April 21, 2021

Music is The Word of God (Article for Christian Musicians)

Music is in everything and everything is music,

We all have a higher notion in one way or another about music, I personally don’t think that our society would survive a single month without any source of music in it. It soothes our psychology, gives us peace and adds meaning to our lives, everything we do is enhanced by music (movies, a romantic dinner, sitting around the camp fire, elevators, trips).

As archeology and science researches music and its true origin, they discover more interesting stuff about it everyday to the point where they have concluded that music preexisted mankind. Some people may laugh but let me say this. When the Bible says: John 1:1 – “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God“.

The word of God is vibrational frequencies that emit from matter and everything else that consists of the Cosmos (God’s creation), the word of God is everywhere in all forms of energy waves travelling from their sources (colours, objects, animals, people, planets, stars, etc) and coming to our senses, most of them we don’t hear, see or feel cause they are in very high or very low frequencies.

Pythagoras the greek philosopher gave major emphasis on the spiritual and healing properties of music, he was so spiritually developed that he could hear the sound of the planets of our solar system, he also created the pythagorean scale (A♭–E♭–B♭–F–C–G–D–A–E–B–F♯–C♯–G♯) based on the sound of the planets.

How is that true though when sound doesn’t travel through space?

Modern scientists use radio-telescopes to observe the planets in our solar system and other distant planets and stars, they detect the magnetic waves that are emitted by a planet and translate it into sound!

So basically every planet has its own frequency:

  • Mercury = C#
  • Venus = A
  • Earth = C#
  • Mars = D
  • Jupiter = F#
  • Saturn = D
  • Uranus = G#
  • Neptune = G#
  • Pluto = C #

Music preexisted mankind, humans felt this connection as they evolved in time and tried to imitate sounds of nature (weather, animals, plants, rocks) and started producing their own sounds and even melodies. Newly found discoveries have shown that neanderthals made musical instruments such as flutes.

Our environment affects our psychology and how we perceive life, and we express our selves through music, many types of music and instruments have been created to simulate our surrounding area.

A few examples are:

Yodelling: its vocal imitation of cowbells when the cattle runs by! Location where this genre has thrived in Texas-USA, Switzerland, Austria, Germany. All these countries have large areas where they raise cattle, and the cattle have cowbells on them.

Techno: This genre was born in Detroit, USA. Detroit is an automotive city and the car manufacturing factories have always a repetitive form of sounds and beats. So this music genre simply replicates that sound repetition.

The list goes on and on…but I personally believe that if we focus deep within us when we play music, we can replicate anything around us, not just natural sounds, but also the sun, the wind, the city, the running of a horse, the colours, the storm, and everything else that we see, hear and feel around us.

There was one time, I wrote a rock song inspired by a chicken :P. Yeah, go ahead and laugh! I am serious though! I was sitting on my balcony and at that time my mom had some chickens in the back yard. So, you know when a chicken lays an egg it starts being very vocal right? Well thats exactly what that chicken did, it laid an egg and started clucking and squawking. But this particular chicken had a beat! And I thought to myself…Man…this chicken has rhythm! So I wrote the notes and tempo on my guitar and made a rock song based on it 😛 !

So in its most profound and funniest ways music is everywhere, it is the word of God expressed in so many different forms and especially as music. All we have to do is to turn our selves within, grab our instrument and focus…!

But as a musician myself I also learned something that I really want to share this with all of you reading this article:

Music not only influences our emotions but it also reflects them, we connect with a song that we listen, its melody, its lyrics, its solo, the emotion, the composition and performance, the bias of the composer and of the performer is infused in the music they play and it comes to us and ignites our feelings, we hear the song and we think: “Man….! That song speaks to me…I had a similar experience that this song talks about”.

How the musician/composer/songwriter connects with the music based on his or her true bias, this transmits to the music recording, the live concert, the jam session, etc.

In a few simple words:

The way we feel and focus as we perform the music, that same feeling travels to the listener and makes him feel the exact same way!

So, for all musicians out there playing music….be in the moment when you play your music! Don’t start thinking about how many eggs you have in the fridge.

So again, when we play music we sing for God…music is His whether we know Him or not, but as long as we enjoy playing music, He is there watching us and listening to us with a smile!

So lets sing for Him.

 

Keeping you in prayer

John Kakalas

 

 

 

 

 

 

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