Song for a Flood in Progress

Is it possible that music can do anything to comfort someone during a flood?  This week has seen one of the most devastating floods since Noah!!  It was all a result of Hurricane Harvey that ripped through Houston, stalled out there for the next five days, and then drifted out to sea, gained strength and […]

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BLACK FRIDAY MADNESS 2016

I’m going to keep this really short!!  Since we got our new “Patient Model” headphones last Spring, they have literally been super successful.  Every day people buy them and say that they will never go through surgery again without them.  There is no doubt that one day soon, music headphones will be in every hospital […]

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The Art of the Lullaby: Lullabies for Mother-Baby Bonding

Have you ever considered the power of mother-baby bonding? When did the world’s first mother sing her child the first lullaby?  Probably at the very beginning of time, when the sun first set and the moon first rose in the sky.  Singing to your child, crooning to your child, or humming to your child is […]

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Colonoscopy with Music: it makes a difference!

Nobody wants to have a colonoscopy, but having a colonoscopy with music can definitely make a difference.  As we Baby Boomers move into our 60’s and beyond, having a colonoscopy is inevitable.  It’s also highly recommended as a proven way to prevent colon cancer by catching it really early. On the morning of July 20, […]

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Music for Healing: An Ancient Art and Science

Do you believe that the use of music for healing is a recent, “New Age” phenomenon?  Of course not!  Music has been used for healing purposes, both physical and emotional since ancient times.  Historians know that music has soothed and comforted humans for thousands of years, and actually, music was routinely prescribed for the sick […]

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Ancient Spring Rituals Involving Music and Rhythm

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 gentle […]

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