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Music speaks to the soul like nothing else does, crossing all cultural and socioeconomic barriers.
Music is universally felt by all who have feelings.
A person who is limited in their range of appreciation and capacity to enjoy music is often limited in
understanding, connecting, and empathizing with other people.

- United Music Organization




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10 Therapeutic Characteristics of Music

  1. Music captivates and maintains attention -- it stimulates & utilizes
    many parts of the brain
  2. Music is easily adapted to, and can be reflective of, a person''s abilities
  3. Music structures time in a way that we can understand
    ex: ''that''s the last verse - my exercise session is almost over!''
  4. Music provides a meaningful, enjoyable context for repetition
  5. Music provides a social context - it sets up a safe, structured setting for verbal and nonverbal communication
  1. Music is an effective memory aid
  2. Music supports and encourages movement
  3. Music taps into memories and emotions
  4. Music - and the silences within it - provide nonverbal, immediate feedback
  5. Music is success-oriented - people of all ability levels can participate

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NEWS - News: Does Music Make You Exercise Harder?

USMPosted by on Saturday, September 18, 2010 @ 09:15:18 CDT

For a study published last year, British researchers asked 12 healthy male college students to ride stationary bicycles while listening to music that, as the researchers primly wrote, “reflected current popular taste among the undergraduate population.” Each of the six songs chosen differed somewhat in tempo from the others.

The volunteers were told to ride the bicycles at a pace that they comfortably could maintain for 30 minutes. Then each rode in three separate trials, wearing headphones tuned to their preferred volume. Each had his heart rate, power output, pedal cadence, enjoyment of the music and feelings of how hard the riding felt were monitored throughout each session. During one of ride, the six songs ran at their normal tempos. During the other rides, the tempo of the tracks was slowed by 10 percent or increased by 10 percent. The riders were not informed about the tempo manipulations.

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REFERENCE - Reference: The Music Instinct: Science and Song

USMPosted by on Monday, July 05, 2010 @ 11:28:38 CDT

The power of music: THE MUSIC INSTINCT: SCIENCE AND SONG provides a ground-breaking exploration into how and why the human organism and the whole ebb and flow of the cosmos is moved by the undeniable effect of music. This follows visionary researchers and accomplished musicians to the crossroads of science and culture in search of answers to music s deep mysteries. Featuring: Bobby McFerrin & Dr. Daniel Levitin, author of This is Your Brain on Music.  YoYo Ma also appears in the series.

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REFERENCE - News: Our Brains on Music: The Science

USMPosted by on Saturday, July 04, 2009 @ 10:48:52 CDT

Musical Minds,” the season premiere of “Nova” on PBS, is based on the neurologist Oliver Sacks’s most recent book, “Musicophilia,” a collection of case studies of people whose brains have unusual relationships to music, cases in which, as Dr. Sacks puts it, “music gets them going to an extraordinary degree.” A one-hour program can’t approach the depth and texture of Dr. Sacks’s book, but it does get at one question that nags the reader: What do these musical savants sound like? Or put another way: Are they really as amazing as they’re cracked up to be?

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NEWS - News: Emotions of Music Touch Universal Chord

USMPosted by on Sunday, April 26, 2009 @ 12:46:35 CDT

Michael Jackson may have been more prescient than he realized when he wrote the lyrics to the global "feel-good" song, We Are the World.


New research recognizes that people from vastly different cultures and heritages respond to the same happy, sad and scared emotions in unfamiliar music.

This suggests the universality of emotions in music and may help explain why Western music has been adopted so ubiquitously worldwide, said the authors, from the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany.

"We know that our auditory system responds in distinctive ways to consonant and dissonant sounds, even when we're not actively listening to them," said Nina Kraus, Hugh Knowles professor of communication sciences, neurobiology, physiology and otolaryngology at Northwestern University in Chicago. "It's fascinating how our sensory systems have evolved to respond effectively to sounds that signal what's important, such as emotional meaning."

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NEWS - News: Natural Element: Health in Harmony

USMPosted by on Sunday, April 26, 2009 @ 11:56:48 CDT

Music fights stress, ups smarts, and keeps you sound of mind—and body.

A chorus of researchers have found that music enhances mood and well-being. Here are a few of their new releases and greatest hits.

A Little Night Music

Lullabies work for adults, too. For a compelling tonic, play 45 minutes of soft music before you climb into bed and you can enjoy all the benefits of lower heart rate and slower respiration as well as some quality sleep. The sedative tones prompt a far more restful night with better, longer slumbers, and less daytime drowsiness.

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Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.' ~ Mary Anne Radmacher


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