Language-Do we use curse words to witness?
Monday, March 31, 2008
Language-Do we use curse words to witness?
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Thursday, March 27, 2008
Once two parts are put together, the result will be judged.
Every idle will - give account - Matthew 12:36.
"But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment" (Matthew 12:36).
Every deed judged - good or evil - 2 Corinthians 5:10.
"For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad" (2 Cor 5:10).
God does not judge amoral things.
Two elements: poison; Two letters: curse; Two notes: disharmony; Two numbers: wrong; Two lines: pornography
HOW IS MUSIC INTERRELATED TO THE STUDY OF OTHER DISCIPLINES?
Just as there is a balance of power in the three branches of United States government, so the laws or related disciplines provide checks and balances for music.
Notice how this interrelationship between disciplines works out in the following questions and answers:
ACOUSTICAL ANALYSIS OF TIMBRE
Why does the middle section of a Gospel song or hymn usually modulate to the dominant or relative minor key of the beginning and ending sections?
Answered by the historical development of symphonic form, classical symmetry in art and architecture, and acoustical analysis of variety in tonal levels.
ACOUSTICAL ANALYSIS OF VIBRATIONS AND TUNING
Why does the leading tone (seventh degree) of the scale demand resolution to tonic?
Answered by acoustical analysis of the number of vibrations each tone has-the leading tone is closer in pitch to the tonic than other scale tones are to each other.
BEHAVIORAL EFFECTS OF SOUND
Why do sliding and sagging pitches in a singer's performance give a sensuous impression to the hearers?
Answered by the study of science and behavior in the ability of the sound to suggest erotic movement.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE OF ATONALITY
How did atonality come to be an accepted mode of expression in twentieth century music?
Answered by a historical understanding of the trends in art forms as they reflect the thoughts and desires of the people of various time periods.
EFFECTS OF RHYTHM ON THE FUNCTION OF THE HEART
How can as imbalanced beat in music actually cause the loss of physical strength?
Answered by studying medicine and the acoustical effect of external rhythms countering heart rhythms in the body.
EXPRESSIONS OF SUBJECTIVITY IN MUSIC
Why is there an increasing focus on man's personal experience in the lyrics of twentieth century songs?
Answered by understanding the historical development of philosophy-an increasing emphasis on existentialism and humanism, motivating glorification of subjective experience as the most desired legitimate expression.
ACOUSTICAL EVALUATION OF DECIBEL LEVEL
Why is rock music consistently performed at high volume levels?
Answered by a study of acoustics and behavior-recognizing that the high volume levels are required to consume the listener totally and to block out the internal communication of personal conscience.
HUMAN PERCEPTION OF LIGHT, COLOR, AND TIMBRE
Why does the minor key tend to communicate sadness and major key sound tend to communicate joyfulness?
Answered by an understanding of light and human perception of color-dark colors and the minor mode are perceived as having a somber message; lighter, warmer colors and the major mode are perceived as a joyful spirit.
EFFECTS OF RHYTHM PATTERNS ON THE BODY
Why is triple meter used more often in songs of personal testimony than for hymns of praise to God?
Answered by an understanding of science-the effects of rhythm patterns on the body. Duple meter tends to communicate objectivity and control, especially in military sense of march or triumph. Triple meter tends to communicate a circular movement with much greater subjectivity.
MICROPHONE TECHNIQUES RELATED TO TERRITORIES
Why does a singer's breathing into a microphone communicate a sensual message?
Answered by an understanding of science the territorial domains of creatures. All animals and human beings have an innate sense of "private space" around them. Heavy breathing into a microphone creates an impression of implied intimacy because the breathing sounds as if it were right next to your ear.