
The Sun rotates around its axis every 25 Earth days.
Comets have a regular elliptical orbit.
Meteor showers take place regularly on certain days of the year.
The Moon varies in an illumination cycle every 27 days.
The Moon produces high tide cycles every 12½ hours.
I will continue to blog on such topics until we can all initiate a new era of peace and plenty. I believe that is in the making. It is called: A Golden Age.
Baby Song Lyrics are Literally Everywhere. I am writing this blog to
Describe how this word is now an anachronism. It is outdated.
Show how this word has prevailed in popular culture.
Show that this catch all word should be replaced a more appropriate word.
List a number of songs that communicate the frequent use of this overworked and tired word.
Place a little humor into a blog.
First, We Turn to The Producers to Look at Baby Song Lyrics
Following the flop of theatre musical Funny Boy (based on William Shakespeare‘s Hamlet) (“Opening Night”), the show’s washed-up producer, Max Bialystock, hires the neurotic Leo Bloom as his accountant. While studying Max’s books, Leo notes that a flop is expected to lose money. The IRS won’t investigate the finances of failed productions. Leo jests by selling an excess of shares and embezzling the funds, a flop could generate up to $2 million. Max asks for Leo’s help with the scheme. Searching for the worst play written, the duo finds Springtime for Hitler, a musical written by an ex-Nazi named Franz Liebkind. Max and Leo acquire Franz’s rights to the musical, They adapt it to their own vision of the play. They do their best to make it a flop. They use the worst lyrics. The show is in bad taste. Then they hire what could be considered a joke of a singer-actor for the lead. He constantly says or sings the word, “baby”. This word is obviously not in keeping with the playwright’s intentions. Its use upsets Franz Liebkind to no end. He angrily states:
Franz Liebkind: Baby! Baby!… Why does he say this “baby”? The Führer has never said “baby”. I did not write, “baby”. What is it with this, “baby”?
A Short Sample List of Baby Song Lyrics and Titles
(You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care – Elvis Presley.
(You’re) Having My Baby – Paul Anka.
…Baby One More Time – Britney Spears.
Always Be My Baby – Mariah Carey.
American Baby – Dave Matthews Band.
Angel Baby – Rosie & the Originals.
Angie Baby – Helen Reddy.
Anybody Seen My Baby? –
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Finally, why do I think that Baby Song Lyrics are inappropriate for today? A baby is totally dependent. Babies need love, attention and oversight. We live in a day and age where both women and men want to be respected and independent. A new woman’s movement is afoot. In this context, calling anyone, man or woman baby is at best, belittling. What are your thoughts on baby song lyrics?
Ted Lewis Museum Paves the Way for Melody’s Big Return. We all need the quality of “happy”. One man has picked up the” torch of happiness.” He is charging ahead, full speed. His name is Maestro Joseph Rubin. This man is worthy of all the support we can give. Please contribute to this tax deductible event. Maestro Rubin is the curator of a new museum. Even with such a worthy cause, funds are tight. It is called the Ted Lewis Museum. It is located in Circleville, Ohio. The museum is epoch making.
The Ted Lewis Museum Marks the Official Return of Beautiful Music!
Theodore Leopold Friedman (June 6, 1890 – August 25, 1971), known as Ted Lewis, was an American entertainer, bandleader, singer, and musician. He fronted a band and touring stage show. His act presented a combination of jazz, comedy, and nostalgia. Ted was a hit with the American public before and after World War II. He was known by the moniker “Mr. Entertainment” or Ted “Is Everybody Happy?”
Now, my tie in with Ted Lewis. I worked for some 15 years with David Rubinoff and His Violin. Dave hired me as his arranger and accompanist. We worked all summer, every summer on arrangements. Here is a happy story taken from Rubinoff’s autobiography, Dance of the Russian Peasant. It was written down by his most wonderful wife, Dame Darlene Rubinoff. I quote her book below:
“Sometimes during the early thirties, I (David Rubinoff) was doing a benefit for one of the big hotels in San Francisco along with Ted Lewis and Benny Goodman. We teamed up just for fun and marched through the lobby of the hotel. Lewis was in the lead with his top hat and cane. He was singing, Me and My Shadow. The guests loved our shenanigans. We had lots of fun in those days.”
It about time we all started to have fun! This is a once in lifetime event. I (David Ohrenstein) am honored to be part of it: On June 2, I will accompany world renowned violinist, maestro Steven Greenman. Our concert will include a special arrangement I made with Rubinoff of the Fiddler on the Roof. Also on June 2, I will lecture about my association with Rubinoff and His Violin. The lecture will take place at 6:30 PM. Questions from the audience will be entertained. To hear the finest music and have a wonderful time, you don’t even have to go abroad. Also, in Florida from Christmas 2017 to Easter 2018, I will be featured on the wonderful newly rebuilt Steinway Grand at the Gasparilla Inn located on the isle of Boca Grande Fl. The engagement is for six nights weekly. It will be my 9th year. Above all, please come to Circleville where the real musical fireworks will take place.
RUBINOFF AND HIS VIOLIN
Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 7 PM
Circleville High School Auditorium
3810 Clark Drive Circleville, OH 43113 Tickets will go on Sale in March
“Rubinoff and his Violin”; a name that brings back fond memories for anyone who remembers the golden age of radio. Before Andre Rieu, violinist and conductor David Rubinoff captured the hearts of millions on the air and record crowds of 225,000 at live concerts.
Ted Lewis Museum will bring back a cornucopia of memories
Rubinoff was discovered by Victor Herbert at the Warsaw’s Royal Conservatory in 1911, who brought the prodigy to the US. In 1931 Rubinoff was signed by NBC to join Eddie Cantor on the Chase and Sanborn radio program, where his orchestra included Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller. Inspired by his friend John Philip Sousa, Rubinoff dedicated his life to promoting a love for music in young people, performing at thousands of schools including a benefit for the Circleville Lions Club in 1959. A Columbus resident for 15 years, Rubinoff was guest of honor at the Ted Lewis Museum’s opening in 1977.
Now you can experience Rubinoff’s musical memories live for the first time in 80 years, featuring violin virtuoso Steven Greenman and a 28-piece orchestra conducted by Joseph Rubin. You don’t want to miss this “Pops” concert featuring selections by Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin and more, all in Rubinoff’s original arrangements saved from destruction by “The Ambassador of the American Songbook,” Michael Feinstein.
Master Number Square Shows Similarity in Diversity. I’m sure you are asking: What is this all about? Why even bother reading this? Answer: We are about to enter into a new Golden Age. It will be marked by peace and plenty. All will live long and happy lives. The key is understanding how this number square works. – Then its hidden codes and inner workings must be activated. Basically geometry and numbers interact in a set pattern. The numbers that code the periodic chart and lines and angles on the 3 x 3 grid are the same. It works as follows:
Master Number Square of the Ancients is Pictured Below
First the featured grid must be filled with the numbers 1 to 9. Any straight row of 3 numbers must total 15. It is the traditional, ancient arrangement.
Next, examine the periodic chart. Note the numerical vertical differences of the 1st row. It sets the pattern in motion. We will subtract successive differences of the higher atomic number from the lower as follows. Li(3) – H(1) = 2. Na(11) – Li (3) = 8. K(19) – Na (11) = 8. R(37) – K(19) = 18. Cs(55) = R(37) = 55. Fr(87) – Cs(55) = 32. The vertical differences in the numbers of protons are 2, 8, 8, 18, 18, 32. Note the first three: 2 + 8 + 8 = 18. Thus,the sum of the 1st three atomic number differences duplicates the difference between the 3rd and fourth rows. Thus. 18 =18.
As I blogged about earlier, the traditional 3 x 3 number square is the stamping mill of the Universe. Various line segments duplicate the 2,8,18, and 32 numbers on the period chart. Look at the featured picture for this aspect. But let’s go one step further. The same number square structures the 5 regular polyhedrons. The 5 regular polyhedrons have a total of 3 types of regular polygons for faces:
#1, the tetrahedon has 4 triangles.
#3, the octahedron has 8 triangles.
#6, the icosahedron, has 20 triangles.
Thus, 4 + 8 + 20 = 32.
Next come the sum of the untrianglated figures.
The cube has 6 square faces.
The dodecahedron has 12 pentagonal faces.
Thus, 6 + 12 = 18.
Conclusion: The grid codes the periodic chart. It also codes the 5 regular polyhedrons. Many of the thus far 410 blogs on DSOworks.com point this out. Professionally I am a piano player and composer. Many blogs are also about music. Posts are free to read and easy to access. Also, pardon my number mistake in the featured picture. It should be 56 – 38 = 18 in the 2nd vertical row.
Bearish Lake Found in American, Indian Territory. What is this blog about. It is the 1st of a series. Basically, “A Great Miracle Happened There.” This will be explained over a number of blogs. Bearish Lake Found serves as the introduction. First, the specific tribes that this blog is about. Oquaga Lake was a part of their domain. My entire family lived for some 15 summer seasons on Oquaga Lake. I was the piano player at Scotts Oquaga Lake House. The Lenape (English: /ləˈnɑːpi/ or /ˈlɛnəpi/), also called the Lenni Lenape and the Delaware, are an indigenous people of the Northeastern Woodlands. They live in Canada and the United States. They are also called Delaware Indians. Their historical territory included present-day New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. It is set along the Delaware Riverwatershed, New York City, western Long Island, and the Lower Hudson Valley.[notes 1
Bearish Lake and Bear Legends
The following I relate from The Illustrated Signs and Symbols Sourcebook, writtenby Adele Nozedar. In Celtic culture, “bear” and “warrior” were interchangeable. Men and women were included with the “bear” name. This title was applied to Artio. She was the ferocious warrior queen of the Gauls. The root for the name bear among the Celts was “artos”. Some claim the name applies to King Arthur. Others try to refute the “King Arthur” connection. Regardless, the Greek Goddess of the hunt was Diana/Artemis. She shares the bear title.
The bear has a strong connection to the Moon.
The Moon disappears for a period of time. This is during New Moon. By parallel, the bear hibernates during the winter months. For this reason, ancients connected the two. In northern European pre-Christian culture, the bear was the equivalent of the lion. Both represented power and authority. In the northern sky Ursa Major and Ursa Minor are the Great Bear and the Little Bear. They are the stellar incarnations of the Goddess.
As my 1st subject on the bear, I hoped to create a background. It was on bear-shaped Oquaga Lake that I received understanding. The insight was about of number squares. It was given by the Oquaga Spirit. With blog No 1, I hoped to tie together, the Lake, the Moon and the Bear. Keep watching for part two on DSOworks.com. It will be called Bearish Lake II. By the way, off-season I offer piano lessons in Sarasota.
The letter “hei” is also the symbol for #5. The letter is also the symbol for #6. In the tetragrammaton, the two glyphs also represent 5 and 6 respectively. They are encased by the 1st letter and 4th letter of the Tetragrammaton. The encasing letters are called- yud and hei. Hebrew is read from right to left.
Godly Aspect Decoded in the Tetragrammaton by Reading Numbers
In his City of Revelation, the Reverend John Michell discusses numbers 5 and 6. He discusses how Mayananda described these polar opposites. Five was associated with animate humanity. Six- with the snowflake and inanimate. His comparison by geometry brings in the rose and lily as 5 and 6 representatives. Five becomes yin. Six becomes yang.
Israel and God partake of the 5 and 6. This is by the geometry of the hexagon and pentagon. They symbol of Israel is the 6-pointed star. It is referred to as the Star of David. As Hebrew letters also represent numbers, Israel (יִשְׂרָאֵל ) totals 541. By rules relating to numbers (gematria), one can be added to a word. Most likely, this represents the One God. A pentagon has 540º. For a regular pentagon this is at 108°/angle x 5 =540°. Israel equates with the pentagon. Thus, in geometrical terms: (1) The symbol of Israel is the hexagon. (2) Israel is the pentagon. We have a congruence: Again 5 and 6 come together as they do in the middle of the other two letters of yud and hei in the Tetragrammaton.