Originally posted by NarcolepticBuddha
Originally posted by ZeroSumWinner
There are times when I'll be near the edge of sleep and all the sudden a classical piece will start playing. Not out loud through the speakers in my
house, but in my head. Full formed symphonies beyond beauty that are so gripping I begin to cry. Then as I wake myself up I try to jot down the notes,
but while the lingering memory holds ... my ability to copy it fails. And all that remains is a distant humming of the melody.
edit on 8-7-2013
by ZeroSumWinner because: (no reason given)
Exactly the same with me. Now you know why I'm the sleepy buddha Some of the greatest music, art, and beauty I've ever been exposed to has
happened in various stages of my sleep.
Now you know why I believe that some of these savant traits could be latent in all of us. I think it's extremely important to learn more about it
because it may teach us something about the entire human species.
I think it's worth investigating how we can spontaneously create music or exhibit other spontaneous abilities, and where these abilities come from.
Frankly, I just can't wrap my head around someone who has never even sat down at a piano before playing Tchaikovsky note-for-note flawlessly on a
first attempt. This is boggling to me beyond "rational" explanation
edit on 8-7-2013 by NarcolepticBuddha because: (no reason given)
This has happened to me all my life during sleep too.
I get all kinds of different melodies flowing through my head. Anything from classical piano, rock 'n roll, country, to rip-roaring heavy metal.
I even hear the words to the songs!
I wake up thinking, 'Wow! I have a hit here!'
Then it fades away as I wake up to get paper and pen.
I really need to leave a voice recorder beside my bed for when this happens.
I have played the piano and guitar by ear ever since I was real young. I took piano lessons, but never could get the hang of reading music. I just let
it flow as I hear it being played on the radio.
Would this have anything to do with being Savant?
I also read that "the musically inclined on the other side" will send songs out to us, and also, great new ideas for products people come up with
out of nowhere. The first one to put the idea into motion, making it a reality on Earth, is the winner, so to speak.
Have you ever had an idea for a new product, only to see it "just released" for sale a few weeks later, and thought, 'that was my idea...they stole
That's what I'm talking about.
So, I guess my question is, are these thoughts coming from "the other side", or is it explained because of us having Savant Syndrome? (Maybe I'll
find the answer as I finish reading the thread? )
I hope you can make sense out of my post. I've been up all night, and my brain is tired... it's difficult to think of how to word things when I'm
sleepy, to get my point across.
Having said that, I'll leave it at this until I get some sleep.
I look forward to reading more here on this topic.