Saturday, January 24, 2009
Climbing the Musical Scale
A visual representation of the diatonic and chromatic scales are featured on the top left hand side of this 6 by 9 inch collage/linocut. I love hearing violin scales (especially when they are at a perfect pitch!), and when I went through a brief stint of attempting to play an instrument, I enjoyed the non-pressure of moving up a scale, faithfully following one note at a time.
Bird notes always soothe my heart. Here is a beautiful verse from a biography of the 15th century saint, Sri Caitanya: "Birds like the parrot and cuckoo all began to sing loudly on the fifth note, and the peacocks began to dance in front of the Sri Caitanya....the trees and creepers of Vṛndāvana became jubilant. Their twigs stood up, and they began to shed tears of ecstasy in the form of honey."
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