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Re: Tidying up offerings
Jun 01, 2010, 09:58
The Sea Cat wrote:
tiompan wrote:
Littlestone wrote:
Could it be 'mu' Mr g?

"Mu (Japanese/Korean), and Wu (Chinese traditional: 無, simplified: 无 pinyin: wú Jyutping: mou2), is a word which has been roughly translated as "no", "none", "null", "without", and "no meaning". While used in Japanese and Chinese mainly as a prefix to indicate the absence of something (e.g., 無線/无线 musen or wúxiàn for "wireless"), in English it is better known as a response to certain koans and other questions in Zen Buddhism, intending to indicate that the question itself was meaningless."*

* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mu_(negative)

No , it's definitely "ma" , a musical term usually related to rhythm where the importance between "events " or instrument hit is as important the "events " i.e. it's the silences that count .Possibly exemplified in western music pop music by B.B. King and "serious" by Webern ,it's what you don't play that's important .

Re: BB King, the Blues often uses deliberately syncopated gaps for emphasis, and in Jazz Miles Davis was an extraordinary example of incorporating silence into musical structure.

Syd Barrett, beloved of white male 'adolescents' eh ?

yep Miles is probably as good an example western Ma that you could get , although not the earlier bebop stuff .

I did say I'd get me coat , but I'd still stand by that demographic , although some of the adolescents have aged .
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