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Music is Good for your Health:  But we knew that!

Music is Good for your Health: But we knew that!

Tweet Yes indeed, music is good for your health! In fact, Music Therapy is a recognized form of treatment for a variety of disorders and conditions. The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) states that “Music therapy is an established health-care profession that uses music to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals of […]

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Healing Music: Please do not kill the Louisville Orchestra!

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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Why does music elicit such powerful emotion?

Tweet This is a deep question that many people ask themselves very sincerely and with a burning desire to know that answer. I’ve certainly asked myself this question many times and am finally beginning to understand some of the keys to the mystery. One of the main factors is your past association with that music. […]

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Components of Healing Music: Ostinato

Tweet While teaching my “Intro to Healing Music” class the other day, the topic of the ostinato came up.   We were talking about the importance of people feeling “grounded” in order for healing to take place.  When people feel like they are connected to something stable and solid, then they can relax enough to let […]

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