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ETHNIC MUSIC

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
         
 
Content and Form, Meaning and Structure


 
 
 
Eve­ry word has two as­pects: an in­ner and an outer one, a sub­stan­tial and a formal one – namely, con­tent and form, sub­stance and outer ap­pear­ance.

 
Two Aspects to a Word
 
 
The con­tent of a word con­cerns its un­derly­ing mean­ing, and we try to cap­ture this sense in the mean­ing of the word.
The end­less dis­cus­sions with words about words in­di­cate that the di­rect mean­ing of words is hid­den from most of the peo­ple.

 
The Content of the Word
 
 
At the ori­gin of a word – where the thought is ar­ticu­lated by our in­ner or­gan of speech on the level of our mind – con­tent and form are still uni­fied; and in this form of in­te­grated ex­is­tence they are ruled, and held to­gether in unity, solely by the co­or­di­na­tion fac­ulty of our in­tel­lect.

 
Unity of Content and Form
 
 
Molding the men­tal struc­ture of the word, the thought, is pre­domi­nantly done by the un­der­stand­ing fac­ulty of our in­tel­lect, that as­pect of our in­tel­lect which ac­ti­vates di­ver­sity.

 
Unity and Diversity of the Word
 
 
The con­tent, that is the un­derly­ing mean­ing of the word, is its in­ner­most knowl­edge in its “onefold,” sim­ple, straight­for­ward and un­equivo­cal na­ture.

 
Concentrating Truth in the Thought Structure
 
 
Through the feel­ing fac­ulty of our in­tel­lect this “truth” is con­cen­trated and in­ter­woven with the ma­te­rial of our mind into a unity.

   
 
Our self-aware­ness gov­erns the con­tent and the form of the thought by means of its three great arms – the co­ordi­nat­ing fac­ulty of our in­tel­lect, the feel­ing fac­ulty of our in­tel­lect, and the un­der­stand­ing fac­ulty of our in­tel­lect; and there­fore it is our self-aware­ness which struc­tures the en­tire thought – from the level of our feel­ing and from the level of our un­der­stand­ing.

 
The Three Great Ruling Arms of the Musical Creator
 
 
By means of the co­or­di­na­tion fac­ulty of our in­tel­lect, our self-aware­ness can un­der­stand that form and mean­ing of the thought are but two as­pects of the same entity – a two­fold ex­pres­sion of the one truth.

 
Twofold Expression of the One Truth
 
 
The mean­ing of a word is the truth con­tained in the word in all its sim­plic­ity. This truth can be per­ceived most un­equivo­cally by the feel­ing.

 
Grasping the Structure of the Word
 
 
The struc­ture of a word embod­ies the many facets of the truth de­scribed, and shows the re­la­tion of the one truth, pre­domi­nantly ex­pres­sed by the word, to in­nu­mer­able other truths.

   
 
In the uni­ver­sal­ity of the mani­fold ex­pres­sion of a word the re­fined un­der­stand­ing rec­og­nizes the incor­po­ra­tion of the other truths.

 
The Range of the Understanding
 
     
     
                                 
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                     
                                     
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