What is Positive Music?

     The term positive music was first coined by Don Robertson in 1967 after realizing that music has the potential to create an inherent positive or negative vibration that can resonate with a comparable emotional effect in people, plants, and animals. Positive music has a vibration, or energy field, that correlates with feelings of love (minor keys) and joy (major keys). Negative music correlates with anger, fear, and mental confusion.

     The terms positive and negative music are not meant to describe the quality of words that are used in a song, although they are important, but refers to the very essence of the music itself, be it vocal or instrumental. Positive music can be emotionally and spiritually stabilizing, uplifting, inspiring and, in many other ways, beneficial. 
     Don’s realization was further strengthened by his discovery in 1968 of a four-note chord that he considers to be the base of discordant harmony and the root of negative music. Built from the two most discordant musical intervals, he named this chord, the duochord
     Negative music first appeared in classical music during the first decade of the 20th century and in popular music in 1967. It has become accepted in both the classical- and popular-music worlds.

Read “Don Robertson’s Positive Music Timeline”

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