A: First should we define music so that all are referring to the same thing. For to us is it the rhythmic blending of vibrations in a structured, yet random, cadence following a numerical pattern which affects first the emotional centers and then the full etheric body.
Music is pandimensional and multi-universal; however, it is not expressed or experienced the same by all sentient beings.
For while you express music through sound waves, using all manner of instruments for creating these sounds and physical sensory vibrations, do others within the physical plane experience and express music through motion and others through intercourse (of all types).
Music is the emotional centering equivalent of mathematics, which is music at an intellectual centering level.
You experience music through sound using your ears to take it in, while also experiencing the feel of it through the physical senses of touch. Both connect with the emotional center first. Some (people) will then filter the music through the other centers or just one of two of the other centers.
We do not “hear” in your terms, however we do experience music as defined by us. Through the use of colors and vibrations we also experience a type of music. Those on the astral experience your music as well as ours for they are transitional—moving from one level (the physical) to the next (the causal).
Music is another way in which your world could communicate with others within the physical plane, but first would they need to consider what they would “say”. For it is a purely emotional communication, speaking not in words but in the basic emotion of the composer and performer. For if they both feel fear—one when initially creating the piece, and the other while performing it—then will the recipient experience the fear. If they both feel joy, then that is what is experienced by all who hear it. If the composer felt great sadness, but the performer does not, then will the recipients receive a mixed message, a confusing message. So, each (composer and performer) brings their own emotional truth to the composition. This does not make it any less valid. In fact, it makes the composition that much more malleable and flexible.
Mathematics is considered a better way to communicate with those not of your own planet because it lacks the emotional nuance of music. However, those emotionally centered beings—and there are many of them within your planet—will not understand you or not understand you fully. For without the emotionalism are they left somewhat confused as to your meaning. Also will you find that subtle changes to any given formulae in mathematics is to the intellectually centered the same as those nuances and variations found in the musical compositions. So, neither medium is “perfect” as both can be adjusted by the creator and the presenter/performer to fit the audience.
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Rhythmic cadence and vibration coupled with motion and light. That is how we “see” music. For the “sound” of it does not translate the same way to us as it does to you. Therefore, do we experience more than just the auditory and vibratory sensations.
The waves you experience are felt or experienced through the physical and etheric bodies. Having no physical form, do we experience music more cerebrally. As thoughts, expressed emotionally through light and color. That is probably the closest we can explain it. For although we do experience a type of music, it would not be understood by you, for it would not resemble what you are used to thinking of as music.
Just as language and the way in which we communicate changes from plane to plane, so does the way in which we express ourselves creatively. Therefore, although we can, to some degree, appreciate and experience your music, it is not the same way in which you experience it.