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Music and Speech

Speech

The Superiority of Music
over the Language of Today

Fundamental Research

The Organ of Speech

The Smithy of Thought

Sovereignty over Bound and Free Creativity

The Dimension of
Creative Unfoldment

Control over the World
of Thinking

Content and Form,
Meaning and Structure

The Share of the
Senses of Perception
in the Process of
Gaining Knowledge

The Language of Music

How Our Ancestors
Used Language

Conclusions from the
Ancient Records

The Legacy of
Our Ancestors

The Task Set by
Our Ancestors

 

Peter Hübner
Founder of the
Micro Music Laboratories

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  Music and Speech
         
 
The Organ of Speech


 
 
 
The or­gan of speech is our natu­ral tool for struc­tur­ing speech.
Our breath­ing or­gan is sub­stan­tially the means for the gen­era­tion of speech. The struc­tural po­ten­tial latent within our in­ner breath finds its ex­pres­sion in the form of our speech.
Only few peo­ple think about with what they ac­tu­ally speak, and even fewer are con­cerned with per­fec­tioning their ar­ticu­la­tion and the or­gans in­volved.

 
The Latent Structural Potential of Our Inner Breath
 
 
From this dull­ness springs the mass of verbal mis­un­der­stand­ings like a huge flood from a lit­tle-known source.

 
Creation of Speech
 
 
First of all, the speaker ar­ticu­lates that which he is going to speak, within him­self.
We say: “He thinks the spo­ken word as a thought,” and we refer mainly to the mean­ing of the word – as we have al­ways done – but not to the many other very lively at­trib­utes that the word, which he is think­ing, also has.

 
The Actual Potential of Speech
 
 
At this point a small ex­plana­tory ex­cur­sion into the ac­tual po­ten­tial of speech is rec­om­mended:
What char­ac­ter­izes our dream is the world of our think­ing – the po­ten­tial of our thoughts. The thought pro­duces what we dream. But how then do we dream?

 
The Dimension of the Thought Word
 
 
While dream­ing we see the ob­ject of dream, for ex­ample, a strawberry. When we smell at this strawberry in the dream we ex­peri­ence the typi­cal smell of strawberry. And if, in the dream, we bite into it, again, we taste the strawberry. And what we are hold­ing with our own hand to bite into, what we touch with our fin­gers, is again the strawberry. And the per­son who gave us the strawberry in our dream did so with a very friendly gesture.

 
The Diversity of Sensory Perception
 
 
The per­son with its friendly at­ti­tude, as well as our hand that re­ceived the strawberry in our dream, were but as­pects of the one thought of the strawberry modified in a com­plex man­ner.

 
The Mechanics of the Mind in Function
 
 
Due to the me­chan­ics of his mind man can think only one thought at a time, and so it is ob­vi­ous that this one thought of the strawberry con­tained, fully vivid and per­ceiv­able by all our senses, all the at­trib­utes of the dream we de­scribed and, more­over, it was also able to ap­peal to our feel­ing as well as to our un­der­stand­ing.

 
The Thought at the Basis of the Spoken Word
 
 
In the same man­ner, eve­ry thought un­derly­ing a spo­ken word is full of mean­ing; and as we all know from our own ex­peri­ence of dream­ing, a dream is gen­er­ally much more lively than any word we sim­ply think.
In the wak­ing state of con­scious­ness, a word ap­pears in its life­lessness on the screen of our ex­peri­ence so vaguely only be­cause we are greatly re­stricted in our in­ner world of ex­peri­ence when per­ceiv­ing out­wardly.

 
The Potential of Experience when Thinking a Word
 
 
And still we may some­times dur­ing the day ex­peri­ence the thought of a spo­ken word in the com­plete­ness and live­li­ness we just de­scribed, and we may even be able to com­mu­ni­cate this ex­peri­ence di­rectly and com­pletely through our spo­ken word.

 
The Miracle of “Revelation”
 
 
Most proba­bly, the ex­peri­ence of such a vivid trans­mis­sion of in­for­ma­tion would, at first, be re­garded as a “reve­la­tion,” since such an un­ex­pected ex­peri­ence, vivid as it is, would appear like a mira­cle to to­day’s man.

 
Localizing the Origin of Speech
 
 
Ap­proxi­mately where the lar­ynx is lo­cated, the spo­ken word also origi­nates on the level of the mind, and we per­ceive it on the screen of our mind with our sense of hear­ing, that is, we hear this spo­ken word inside. Only then do we pro­nounce it out­wardly with our tongue.
We all are fa­mil­iar with this sys­tem­atic proc­ess di­rected out­wardly from within, and we can ex­peri­ence it at any time.

 
The Silent Potential
 
 
Nev­er­the­less, fa­mil­iar as it is to us, this proc­ess con­tains a prac­ti­cal and sub­stan­tially greater po­ten­tial than is gen­er­ally as­sumed.

   
     
     
                                 
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                     
                                     
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