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Who gets high on music?

GUEST 05 Oct 18 - 05:56 AM
Dave the Gnome 05 Oct 18 - 06:07 AM
C-flat 05 Oct 18 - 10:56 AM
wysiwyg 05 Oct 18 - 11:03 AM
GUEST,guest 06 Oct 18 - 08:01 AM
Donuel 06 Oct 18 - 02:25 PM
GUEST,Tunesmith 06 Oct 18 - 02:45 PM
Jon Freeman 06 Oct 18 - 02:58 PM
Mr Red 07 Oct 18 - 04:02 AM
Senoufou 07 Oct 18 - 10:33 AM
Senoufou 07 Oct 18 - 10:35 AM
michaelr 07 Oct 18 - 12:29 PM
Mo the caller 08 Oct 18 - 07:57 AM
GUEST,akenaton 08 Oct 18 - 11:11 AM
Tattie Bogle 08 Oct 18 - 01:39 PM
Donuel 10 Oct 18 - 12:25 PM
GUEST,Joseph Scott 10 Oct 18 - 04:14 PM
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Subject: Who gets high on music?
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Oct 18 - 05:56 AM

In the sixties we had to learn folk songs directly from one another or from records. We shared....Now you have this wonderful site to learn Personal question:wondering how strange I am:who out there actually goes into an altered state by listening or performing?


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Subject: RE: Who gets high on music?
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 05 Oct 18 - 06:07 AM

Yes, been there and done that! Quite rare with folk unless you are talking something along the lines of Steeleye's 'Tam Lin'. Not as often as when I was younger but even now if something grabs me I can be in a different place in no time. Bit of a shock when you have to come back down to earth though :-)


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Subject: RE: Who gets high on music?
From: C-flat
Date: 05 Oct 18 - 10:56 AM

I don't play nearly as much as I used to and so when I've got to get "gig ready" I need to spend some concentrated time with the guitar until it starts to "come to me".
During this intense playing period I can experience an almost trance-like state where I start to "see" (more like sense?) colours and shapes that "fit" with the music.
It happened a lot when I was young but I played all the time then and didn't think anything of it. It was only when I got older and played less that I realised that it wasn't happening all the time.
In this state I can completely lose track of time and place.
I rather enjoy it, almost meditative...

C-flat


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Subject: RE: Who gets high on music?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 05 Oct 18 - 11:03 AM

Who doesn't!

~S~


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Subject: RE: Who gets high on music?
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 06 Oct 18 - 08:01 AM

My reactions are not so colorful,but this trance or meditative state happens still;I also find it very soothing. I do not play the hours per day anymore either. I had really only been exposed to acoustic when I ended up spending each night in a club in the Village,going with a friend who played 2 sets per night. Suddenly I was in the front row a couple hours each night for Paul Butterfield blues band. OMG I went into outer space....So nice to know there are others who experience this. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Who gets high on music?
From: Donuel
Date: 06 Oct 18 - 02:25 PM

The altered state of consciousness is what getting high is. It can be achieved through music, painting, dance or what you are good at.
Time does not exist there. Internal colors or scenes will be created.
Healing may even occur.

I learned this first from the transformative power of music

for Americans Leonard Bernstein can explain the altered state that music causes.

But best of all just do it.


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Subject: RE: Who gets high on music?
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 06 Oct 18 - 02:45 PM

I've been very very moved by instrumental music but I've never broken down and cried like a of of people, responding to youtube clips, apparentl have.
Having said that,I guess certain lyrics, at certain moments in your life, could make a person very emotional.


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Subject: RE: Who gets high on music?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 06 Oct 18 - 02:58 PM

See also this very old thread I think it did attempt to get at some feelings some had.

Not happened to me in years though.


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Subject: RE: Who gets high on music?
From: Mr Red
Date: 07 Oct 18 - 04:02 AM

I was once told by woman's husband re his new instrument "he has fallen in love with the instrument". And actor Windsor Davies remarked on his favourite roll "You fall in love with the role you are currently in".

You can see it in singers who have learned a "new" song. The danger is : does the audience share the love?

But it won't stop US falling - now will it?


PS it's the oxytocin IMNSHO.


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Subject: RE: Who gets high on music?
From: Senoufou
Date: 07 Oct 18 - 10:33 AM

I am easily moved to tears by all kinds of music. Tears of elation or deep sorrow.

I well remember in the sixties sobbing into my Edinburgh University scarf while hearing for the first time 'Will Ye Go Lassie Go?' It was at the Edinburgh Folk Club, and I cried so much my scarf was soaking wet when the chap finished singing.

And I can't listen to 'Báidin Fheilimí' (Felimi's Boat) without getting tearful. It seems so sad.' to me when I was very small, and when she got to 'She died of a fever and no-one could save her...' I was bawling my little head off.

To cheer myself up I often play Fat Les's 'Vindaloo' on Youtube. Love that song and the video that goes with it.


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Subject: RE: Who gets high on music?
From: Senoufou
Date: 07 Oct 18 - 10:35 AM

Something has wiped out a bit of my post above!
It should say 'My Irish mother used to sing 'Molly Malone' to me...'

Is this site haunted???


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Subject: RE: Who gets high on music?
From: michaelr
Date: 07 Oct 18 - 12:29 PM

It's the same phenomenon athletes refer to as "being in the zone." This reportedly feels like time slows down and you cannot go wrong.

Bands like the Grateful Dead (wait, there are no bands like the Grateful Dead) purposely engaged in collective improvisation to get to a state where the individual player is subsumed in the group mind, and the collective experience is shared by the audience.

I've occasionally experienced this state while playing music with others. It really is quite a high.


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Subject: RE: Who gets high on music?
From: Mo the caller
Date: 08 Oct 18 - 07:57 AM

Some dances leave my feet dancing a fraction off the ground. Floating on the music.


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Subject: RE: Who gets high on music?
From: GUEST,akenaton
Date: 08 Oct 18 - 11:11 AM

Definitely haunted Lisa....I lose whole posts!!
The Two Witches??


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Subject: RE: Who gets high on music?
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 08 Oct 18 - 01:39 PM

Oh yes indeed (if it's classical music) or Yay! man! if it's anything else!
Happens all the time, songs, tunes, symphonies, concertos, you name it!


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Subject: RE: Who gets high on music?
From: Donuel
Date: 10 Oct 18 - 12:25 PM

A new but old song
2018


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Subject: RE: Who gets high on music?
From: GUEST,Joseph Scott
Date: 10 Oct 18 - 04:14 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6o_8xPseM9U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS5xYDnHI8A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiH9edd25Bc


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