Here is a collection of short thoughts, little realizations I have on the nature of music and how it has its effect on us. Some come from my meditation practice, some come from an analytical method I created years ago and have come to understand now as a contemplative method of analysis. Some come from a class I teach, Contemplating Music. Others are spurred by another class I teach, and incorporate contemplative practices into, Graduate Theory Review of Aural Skills. Some come from my life as a composer and teacher of composition.

One way or the other, I hope you enjoy the reflections.

John Morrison



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