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The Incredible Power of Christmas Music

December 25th, 2015 · No Comments · Music and Emotion, Music and the Mind-Body

Tweet What do you get when you combine one the oldest, most-anticipated holiday celebrations of not just childhood, but throughout the life-span, and music??  Of course you get the most magical, powerful, and emotional music that has ever been written! Now if you’ve been following my blog for any time at all, you know that […]

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Why is music powerful medicine?

March 14th, 2014 · No Comments · Music and the Mind-Body, Music Healing, Music Medicine

Tweet Today, we have a guest post by an author who is a Canadian health expert, and especially in the field of music therapy.   Please feel free to contact me or him if you have more questions. Music as medicine For centuries people have used music to soothe others; this is why mothers sing to […]

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Music as Medicine: Ted Talk

December 3rd, 2013 · No Comments · Music and the Mind-Body, Music Medicine

Tweet By now, you have heard me say hundreds of times that music as medicine, is good, powerful, healing and non-addictive.  The awareness that music is a type, a form, of medicine is ancient.  The Greeks and Romans knew about the power of music; the Bible talks about the power of music over and over.  […]

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Can Movie Music Be Healing?

July 18th, 2012 · No Comments · Genres of healing music, Movie Music, Music and the Mind-Body

Tweet This is something that I’ve always wondered.  Growing up in the 50’s and 60’s, I heard lots of wonderful movie music.  Some of my favorites were “Theme from a Summer Place” “Moon River” from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”  lots of cowboy movie music and of course all the Disney movies that came out during my […]

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What are Therapeutic Characteristics of Music?

January 6th, 2012 · No Comments · Music and the Mind-Body, Music Healing, Music in the Hospital, Music Medicine, Music Research

Tweet We all know that music makes us feel better!  It has therapeutic characteristics that affect our body-mind-spirit in a way that nothing else can do!  You actually don’t even have to hear the music around you; you can hear it in your head and have the same effect!!  You can whistle it or hum […]

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How music affects behavior?

November 30th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Music and Emotion, Music and the Brain, Music and the Mind-Body, Music in the News!

Tweet Have you wondered about how music affects the behavior of adolescents? This is one of the most frequent questions I get when I go out to speak around the country. I think it’s a bit of a rhetorical questions because we know that music is powerful and does affect people’s behavior, but especially people who […]

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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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4th of July: How important is the music?

July 7th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Music and Emotion, music and the heart, Music and the Mind-Body

Tweet I guess that’s a bit of a loaded question.   Since I am a professional musician who loves music more than the air I breathe and wishes that everyone else did to, of course I believe that you can’t even celebrate the 4th of July without music!  Luckily, I’m pretty sure that many other people […]

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