I haven't considered it meditation, but when I can listen well, I do free my mind from thoughts. That's when I know I have the hifi working the way it should!
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I start every day with a Bach Cantata , a praise to God .
In English this piece is (Awake, calls the voice to us )
Often played around Easter and the voice is that of God .
I can't tell you how valuable it is for me to hear this diverse response.
I'm very appreciative of the example of Bach listening. Bach always has my respect, not to mention his heart.
I'm interested in the essence of meditation, which I believe is what is: the real, with less mental comment. Thoughts endlessly create scenarios of division, discrimination, habitualizing, etc.
In early 21st century, it would be rare to find someone who knows what it means to let go of "doing," for a few seconds, a few minutes. Non-doing, for periods of time, is truly listening to the music, or being with it.
Music is magic, in my view.
Truly relaxed, effortlessly interested attention, is very close to not doing. The effortless piece is right at the hub-nub of meditation, but here I'm nailing for a precise goal. That's likely a mistake.
If, for decade after decade, a behavior can be strongly associated with "enjoyment," it has meditative quality, most certainly.
I’ve been listening to this or similar for about 20 years. Pretty well exclusively. (started moving in that direction, in my early teens)
Doing my best to stay away from anything with vocals in it. Classical, of course, is similar. No vocalizations. A key point in meditative practices.
Unless I'm testing gear for how it fits for the rest of the world. Then one has to go all over the place and use familiars with a more well known flavor. The usual suspects of recordings and artists.
You can meditate in the quite of a church , in the hustle and bustle of a
New York street , the beauty of the Adirondack mountains , lying in bed and even in in a fire-fight of battle . I have done all that . There is no limit .
What carries me is the ancient prayer of Orthodox Christianity , " Lord
Jesus , Son of God have Mercy on me , a sinner ."That's all that is needed . But it must come , not from your brain but from
your heart .And that will come if you practice it a thousand times a day or only with your dying breath .
Some sound very carefully created for meditation can help....No classical or jazz will do for meditation except to help relaxation...
Meditation begins after relaxation...I look for sound near silence....For example gong music carefully crafted for that...OM or even christian mantra....And some other different and designed pieces I need to help me if I feel distress....Then therapeutic music being a rung over classical or jazz, even if some classical has therapeutic virtue for sure, is a particular area...
I use classical and jazz for decelerating or for accelerating the thinking process when already in good mood and in control of myself...
I use some sound design music specific for meditate and controlling and nullifiying the thinking process...
And some other specifically rhythmically and melodically designed also to cure anguish, transforming any negative in positive...(With great success but only with some specific sounds).
Music is so powerful, but underestimated completely by medical establishment and educational institution, they class it a recreational activity only....( except for some very informed and experienced people in these same institution for sure)
if by meditate, you mean, relax, enjoy, kick back, listen to music, then YES!!
nothing better after a hard day in the cold, or sun, coming home, showering, cracking a Molson, and pressing play on ,my stereo, entering another world to unwind before the sandman drifts me away, of course.
I find nothing better than, relaxing on the couch, in my sweet spot of my speakers, pressing play on Dark angel, kreator, venom, napalm death, or jackson browne, sammy hagar, hirax, helstar, or whatever im in the mood that particular evening.
I drift away to the music, have a couple cold ones, immerse myself in the music, and the days troubles, anxiety float away.
so if by meditation, you mean relax, and forget the shi**y day i had, then yes, i meditate !
music is my escape from lifes unpleasantries.
Been meditatiing for the past 3 days, since I picked up my new odyssey Kismet monos.
There really is a break in, and it’s strange!
No bass, to killer bass, a sound which feels like it’s sucking you in, to a sound which extends and engulfs you.
Chunky midrange, to extended Dave mustaine guitar and Paul Gilbert, Malmsteen, wishbone ash, foghat.
past two n a half days has been pretty cool!
cant wait for another 350 hours to hear a difference.
been listening past few days.
So cool, to hear a difference day after day.
I love it. These Kismet mono amps are amazing.