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Entries from June 30th, 2010

Instruments of Healing Music: The Human Voice

June 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment · healing instruments, Music and Relaxation, music and spirituality, Music Healing

Tweet Volumes and volumes have been written about the human voice and its capabilities and unending possibilities.  The thought of doing just a blog post on this is a bit daunting, but important nevertheless. When learning about healing music, I believe that it’s important to recognize that each of us already has everything we need […]

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Instruments of Healing Music: Crystal Bowls

June 29th, 2010 · No Comments · healing instruments, Music Healing

Tweet One of the things that I like about finding healing music for people of all kinds, is that the possibilities are almost infinite.  For people who are more interested in the more esoteric kinds of healing, crystal bowls are a popular choice.  The vibrations of the different sized bowls are in extremely powerful in […]

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Instruments of Healing Music: Drum Circles

June 29th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Affiliate Promos, healing instruments, Music and the Brain, Music and the Mind-Body, Music Healing

Tweet How many of you have ever participated in a drum circle?  Today drum circles are very popular and for good reasons!  Drum circle are loads of fun, require no prior musical training, require no musical ability and enable you to connect emotionally and energetically with people that you’ve never met before that day. I […]

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Instruments of Healing Music: The Flute

June 27th, 2010 · No Comments · healing instruments, music and spirituality, Music and the Brain, Music Healing

Tweet The flute is a beautiful and ancient instrument.  The one to the left is what we call “Pan Pipes” and are referred to often in ancient literature and mythology.   Some scholars believe that the first instruments were the percussion or “struck” instruments and the the flute came next as humans picked up reeds and […]

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Instruments of Healing Music: The Harp

June 25th, 2010 · No Comments · healing instruments, music and spirituality, Music and the Mind-Body, Music Healing

Tweet What’s the very best instrument for playing healing music?  That is a question that I get asked quite frequently.  I wish I could answer that question definitively for you, but of course it’s one of those personal taste matters! What is beautiful and healing and soothing and comforting for one person, could be absolutely […]

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Components of Healing Music: Modes, Whole-tone and Pentatonic Scales

June 24th, 2010 · 2 Comments · music and spirituality, Music and the Mind-Body, Music Healing, Music Medicine

Tweet Today is the final lesson in this series on the components of healing music.  The component I’ve chosen is similar to yesterday’s lesson on Major and Minor but goes back in time hundreds if not thousands of years! In the 800-700’s BC, the music played in ancient Greece was not played in major and […]

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Components of Healing Music: Major or Minor Key

June 23rd, 2010 · No Comments · music and spirituality, Music and the Brain, Music and the Mind-Body, Music Healing

Tweet Today is lesson nine of the series on components of healing music and I want to start, as always, with a disclaimer:  my thoughts and ideas about components and definitions of healing music are not absolute.  They are my own subjective ideas based on a lifetime of being a musician, a teacher, a performer […]

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Components of Healing Music: Ostinato

June 22nd, 2010 · No Comments · Classical Music, Music and Relaxation, Music and the Mind-Body, Music Healing, Music in the Hospital

Tweet While teaching my “Intro to Healing Music” class the other day, the topic of the ostinato came up.   We were talking about the importance of people feeling “grounded” in order for healing to take place.  When people feel like they are connected to something stable and solid, then they can relax enough to let […]

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