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 classes I teach at the Longy School of Music. And more recent entries come as I develop a workshop, Just Listening, to carry the joy of engagement with music that is so immediately available when we allow ourselves not to know everything, or to allow not knowing anything much to be a blessing rather than a limitation.

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

John Morrison



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