natural system

This also explains why the very moment that watercourses were hydraulically[9] regulated, i.e. when the natural system of flow was ruined, the calamity concerning the transport of sediment began.[10] The riverbanks were attacked, the riverbed silted up and the water ejected itself from its dislocated course with elemental ur-force in order to regain its naturalesque form of motion, through which that something is also propagated and deployed to which [The Energy Evolution - Harnessing Free Energy from Nature, The Life-Current in Air and Water]

Of course, true Art cannot be opposed to Nature, although all the rules of the musician are not the facts of Nature. Music, pure, natural, and harmonical, in the true and evident sense of the term, is the division of any key-note, or starting-point, into its integral and ultimate parts, and the descending divisions will always answer to the ascending, having reference to a general whole. The essence and mystery in the development of harmonies consist in the fact that every key-note, or unit, is a nucleus including the past, the present, and the future, having in itself an inherent power, with a tendency to expand and contract. In the natural system, as each series rises, its contents expand and fall back to the original limit from any point ascending or descending; we cannot perceive finality in any ultimate; every tone is related to higher and lower tones, and must be a part of an organised whole. It is well known how deeply the late Sir John Herschel studied this subject; and it was his opinion that there was some principle in the science of music which had yet to be discovered.[Harmonies of Tones and Colours, The Method of Development or Creation of Harmonies2, page 16]

the artificial system must not be mixed up. The wonders of Nature's laws in the developments of harmonies, consist in the beautiful adaption of keyed and all other musical instruments to a range commensurate with human powers. The chromatic scale of twelve notes (the thirteenth being the octave) is not the scale of Nature. To construct a musical instrument upon real divisions of musical tones, each of them being in correct ratio with the others, it would be necessary to have a larger number of tones to the octave. In the development of harmonies on the natural system, we trace the perfect adaptation of means to ends, meeting the intricacies of every musical instrument, including that most perfect of all— the human voice. [Harmonies of Tones and Colours, The Method of Development or Creation of Harmonies3, page 17]

See Also

Arabian music system
artificial system
chromatic system
Chromatic System of Chords
Diatonic system
Diatonic System of Musical Vibrations
dual system
endocrine system
European systems of music
Keelys Three Systems
major system
Minor System
musical system of vibrations
myo-neuro-cerebral system
natural system
nervous system
Ramsay - Nature's Grand Fugue - The System of Musical Vibrations
Ramsay - PLATE XVI - System of the Three Primitive Chromatic Chords
Ramsay - The Chromatic a System as truly as the Diatonic
Root of the System
system of musical vibrations
system of the Secondary and Tertiary manner of resolution
tempered system
The Arabian System of Music
three chords of the musical system

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