Sound Energy Music Association
Chairman of the Board
Chinese Medical Theory -
Five Notes and Five Vital Organs.
is said that the people in ancient China created the five notes
in the Chinese music, i.e. Kong (Do), Shang (Re), Chueh (Mi), Chi
(Sol) and Yu (La), also five types of musical scales, by imitating
the natural sound. The features of these musical scales are compatible
with those of five natural elements. For instance, the Kong note
sounds peaceful, sublime, dignified and magnificent, representing
earth in five natural elements and influencing the spleen
in five vital organs.
Shang note sounds tranquil and elegant, standing for metal and influence the lung. The Chueh note sounds energetic and progressive,
symbolizing wood and influencing the liver.
Chi note sounds enthusiastic and cheerful, standing for earth and having an impact on the heart. Lastly, the Yu note sounds extensive,
clear, gentle and transparent, representing water and
influencing the kidneys.
five notes and five vital organs seem to be totally different yet
the common feature of five natural elements shared by
the two systems fosters an interesting interaction between them.