Week 2: Music Hall

“Music Hall”

MotW - Week #2: Music Hall

For this mandala, I actually created the mandala painting first and then drew out its design.

Mandala of the Week - Week #2 Music Hall Color
Music Hall – Color Pencils

The Music Hall Mandala came about from a doodle meditation session. When I first looked down at the paper, I saw the center piece in my mind’s eye and just started drawing what I saw. Then the rest just evolved on its own…with each line drawn seeming to inspire the next line.

I painted the original 6″ diameter mandala using color pencils.

The Message

Music Hall looks like an old-fashioned jukebox or the grand stage of Radio City Music Hall New York City. This mandala celebrates the joy of music. Whether we listen to it, sing to it, dance to it, play to it, work to it, hum to it…

Music has charms to sooth a savage Breast

Regardless of cultures, music helps us to transcend the mundane. While lyrics to a song may be beautiful, when they are sung to a melody, it raises the vibration to even greater heights.

When we say the letter “o” it’s short and sweet. When we sign the letter “o” and hold it, especially in our lower register, our sternum vibrates and the sensation becomes quite soothing. In some eastern cultures, people meditate by chanting the word “om” in long, exhaled notes.

We use music to relax, to energize, to feel good, to release tension/anxiety/stress, to express our feelings. We’ve been entertained by music for millennia. It makes us feel good and when experienced with many other people, it becomes a grand, unifying experience. What do we do after we hear a great piece of music? We stand up and cheer.

Since movies first began, music was a major factor in telling a story. Pay attention to the music in the background the next time you watch a movie.

Music has the ability to transport us back in time. When we hear a song from our youth, we  immediately remember what we were doing when we used to listen to that song.

Even if our ears lack the ability to “hear” music, music can be felt. The sound of music creates a vibration. That vibration resonates with every cell in our bodies as well as everything around us. Hans Jenny wrote an interesting article entitled “The Structure and Dynamics of Waves and Vibrations.” What’s even more interesting are the “mandalas” that are created when sound vibrates granules of sand on plates.

“Music Hall” encourages us to bring into our experience music that raises our vibration and makes us feel good whether we listen to it, play it on an instrument or sing it. As we raise our vibration, that vibrational energy radiates outward raising the vibration of those around us.

The lyrics to The Carpenter’s song “Sing” say it best:

Sing.
Sing a song.
Sing out loud, sing out strong.
Sing of good things, not bad.
Sing of happy, not sad.
Sing.
Sing a song.
Make it simple to last your whole life long.
Don´t worry that it´s not good enough for anyone else to hear.
Just sing.
Sing a song.
La La La La La La
La La La La La La
La La La La La La
Sing. Sing a song.
Let the world.
Sing out loud.
Sing of love there, could be.
Sing for you and for me.
Sing a song.
Make it simple to last your whole life long.
Don´t worry that it´s not good enough for anyone else to hear.
Just sing, sing a song.

Songwriter(s):Joseph G. Raposo, Francis Healy
Copyright:Jonico Music Inc., Sm Publishing Uk Limited

Lyrics from eLyrics.net

Music-Related Links:

Sing Your Song!

Namaste

FYI…

joyfully, Maureen
The Mandala Lady

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