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The Trans-Sensory Transcendence of Music: Helen Keller’s Electrifying Letter About “Hearing” Beethoven’s Ode to Joy – Brain Pickings

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***The Power of Music Series: Impact in Our Lives***

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          I haven’t shared an essay from Brain Pickings lately and this is a good one for reflections on a weekend. We know personally the effect that music has on our spirits; research is telling us more every day. This inspiring essay from Brain Pickings shares how Helen Keller felt after “listening” to Beethoven’s Ninth. The impact of the vibrations alone enabled her to experience the Ode to Joy deeply. There are mysteries still to be discovered about music’s deep powers.

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Source: The Trans-Sensory Transcendence of Music: Helen Keller’s Electrifying Letter About “Hearing” Beethoven’s Ode to Joy – Brain Pickings

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How ambient music can help ease the trauma of the ICU | Aeon Essays

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***The Healing Power of Music Series: Music in the ICU***

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          Music is being accepted more and more as a “powerful therapeutic medium” by doctors and hospitals around the world. Today’s post brings us the story of how a group of physicians and musicians is bringing ambient music to the ICU at University College London hospital. ICU’s are among the most traumatic places in the world for the patients; they arr long overdue for an innovative redesign. This is one step in the right direction. Thank you, Aeon Essays, for this story.

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Source: How ambient music can help ease the trauma of the ICU | Aeon Essays

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Musicians without Borders – War Divides, Music Connects

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***The Power of Music Series: Music Heals After Trauma***

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               Musicians without Borders is based in Amsterdam and has been working since 19999 with communities and especially children to help them recover from the traumatic stress of war, displacement, and natural disasters.They work over the longer term not only to provide music for healing but also to train local community music leaders to continue the work. Explore their website to learn more about this important work. They are a “Beacon of Hope” organization.

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Source: Musicians without Borders – War Divides, Music Connects

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The Music of Strangers_Curriculum.pdf

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***The Power of Music Series: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Story***

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          Yo-Yo Ma’s great project the Silk Road Ensemble is one of the “Beacons of Hope” in the first of my Living Through Creativity resource guides. It is a powerful force bringing people together from every corner of the earth to make music. A new film about the project is available; today’s post is the full curriculum guide for teaching it to all ages.

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High Notes: The Case for Music Education — The STEAM Channel – UCTV – University of California Television

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***Music in Education Series: The STEAM Channel at UCTV***

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          This is a treasure trove of music videos from the University of California’s STEAM Channel. The STEAM Channel supports the integration of the arts into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Watch the one on the importance of music in education, then explore the full range of wonderful videos.

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Source: High Notes: The Case for Music Education — The STEAM Channel – UCTV – University of California Television

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Sleep better and replace painkillers with the medicinal power of music | WIRED UK

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***The Healing Power of Music Series: Research Advances***

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          Across the world more and more physicians and other medical professionals are coming to understand the immense possibilities for healing of music. Wired Health tells the story of how music as medicine is helping people with sleep issues and introduces the Sync Project as a new venture in research on the power of music.

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Source: Sleep better and replace painkillers with the medicinal power of music | WIRED UK

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Exploring the Mechanisms of Music Therapy | The Scientist Magazine®

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***The Healing Power of Music Series: Science Looks at Why It Works***

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          Music has a powerful influence on our lives in many ways, not the least being its healing power. In today’s post the Scientist Magazine looks at three basic principles of neuroplasticity of the brain to understand why music therapy works in treating various types of disease.  The article is well worth reading and sharing.

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Source: Exploring the Mechanisms of Music Therapy | The Scientist Magazine®

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The Neuroscience of Singing

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***Music and Health Series: Why Singing Is Good for You***

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          Music is one of the best natural medicines; singing is a form of music open to all of us. We sing in the shower; we sing in the choir, in choruses, along with the music we are playing. Today’s post offers insight into why singing is so good for us from the perspective of science. UPLIFT brings together in an enlightening essay some of the important ways in which singing can improve our health.

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“Singing has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety and strengthen human connection. Science can now tell us why.”

Source: The Neuroscience of Singing

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Richard Restak: Mozart’s Memorization of Miserere

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***Personal Development Series: Improving Memory***

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            We always seem to be looking for ways to improve our memory; we fear losing the power of memory. Today’s post is a special weekend read on ways to develop memory with reflections on Mozart, music, and the beauties of chess. The featured images are from the wonderful Story People by Brian Andreas.

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“Richard Restak explains how Mozart Memorized Miserere and offers an exercise that utilizes visual chess to prime your frontal lobes and improve your memory.”

Source: Richard Restak: Mozart’s Memorization of Miserere

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Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble builds bridges between cultures one note at a time | The Japan Times

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***The Beacons of Hope Series: Silk Road Ensemble***

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          Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble is one of the most extraordinary groups pf musicians in the world. Over the years it has transformed itself in many ways and is a continually moving bridge unifying people across the world. Today’s post is from the Japan Times and discusses the Ensemble’s recent performances in Japan.

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“Even before the Grammy award for best world music album was announced during a pre-telecast ceremony on Feb. 12, Haruka Fujii was awestruck.”

Source: Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble builds bridges between cultures one note at a time | The Japan Times

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