Tag: music

  • Native American Music: Reaching The Spiritual Plane

    Native American Music: Reaching The Spiritual Plane

    Introduction: Exploring the Significance of Music in Native American Cultures I’d like to start with a quote that sets the scene stage for how some Native American’s viewed music: The Maidu Native Americans of Northern California believed that the world was created when the Earthmaker sang over a lump of clay. The Keres of Laguna…

  • A Survey of Music and Chants in Buddhist Sects

    A Survey of Music and Chants in Buddhist Sects

    Introduction Buddhism, known for its remarkable diversity with various sects, each possessing its own unique musical and chant traditions, presents a fascinating interplay of music and spirituality. Against the backdrop of the Buddha’s critical stance towards music, this article explores how music and chants hold significance within the practice of Buddhism. As we traverse the…

  • What Did Buddha Say About Music? A Look at Early Buddhist Music

    What Did Buddha Say About Music? A Look at Early Buddhist Music

    This article will provide a brief historical perspective on the role of music during Siddhartha Gautama’s lifetime and its influence on the early Buddhist community, offering insights into the roots of musical practices within Buddhism. I. Introduction During the lifetime of Siddhartha Gautama, whom we now know as the Buddha, the world was a very…