Re: Subject: Re: [Harp-L] Jerry Portnoy and Lee Sankey

On Oct 27, 2011, at 4:51 PM, Garry wrote:

> On 10/25/2011 04:45 PM, EGS1217@xxxxxxx wrote:
>> Totally agree, John. Music is a complete auditory experience
> this whole thread seems to be based on a misunderstanding.
> sankey's thesis is not that music is visual, vs. auditory.  he says,
> rather, that the essence of what we do musically is based on a
> mental model that we build up.  this is hardly controversial, since
> pretty much everything our mind does is based on elaborate
> mental models constructed and navigated by our thought
> processes.  he says in his white paper that such models may
> be visual, or spatial, or something else entirely.  the visual model
> he shows is a representation of one such model from his own
> head.  i see no conflict between what he is talking about and
> what portnoy talks about.  they seem orthoganal.

Yeah, and that's what Tin Lizzie was saying. 
> i'm looking forward to his book.  if nothing else, it should be
> quite interesting to get the perspectives of many different
> musicians on how they think about music.
> -- 
> We make a living from what we get,
> but we make a life from what we give.
> - Kathy Moser

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