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Ancient Spring Rituals Involving Music and Rhythm

March 30th, 2016 · No Comments · Ancient beliefs about music, Music Healing

Tweet Yes, the ancient Spring rituals probably included chanting, drumming, dancing/movement.  Many anthropologists and ethnomusicologists believe that early humans’ attempts at what we now call music, came from their attempts to imitate the sounds of nature.   The wind through the pines and the palms, the waves lapping the shore, the babbling brooks, and the […]

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A small lesson on ancient music healing methods in Sumeria

January 15th, 2014 · No Comments · Ancient beliefs about music

Tweet When did the culture of Sumeria thrive?  According to my sources, that would be 4th millennium B.C. According to Wikipedia, instruments of Ancient Mesopotamia include harps, lyres, lutes, reed pipes, and drums. Many of these were shared with neighbouring cultures. Contemporary East African lyres and West African lutes preserve many features of Mesopotamian instruments […]

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How Music Affects the Person in Love

March 26th, 2013 · No Comments · Ancient beliefs about music, Love, Music and the Golden Years, Music Healing, Music with Alzheimer's patients

Tweet We know that music is extremely important as well as influential to the person who is in love.  Can you remember the first time you were in love?  Was it puppy love, teen-age love, or young adult love?  Falling in love, unrequited love and being in love has inspired probably thousands of love songs […]

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What the Ancients knew about music and mathematics

November 4th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Ancient beliefs about music

Tweet This fascinating information can be found at http://public.wsu.edu/~delahoyd/greek.music.html.  The following is an excerpt: Archaeological evidence and written accounts, both historical and literary, show that music was vital to ancient Greek culture. Choruses in the Greek plays were sung, and music was central to religious and state ceremonies and to social rituals such as weddings, […]

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The Healing Vibrations of the Harp

May 15th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Ancient beliefs about music, healing instruments, Vibrational and Sound Healing

Tweet Healing Vibrations of the Harp What do you think the most healing instrument is? Many people believe that it is the harp. A frequent reason that is given is that the harp is held next to the heart and that the plucking motion creates unique vibration that stimulates nerves in a way that promotes […]

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Music Healing Goes Mainstream

December 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Ancient beliefs about music, Music and Emotion, Music Healing

Tweet Music Healing Goes Mainstream! Beth Israel Medical Center in New York uses music therapy to sooth their premature babies and trauma patients. The hospital finds that music eases patients’ pain, lowers blood pressure, reduces anxiety and depression and allows patients to get well, faster and is less expensive than medication. Beth Israel is not […]

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