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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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Incorporate Healing Music into your day: 3 Easy Tips

March 6th, 2016 · No Comments · Benefits of using music intentionally, Music Healing

Tweet Are you wondering about how to incorporate healing music into your day?  Good news!  I’ve got 3 easy tips for you! First of all, how do you define healing music?  Composers have been writing music specifically designed for healing or soothing/calming purposes for hundreds, if not thousands, of years.  Then again, there is music […]

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The Power of Movie Music: Golden Globes 2016

January 10th, 2016 · No Comments · Movie Music, music and emotional release, Music Healing

Tweet As I sit here watching the Golden Globes and seeing all the awards being presented for movies and TV shows that I’ve mostly seen, I’m struck again by the power of movie music.  The power of movie music is geared to its ability to enhance the plot and the audience experience, but some composers […]

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Patient or Surgeon: Who Needs the Music?

January 8th, 2016 · No Comments · Music and Anxiety, Music and Surgery, Music Healing, Music in the Hospital

Tweet Who really needs the music in surgery:  patient or surgeon?  There is so much in the news today about music in the OR, and sometimes the focus is on the surgeon and staff, and sometime the news is about music for the patient.  Our music is entirely for the patient.  As a clinical musicologist, […]

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Healing Music and Anxiety

November 24th, 2015 · No Comments · Music and Anxiety, Music Healing

Tweet Healing music is such an easy and effective way of coping with anxiety…at least temporarily!  Anxiety is a pervasive problem in everyday life today.   Music of all kinds can have the healing effect that is so desperately needed and it is so easy to use!  This is not exactly news!  Healing music is […]

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Healing Music comes in many forms

September 30th, 2015 · No Comments · Healing Music, Music Healing, Music in the Hospital, Music Medicine, Surgery with Music

Tweet Have you experienced the healing power of music?  Since the beginning of time, humans have been powerfully drawn to rhythm, to harmony and to melody.  The original “music” consisted of the sounds of nature:  waves lapping the shore, the wind through the pines and palms, the babbling brook and the gentle rain. Today, every […]

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Our singing President!

June 29th, 2015 · No Comments · Music Healing

Tweet Did you ever think you’d hear the President of the United States sing?  This is the 8th or 9th President in office since I was born in 1948, and I can’t think of a single President that I have heard burst into song, and do a great job of it!! Supposedly, Harry Truman was […]

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Can music be a painkiller??

June 25th, 2015 · No Comments · Music Healing, Music in the Hospital

Tweet Nearly every day, someone contacts me who is about to go to the hospital for a procedure of some kind. Most of these people are preparing to have surgery and have questions about how they can use music for the procedure.  Patients wonder, can music be a painkiller?  Pain is one of the many […]

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