Am I just an old geezer out of touch, or have I pegged it about right? And don't get me started on "rap." That's not music.
Has anyone seen the lectures by Frank Garlock that have been presented on Amazing Discoveries? Garlock is a musician and has directed church Choirs and taught music for many years. I believe he said he was at one time a student of Robert Shaw. (Of the famous Robert Shaw Chorale). Garlock says what is wrong with using worldly music in church and explains in depth the nature of music, its effect on our brains and our spirituality. They have been repeating the lectures. They are well worth watching. If our church leaders had this information a few decades ago they might have been able to give an educated answer to at least impede the baby boomers and the leaders who brought in worldly music back in the 60s and 70s. It saddens me that there are no Adventists who are doing what Garlock is doing. Actually, I'm not sure, but I think these lectures were recorded possibly at least a few years ago. He is pretty old. He published a very good book on the subject in 1992 titled Music in the Balance.
Christian Berdahl has recently completed a series on music. Like Neumann, he use to be in the worldly music, performing arts business but he turned . . . see a preview here and the availability of his 5 set DVD at his wesite by his ministry's name shepherdscall . . .
Good to see you, Lotrob! Thanks for the info.