Can you stop your feet from tapping when you listen to the familiar beat of “Mr. Tambourine Man” or “Knockin on Heaven’s Door” by the great Bob Dylan? Do the memories flood your mind, bringing back the excitement of that first dance with that very special someone?
How about when you hear Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama”; do you start singing along no matter where you are? If you moved away from the South, do you yearn to return, even if only for a visit?
When you are driving in your car and Jimmy Buffett’s “Margaritaville” starts to play on your radio; can you smell the ocean waves and feel the sand under your feet?
Music, it has been around in one form or another since the beginning of time. It is man’s river of emotional memories. It can be used to creatively express a multitude of emotions from happiness, sadness, joy, sorrow, excitement, melancholy, and of course love. Even before adding lyrics to the melody we can be mesmerized by the beat, tone, and intensity of the sounds; stealing away our current thoughts, replacing them with memories long forgotten. These notes when tied to our emotions can enhance the way we remember, memorialize, teach, praise, worship, and yes…even love or hate someone or something.
Music does, has, and forever will play a very important role in the fabric of the life of mankind. So isn’t it extremely interesting that all of the songs that I mentioned above and literally tens of thousands of others, have only one thing in common; the music is all made up of only three chords.
For those of us who never studied music, it may be interesting to learn that there are seven tones that make up the tonic’s major music scale. The foundation of music is when a musician creates a score of music using a single chord taken from each the Tonic, Subdominant, and Dominant Scales. When combined and orchestrated into a song they become the Primary Triads. These chords when played produce tones that encompasses all seven tones on the Tonic’s Major Scale even though the chords themselves are made up of only three notes a piece.
If you have studied music you will be able to attest that music is very structured and can be extremely complex; by its very nature it must be rhythmic. Yet it is the Wisdom of Three that seems to once more control the truth about another important element of our lives. The very music we love finds its roots deeply embedded in the discernment of divine precepts. Only with divine intervention could a human beings have created these masterpieces of empowerment by the use of three chords, produced by three simple notes.
If this is my last post, I want all to know there was only one purpose for all that I have written; to have made a positive difference in the lives of others.
Anthony “Tony” Boquet
Author of “The Bloodline of Wisdom, The Awakening of a Modern Solutionary”