Música: um guia prático para o iniciante -- Unidade 1

Unidade 1 -- Notação Musical Básica


The man that hath no music in himself,
Nor is moved with concord of sweet sounds,
Is fit for treasons, strategems, and spoils;
The motions of his spirit are dull as night,
And his affections dark as Erebus:
Let no such man be trusted.

Our tradition teaches us that sound is God--Nada Brahma. That is, musical sound and the musical experience are steps to the realization of the self. We view music as a kind of spiritual discipline that raises one's inner being to divine peacefulness and bliss. . . . The highest aim of our music is to reveal the essence of the universe it reflects, and the ragas are among the means by which this essence can be apprehended. Thus, through music, one can reach God.
Ravi Shankar

Music heard so deeply
That it is not heard at all, but you are the music
While the music lasts
T. S. Eliot

How sour sweet music is, when time is broke and no proportion kept!

Mathematics is the music of the mind; music is the mathematics of the soul.