Danny Barnes

Hi, I have never heard your music before, and have not heard it yet. I just read an article you wrote about tips for the performing musician. I really appreciated what you had to say and took it to heart. I am a singer/songwriter and was hoping to get your thoughts on a seeming contradiction. I am a musician who seldom listens to music! I just never have really cared for much music, and so my musical horizon is very small as far as artists go. I have spent vast amounts of time on a very select group of songwriters that I have learned much from, but any time someone wants to get into a conversation about musicians or bands, I have to explain to them up front that pretty much anyone they ask me "Have you heard of..." I have to answer "no." I am called to music like you said in your blog post, but still I prefer a good sermon or teaching or presentation to music. Is that a disadvantage? If so, how should I overcome it? Thanks for the Q&A page, even if you don't get to mine. GB!

Danny Barnes responded on 11/25/2013

well, ye shall know them by the fruits as it is said. if what you are doing is working, than that's all you need to know.
however let me give you a couple ideas to perhaps ponder.

the source of all that is, has placed music in the earth and in the air and plants and animals. music is the universal language. there are varieties of music from fair subtle vibration, to coarse. but the finest music is the music of the spheres as indicated by pythagoras.
if you haven't heard this music yet, keep looking for it. because once you find it, you won't be able to stop listening and you will be able to hear it even when you aren't listening to music in the physical realm.

music can communicate around language barriers, and can function pre-verbally. music in a certain sense, has no form. things of form proceed from that which is without form.

in short, i think you have a lot of homework to do. and i can only guess that it is a disadvantage. you overcome it by listening.

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