High Resonance Music

This is a list of what I call High Resonance Music.

Basically, the higher the level of resonance, the greater the inspiration feeling.

You can select from my list below, or go to my YouTube playlist at https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLu2RGEsk3XTYjvMxIbFpoKh_02eWsxgCZ&si=zFPw5Gs4h0lQbp-E

My explanation for these selections is in the bottom section.


Yo-Yo Ma: Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rx_IibJH4rA&t=25s 

O Fortuna: an orchestral-choral composition – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r6CVUQRaRI&list=PLu2RGEsk3XTbpZ1Z3DMv5Sf4UW9f8VNx6&index=3

Dire Straits: “Telegraph Road” – https://youtu.be/JzsmeO7FZcs?si=OcNfYb7-A37IMaXH 

Hania Rani: “Hawaii Oslo”  – 1st 6 minutes – https://youtu.be/kFRdoYfZYUY?si=v9crvKmZMHMwdm9z 

”Concierto de Aranjuez” – Joaquín Rodrigo – https://youtu.be/Idsb6gk6j_U?si=VALYgB2oz_ODGv0g

Miles Davis: “Concierto De Aranjuez” – https://youtu.be/KBFQaBFnRUQ?si=Rv7zg34GN4t2rMU2

Karl Jenkins:  “Adiemus”    https://youtu.be/Vrhgk8Fa_QE?si=W-NtEh_xQqU7f7Cy (The words are a made-up language.)

“Baba Yetu” (The Lord’s Prayer in Swahili) – Civilization IV Theme – Peter Hollens & Malukah:  https://youtu.be/17svtURunUk?si=eeCSaWbfNRIGyJow

Dolly Parton: “I Will Always Love You” –  https://youtu.be/jr8tffNHJno?si=jQv_781sWaSGJ6cs

Whitney Houston: “I Will Always Love You” – https://youtu.be/3JWTaaS7LdU?si=VzZKRVDHCqq9Mdpf

Les McCann: “Compared To What”  https://youtu.be/kCDMQqDUtv4?si=Ryf2UIRk79KN49q4

“Ajai Alai” | Mantra – https://youtu.be/ps43KwRm6pQ?si=VyTKyy9SFGiPlsRi

Jason Mraz:  “I Won’t Give Up” –  https://youtu.be/O1-4u9W-bns?si=DU19wB3P7pYEVGGl

Gregorian Chants – https://youtu.be/7EG2oiF2tow?si=a_2FHJboMZ_pCc49

Pentatonix: “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen – https://youtu.be/LRP8d7hhpoQ?si=IE_DmVNIGm7T9aPs

Alicia Keys: “If I Ain’t Got You” – https://youtu.be/Ju8Hr50Ckwk?si=zzX05Bl5d6_k2AkV

Johnny Cash: “Hurt” – https://youtu.be/8AHCfZTRGiI?si=3P4oUIcHqfgLJZWr

The Power Of One – Hans Zimmer: “The Rainmaker” – https://youtu.be/dR5ox7PLBzM?si=epHXSbpo0tusE4mj

Gladiator – Hans Zimmer: “Now We Are Free” – https://youtu.be/-yOZEiHLuVU?si=Jh5ir0aIBiD5W-ei

John Coltrane: “Kulu Se Mama” (until 18:33) – https://youtu.be/fHCZ7Se8IJw?si=agQNVfclg1armxpW

Sergei Rachmaninoff plays his Piano “Concerto No. 2” – https://youtu.be/x8l37utZxMQ?si=tP13Cj_qEyi5XJ9E

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Explanation and Background

When we listen to music, our Energy Centers resonate, and “High Resonance music” means that more of our Energy Centers are resonating than when we listen to lower-resonance music.

In my conceptual framework that I call the Energy Paradigm, there are ten Energy Centers along the midline of our energy field/body. The lowest-resonance Resonance Center (“first-level resonance”) is located in the area of the pelvic floor — here referencing physical anatomy to give a sense of the location of a non-physical energetic structure “within” us. The highest-resonance Resonance Center (“tenth-level resonance”) is about an arm’s length above the top of our physical head but still within our energy field.

As we go up from the pelvic-floor Energy Center (“first level”) to the Energy Center above the top of our head (“tenth level”), the resonance level goes from “lower” to “higher” resonance.

For anyone who is curious, here are the concepts I associate with the lowest to the highest resonance Energy Centers.

1.   Embodiment
2.   Intensify
3.   Intention
4.   Oneness
5.   Radiance
6.   Perception
7.   Transmission
8.   Transformation
9.   Understanding
10. Creativity

Note: My “Energy Center” concept includes a functioning network of what people call the primary chakras and parts of the kundalini system as well as parts of other energetic structures within our energy field.

All the music selections referenced in this particular music list vibrate at the resonance levels of the first-through-ninth or all ten of the Resonance Centers. In contrast, much of the popular music vibrates up to the levels of the second, third, or fourth Resonance Centers (though those pieces can be wonderful music also — wanna dance?).

My list does not come from a systematic, comprehensive music search, but from my memories of some of my favorite music pieces over the years.

I do not know what makes some music vibrate us at higher resonance levels, but two of the main factors seem to be the chord changes and the rhythmic patterns. Moreover, the actual composition seems to be the basic contributor to the level of resonance rather than the specific artist’s interpretation. For example, I list both Miles Davis’ jazz interpretation and a classical guitar performance of “Concierto de Aranjuez.” Even with such interpretation and style variance, my reading of that composition is a level ten “high resonance”.

There is a lot more great music that resonates us only up to the first eighth Resonance Center levels. I did not include those.

Basically, the idea with this list is that the higher resonance music might bring us more inspiration. Try some of these and see how you feel.

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