It strikes me after writing my last post that I am mirroring in my choice of music I am working on today – Maná’s song – El Chaman – that I am fascinated now not only with learning the SOUND but also the UN-SOUND that makes up music. I want to learn how to play (and read it on the music sheet) the PAUSES that make up the music by defining its beat.
This mirrors my inner growing awareness of my own need to STOP everything I have been doing in some way so that I can learn something entirely new – and if need be, change directions.
I hope to be able to move onto this – Maná’s song – Tú tienes lo que quiero –– very soon. I have the music now for all the songs listed to the right of these videos. I only listen to Spanish music. I love the beat – and I love that I hear the language as sound because I know nothing about this language. Nor do I wish to.
I realize this might seem like a strange combination of terms for a Google search, but I am recommending them: “child abuse verbal prosody language brain”
Infants and children who received VERBAL abuse – along with all kinds of other forms of maltreatment and traumas – have difficulties with this:
Affective prosody, the nonlinguistic aspect of language conveys emotions and attitudes during discourse. There is a neurological basis of affective prosodic comprehension – and it is vastly affected during early preverbal brain-body developmental stages through exposure to VERBAL ABUSE.
Check out this article online:
From: The Right Brain & the Unconscious (Plenum).
by Rhawn Joseph, Ph.D.
Over the course of our evolutionary development, prior to the acquisition of complex speaking patterns, communication was no doubt subserved via body language, gesture, facial expression, and in particular via emotional sounds and mimicry. Language has not always been temporal sequential or the dominant domain of the left half of the brain.
RIGHT HEMISPHERE MELODIC-EMOTIONAL LANGUAGE AXIS
Although left brain speech eventually becomes preeminent in the expression of verbal thoughts and ideas, the right hemisphere is dominant for melodic and emotional speech, perception, and expression . The right hemisphere remains dominant in the ability to discern and impart meaning, context, sincerity, and emotional intent to all that is communicated.
In fact, as demonstrated by Eliot Ross, Kenneth Heilman, Don Tucker, B.E. Shapiro, M. Danly and others, there is one area within the right hemisphere which mediates the ability to vocally express melody and emotion, which is located in the right frontal region; there is yet another region in the right temporal and temporal-parietal area which subserves the capacity to hear these as well as environmental sounds. (Click on article title – important!)
I better get back to my keyboard practice! I have a lot to heal!
Previous posts today:
Humans only recently in our long evolution — 140,000 years ago — experienced activation of the FOXP2 gene that allowed us to develop verbal language. Google search: “human language foxp2”