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    What sort of music do you like?

    Namaste.

    So I'm wondering what sort of music do you listen too members of HDF?

    I'm into mainly Reggae/Ska and classic Rock such as the Beatles.

    However, I'm really getting into Jazz music and at this very moment, I'm listening to some classic Wes Montgomery.

    How about you all?

    Pranams.

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    Re: What sort of music do you like?

    Carnatic, and some Hindustani. I occasionally listen to instrumentals but mostly prefer the vocal forms. I find that these musical forms reinforce sAttvik moods and inspire devotion.
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    "Wise men speak because they have something to say. Fools speak because they have to say something." - Plato

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    Re: What sort of music do you like?

    Vannakkam: Thavil and nadeswaram, preferably live ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxSkQ...feature=fvwrel or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ok8M...eature=related The particular sound of nadeswaram, (long flute like woodwind) gets my bhakti going.

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    Re: What sort of music do you like?

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    I assume you mean music other than bhajans on which there are some great threads on this forum.

    Certainly, other forms of music bring peace to the mind and joy to the heart.

    Music should be used as a tool in cultivating virtues and awareness. This can be done powerfully in identifying the fountains of empathy where they are, across many genres.

    What gives you a valuable insight into the minds and environments of others? Who is expressing redeeming values in these environments, so rife with darkness?

    Something I've found... expansive for me is 'underground' hiphop which, with your background in reggae, you may appreciate also. There are only a handful of people in that 'scene' that talk real talk. Perhaps the most extraordinary is Saul Williams.

    All I can say is... this man lives in close association with the truth - but more than that, he reaches people at lower places and takes them higher. He uses his cultural heritage to touch people who might otherwise be listening to the sort of hiphop that scripts people for troubled lives and exposes them to the heart of poetry.

    And that to me is what makes it truly beautiful; not just that what he's saying is true and lovely, it's who he's saying it to, and how/why he's saying it. The implicit compassion and wisdom driving such an expression.

    Here's some examples:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpNndQj3v3g

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuQVNA3JstU


    Namaste

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    Re: What sort of music do you like?

    Yes, in addition to bhajans which I've been listening to almost exclusively on my iPod, I like all kinds of music. I like all kinds of ethnic and cultural music, Indian classical topping the list. I like 60s-80s pop/classic rock. That is what I play when I play guitar. I also like western classical music.
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    Namaste

    Speaking of ethnic music, am curious to know your, and anyone else's, take on this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zrJoTtcONM

    What sort of feeling does it evoke?


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    Re: What sort of music do you like?

    Everything from Ben E King to Wu-tang Clan. Basically most genres.
    However my favourite is underground and 90's hip hop, for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shuddhasattva View Post
    Namaste

    Speaking of ethnic music, am curious to know your, and anyone else's, take on this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zrJoTtcONM

    What sort of feeling does it evoke?


    Namaste
    I was ready to defend against gypsy sirens from outerspace...I can be a bit dramatic

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    I was really absorbed in religious music. My music tastes changed from violent, explicit gradually without realising. I was doing a lot of mediation and worship so I was in a completely different frame of mind. I became an empty canvas and over time found a balance; old favourites and new gems. I still love Rammstein, System of a Down, Otep and the others but I dont get the same enjoyment of of it as I used. I LOVE dance music, Bollywood, arabic especially from Lebanon and Egypt. Oldies like Lou Reed, the Velvet Underground, Echo and the Bunnymen. 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and I will unashamedly admit I loved the boy band/girl band era! Current music, I can only think of Cut Copy, Florence and the Machine, CSS and Joanna Newson.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RUnf8vKlMc - Lou Reed - Tranformer

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    Re: What sort of music do you like?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shuddhasattva View Post
    Namaste
    Speaking of ethnic music, am curious to know your, and anyone else's, take on this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zrJoTtcONM
    What sort of feeling does it evoke?
    Namaste
    Vannakkam: I got bored so couldn't listen to the whole thing. Nice elevator, dentist, or bedtime stuff, I guess, but other than relaxation, did nothing for me. Music is so personal.

    Aum Namasivaya

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