A SUMMARY OF TONAL SYMBOLS IN INTUITIVE MUSIC 

Copyright in 1986 by Herb Ernst / All Rights Reserved

 

 

SOUND

 

 

ARCHETYPAL SYMBOL

 

Harp (and/or Guitar)

Simplicity; Purity; “Return to the Source;” Eternal, Original Vibrations or Original Power Sound (i.e., “The Word”)

 

Soaring/Shimmering Strings

Radiating Vital Life Force; the Aura; Streaming Thought Energy; Flowing Emotions Such as Love

 

Chimes and Bells

Focused/Directed Thought Energy; Manifestation; Clarity; Concentrated Vital Life Force; Affirmations, Goals; Achievements

 

Brass Horns

Spiritual Awakening; Masculine Power

 

Reed Instruments

Vulnerability; Quiet Inner Strength

 

Flutes

Nurturing; Gentleness; Openness; Healing; Feminine Energy

 

Drums

Power; Strength; Heartbeat; Life

 

Choir

Angelic Presences and Forces; The Higher Self; Heaven

 

Cathedral Organ

“The Voice of God”

 

Piano

The Gamut of Human Experience, from Lowest to Highest; “Everyman”

 

Sitar

The Mystery and Power of Consciousness

 

Ascending Scales and Arpeggios

Uplifting of Consciousness; Cosmic Attunement; Energy Transfers from Physical World to Spiritual World

 

Descending Scales and Arpeggios

Influx of Divine Power into Matter and/or into Humanity

 

Minor Scales and Chords

Introspection; “Centering;” “Processing;” “Going Within;” Feminine Receptivity; Dissolution; “Negative” Polarity of the Universe

 

Major Scales and Chords

Expansion of Consciousness; Spiritual Empowerment; Feminine and Masculine Creation; “Positive” Polarity of the Universe

 

Trills

Cosmic Vibrations; Universal Energy

 

Water Sounds

Stream of Consciousness

 

Wind Sounds

Astral Flight; Freedom of the Soul and/or Spirit

 

Reverberation and Echo Effects

Limitlessness of Space, Time and Consciousness

 

Tempo Acceleration

Quickening of Awareness; Making Physical, Mental, Emotional, Psychic or Spiritual “Connections;”  Manipulation of Time Waves (e.g., Going so Fast that Everything Seems to Stop)

 

Tempo Deceleration

Merging with Universal Consciousness; Manipulation of Time Waves (e.g., Going so Slow that Everything Seems to Stop)

 

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