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Entries from December 31st, 2009

Music Therapy Effective at End of Life

December 31st, 2009 · No Comments · Music and Dying

Tweet THURSDAY, Dec. 31 (HealthDay News) — Music therapy is used to help Alzheimer’s patients remember and autistic children calm down. Now, a University of Alabama student is using her voice and guitar to comfort dying patients in hospice. Families gathered around the bedside of a dying loved one often request hymns, such as “Amazing […]

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Two Major National Hospitals Now Recommend Music for Surgery

December 30th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Music and Surgery

As the concept of music during surgery becomes better and better known and accepted, more hospitals around the United States and Europe and Asia are accepting its benefits and recommending it to their surgical patients.

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Cleveland Clinic researchers find music can have a soothing effect during brain surgery

December 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Music and the Brain

Tweet If you’ve ever come home after a long day and turned on, say, Brahms to relax, or jacked up the volume on Queen’s “We Are the Champions” to get psyched for a workout, you know that music can change your mood. Research on music and the brain has shown that it can reduce stress, […]

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Your brain on Christmas music

December 25th, 2009 · No Comments · Music and the Brain

Tweet If you love Christmas music (like I do!) then Christmas music probably makes your brain light up and makes your face smile, your feet dance and your endorphins flow. Why? Because any music that we have positive associations with, that brings back positive memories or that energizes us, is clearly having a positive effect […]

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Music during surgery: experts weigh in

December 24th, 2009 · No Comments · Music and Surgery

Tweet “We trust that the magic of sound, scientifically applied, will contribute in ever greater measure to the relief of human suffering, to a higher development and a richer integration of the human personality, to the harmonious synthesis of all human “notes” of all “group chords and melodies” – until there will be the greater […]

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Singing Monks!

December 22nd, 2009 · No Comments · Classical Music

Tweet This is an extremely creative and unique musical performance. Did you know that at many times throughout the history of music, composers have come to the conclusion that every possible melody, harmony and musical composition had already been written and that there was nothing new to compose? At least that’s what one of my […]

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One of my favorite Christmas carols by John Rutter

December 19th, 2009 · No Comments · Announcements, music and spirituality

Tweet Last Sunday night, the choir at Highland Presbyterian Church in Louisville did an entire program of carols by John Rutter. This was one of them and it’s one of my favorites! Enjoy! And what are some of YOUR favorites?

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How loud is YOUR iPod playing?

December 15th, 2009 · No Comments · Music in the News!

European officials set to restrict volume on digital music players to 85dB – about the same level of noise as a busy city street

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