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Entries from September 29th, 2009

A live video of music during surgery!

September 29th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Music and Eye Surgery, Music and Surgery

Tweet This music was planned and played by my friend and mentor, Dr. Arthur Harvey. Since this was created, Dr. Harvey has moved from Honolulu to the Sarasota area. I will be in Sarasota from Oct. 22-26 and available to consult with folks about music during surgery. Let me know if you live in the […]

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Wanda Landowksa 50th Anniversary

September 25th, 2009 · No Comments · Wanda Landowska and Harpsichord

Tweet Celebrating the career of Wanda Landowska This year is the 50th anniversary of the death of Wanda Landowska, the famous Polish harpsichordist. Wanda eloped to Paris in 1899 with Henri Lew, a polish enthnologist whom she had met in Berlin where she was in college, studying piano and composition.Because of a severe ganglion in […]

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Understanding the Brain and the Music Cortex

September 22nd, 2009 · No Comments · Brain and Music Cortex, Music and the Brain

Tweet The brain is still the most important unexplored frontier.  It’s a work in progress, however.  Once we really understand how the brain processes music, music will be the most prescribed medicine! Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Do you know about “The Music Cortex” Music and the brain! What could be more fascinating? The more we […]

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Music with Out-patient surgery? Yes!

September 18th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Music and Surgery

Tweet Music before Day Surgery–are there benefits? This interesting research comes from England. Apparently many patients feel they’ve been abandoned as they wait for their surgery. If they were given their wireless, pre-programmed headphones prior to surgery, this would undoubtedly calm some of their pre-surgery jitters! Gilmartin J, Wright K. School of Healthcare Studies, Baines […]

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MORE FAQ’s about the Surgical Serenity Solution

September 18th, 2009 · No Comments · Music and Parkinson's, Music and Surgery, Music with Alzheimer's patients

Tweet I am so excited that more and more people are ordering the Surgical Serenity Solutions  that I’m programming for Parkinson’s patients as well as Alzheimer’s patients and simply for relaxation and meditation!  I never dreamed that things would go so well so quickly! Anyway, some excellent questions have been asked recently and I want […]

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What do you know about “Second Life”?

September 16th, 2009 · No Comments · Affiliate Promos, Classical Music, Music Medicine, Music Research, Wanda Landowska and Harpsichord

Tweet Do you know about “Second Life”? Several months ago I was interviewed by Dave Schwartz of Music Academy Online. The hour-long interview was done in Second Life, a technology that gives humans animated avatars on-screen.  The interviewed focused on the research I did on the famous harpsichordist, Wanda Landowska.  We discussed my sources and how […]

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The musical pacifier, great for preemies!

September 15th, 2009 · No Comments · Lullabies, Music with Newborns and Preemies, Music with Pregnancy and Childbirth, The Lullaby Effect

Tweet The musical, preemie pacifier I thought I had heard it all when I was first told about the musical pacifier, but when I began to understand all the benefits, I changed my mind!The smallest baby ever to survive was born just a few months ago, weighing in at just under 10 ounces — the […]

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Why does entrainment work during surgery?

September 14th, 2009 · No Comments · Music and Exercise, Music and Surgery, Music in the Hospital, Rhythmic Entrainment

Tweet Entrainment is the main reason that music during surgery works! In the process of entrainment, your bodies natural rhythms such as heart-rate and breathing, automatically synchronize with the pulse of music. In an everyday example, when you hear strongly rhythmic music such as high-energy disco music, rock-and-roll, or a Sousa march, you automatically start tapping […]

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