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I have this great Japanese f ute and koto CD I listen to. It’s

called Satori and I put it on every once in a while, not to
relax, but just to be reminded of what music for music’s
sake sounds like.

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T ere is no planning here. No forethought. It is pure
improvisation and frankly, there is nothing that compares
with it as far as being in the moment improvisation is con-
cerned. You can really “feel” the moment here. It’s as if time is
suspended and there is nothing but the player and the music.
T e best thing about this is that you enter the state of
mind the musician is in when he recorded the music. You
feel, through the music, the feelings and, in this case, the
peace the f ute player has in his heart as the instrument is
played. It’s really quite amazing!
Here in the West, we are used to a music that must have a
def nite beginning and end. Everything is planned out and is
designed to produce a certain emotional state. Drums, bass,
volume, and heavy production are all used to drive the point

But the mind can quickly grow tired of listening to the
drone of a digital beat and wants something closer to itself.
Something more natural and organic. I can think of no better
music to treat the mind to than Japanese f ute and koto music.


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