Tag Archive | Stephen F Kaufman

MODERN TIMES: THE SAD FORCED STATE OF BEING INTELLECTUALLY STUNTED, EMOTIONALLY WEAK, AND THE LOSING OF ONE’S SOUL

I was recently a guest speaker on a Zoom videocast, having been approached by the coordinator of the online networking group. He asked if I would speak on a number of subjects, which he and his associates were familiar with, including my manner of presentation. One associate was supposedly connected to a major studio reportedly […]

Zen and Transmission of Mind – Part II

What is Mind? Reasoning and logic are intellectual processes that require types of study to permit the student access to different forms of thinking. This has to do with words: the most mysterious form of communications known. What a word means is not usually the intent with which it is used. Very few people know […]

The Invalidation of Ancient Wisdom: Why It Must Lose Its Relevance and Functionality

All ancient wisdom as of, and in our ‘now,’ has been functional, viable, and right (largely considered common sense) in its proper moralistic existential time and place. However, as we evolve into the future ‘now,’ it is archaic, and presumptuously theoretically proven valid ‘now,’ but will fail in viability in the times to come. Such […]

Excerpt from My New Novel, Silent Moon

Have you read the first few chapters of Silent Moon yet? Here it is, and get ready for a blast!      He knew the man was dead. He felt the sword bite, though it might take a moment before it would register on him and the slain man would fall. The incessant din of mortar […]

Napoleon Means Business Book

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Cherry Blossoms for Children – Life Lessons to Grow By

The Music Lesson Mokubei, the wise man, was known to be a graceful and wonderful flute player. Sometimes he would sit outside of his hut and play his flute while looking at the moon for no other reason than the pleasure it gave him. People would come from far and near just to sit and […]

Ch’i and the Creative Power of the Universe

I came across this early this morning as I was looking for some NEW music and was pleasantly surprised to find an article I had written in September, 2012. How it came to be in the Musica de Todo el Mundo Facebook group is interesting and also shows the power of the internet. The teaching […]

Napoleon Means Business

Lessons from the Musician’s Book of Five Rings – Reaching into the Depths of Your Soul

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Lessons from The Musician’s Book of Five Rings – Improvisation

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The Musician’s Book of Five Rings Introduction – Part 3

The Musician’s Book of Five Rings Samurai Strategies for Excellence of Performance Introduction – Part 3 The Book of Water explains how all things flow with a natural rhythm in appropriate space and time. Water fills all shapes regardless of other impositions as to its functionality. All things are eventually worn away by water—all things—and […]

Quartertones for Saxophone

During my research and studies into microtonality and becoming familiar with the computer possibilities of alternate tunings for the acoustic horn, I worked on developing a quartertone platform for saxophone. This was more difficult than I had first thought, in that no mechanical device could be added to the body of the saxophone (i.e., a […]