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Entries from October 31st, 2011

What makes music scary?

October 31st, 2011 · No Comments · Scary Music

Tweet With Halloween here, I’ve been contemplating what makes music scary. Some of my younger readers may not know that for a couple of decades, movies were silent.  In other words, the audience just read the dialogue at the bottom of the screen, and a pianist sat to the side of the screen and literally […]

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Using Music with Lumpectomy Surgery

October 22nd, 2011 · No Comments · Music and Cancer

Tweet Are you having a lumpectomy? Or breast surgery of any kind?  Surgery is a frightening experience and especially when the end result is so unknown!  A mass in the breast might be one thing and it might be something very different.  Anxiety tends to run sky-high and yet you know that you don’t want […]

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Mozart by Cat

October 10th, 2011 · No Comments · Music Healing

Tweet Nora the cat pawing out a little music.

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Another story of Music’s Healing Power

October 7th, 2011 · No Comments · Music and the Brain, Music and the Golden Years, Music and the Mind-Body, Music Healing

Tweet Music helps when all else fails. Published on September 28, 2011 by Susan R. Barry, Ph.D. in Eyes on the Brain My 89-year-old father lives three miles from me in an Assisted Care home. Like many of the other residents, he can barely walk and is terribly withdrawn. It is a struggle to find […]

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Healing Music: Please do not kill the Louisville Orchestra!

October 6th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Classical Music, Music and Emotion

Tweet The Louisville Orchestra: A Rebuttal  (from the blog of Vivian Ruth Sawyer) One really doesn’t know whether to laugh or to cry in response to   Chuck Maisch’s column about the Louisville Orchestra in the Courier- Journal on September 18, 2011. Maisch states correctly that the Louisville Orchestra has been on unstable financial footing seven […]

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