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Entries from June 30th, 2009

My Thoughts on Michael Jackson

June 30th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Announcements

Tweet It seems that lots of people want to know what I think and thought about Michael Jackson. I step into the fray with not a little trepidation. Needless to say, Michael Jackson was long after my “day.” However, the first record album that my oldest daughter ever asked for was “Thriller” and she later […]

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Music, the Brain, and School Performance

June 28th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Music and the Brain

Tweet Music, the Brain, and Academic Performance June 21, 2009Music affects many areas of brain function by Marjorie H. Weil Recently the Albion School District announced that, beginning this fall, all fifth- through 12th-graders would be required to take band or choir. Why? Because statistics show that students who do so perform better academically, have […]

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Does music make a difference with Caesarean birth?

June 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Music with Pregnancy and Childbirth

Tweet Music during caesarean section  In this Cochrane review, the authors attempt to gain insight into the effects of music on mothers and infants during cesarean section. First, the details. 1 study involving 76 women (64 women evaluated) who planned to have their babies delivered by caesarean section was identified. The study was of poor […]

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Can surgery have humorous aspects?

June 25th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Music and Surgery

Tweet A little humor regarding effects of surgery! This blog is a serious blog. My intent is to impart as much scientifically grounded information to you as possible regarding the use of music with surgery and other medical situations. But every now and then something really funny comes along: Hope you’re staying cool and comfortable […]

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Are you a fan of Wanda Landowska?

June 22nd, 2009 · 2 Comments · Wanda Landowska and Harpsichord

Tweet Are you a fan of the harpsichord? If you are then you probably have heard of Wanda Landowska, famous Polish harpsichordist who almost single-handedly revived the harpsichord after it had fallen into oblivion after the piano was invented in 1710. I’ve been a fan of the harpsichord since I first heard one back in […]

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In case of illness, turn to Bach

June 20th, 2009 · No Comments · Classical Music, Genres of healing music, Music and Emotion, Music and the Mind-Body

Tweet Does Bach’s Music have a Regenerative Effect? There is an interesting article by Avis O. Gachet, “A Walk with the Master” (Charlotte Observer, August 8, 2007), which carries the subtitle “In times of trouble, teens turn to music. Let’s hope it’s Bach.” Gachet, a personal friend from far back in Hickory, relates how the […]

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Do you know about “Musicians on Call”?

June 19th, 2009 · No Comments · Music Healing

Tweet Musicians on CallMusicians On Call: “Help us raise $10,000 dollars in 10 weeks”Posted by Music Ninja in Uncategorized on 06 18th, 2009 | no responses Musicians On Call, a nonprofit organization formed in 1999, brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. Musicians On Call uses music to promote […]

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Medical Problems of a famous harpsichordist

June 17th, 2009 · No Comments · Wanda Landowska and Harpsichord

Tweet Today at the Library of Congress I spent quite a bit of time reading the teenage diaries of Wanda Landowska.  Around age 15, she developed a serious ganglion in her right wrist and had to have years of treatments for it, including a couple of surgeries.  She was devastated by this and was worried […]

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