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Forum Post: Music it's not just stimulating for the soul.

Posted 2 years ago on Feb. 27, 2012, 7:53 p.m. EST by DKAtoday (26973) from Coon Rapids, MN
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It's stimulating for the Brain. Watch a replay of tonight's 2/27/2012 PBS news hour. Re-wiring the brain with music therapy.

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[-] -3 points by DKAtoday (26973) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

I love that song. Thanks for sharing the video. It is a very poignant view on life. As it is a journey from birth to death - we may not have but still we try - not to try makes no sense - as then there is no hope.

So I ( we ) try to live for good, for a good life for ALL.

We move forward - Together.

[-] 1 points by FriendlyObserverB (1871) 2 years ago

If you really want to reach your soul , pick up and instrument and compose freestyle. It's the most beautiful experience.

[+] -4 points by DKAtoday (26973) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

I've never had that kind of talent. I consider it to be a major loss in my abilities.

[-] 1 points by FriendlyObserverB (1871) 2 years ago

I have a secret for you. Yes you do. You just haven't discovered it. Keep looking.

[-] -3 points by DKAtoday (26973) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

No my talent was always voice. In that I feel blessed. But thank you for the encouragement.

[-] 1 points by FriendlyObserverB (1871) 2 years ago

Your welcome.

I have always loved beautiful voice.

[+] -4 points by DKAtoday (26973) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Well . . . I wouldn't categorize mine that way. Though I find it good for the soul to sing, others might find it a painful experience ( my singing ).

[-] 1 points by FriendlyObserverB (1871) 2 years ago

As long as it's only in the shower than. Lol

[+] -4 points by DKAtoday (26973) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Laughing - Yes most definitely in a private space. I do try to be considerate of others.

[-] 1 points by FriendlyObserverB (1871) 2 years ago

Actually, I am not an exhibitionist myself. Composing is intimate and personal and something I enjoy privately.

[-] 1 points by ChristopherABrown (550) from Santa Barbara, CA 2 years ago

Inherently, because of the deep source of my muse, it is the same for me with a message that breaths our inspiration of life, from our very futures as yet unlived.

Then, when some other hears it they say, "Wow, thats good, you should get that out, where more people can hear it."

Horribly I am confronted with the fact that I'm not much into the performance, but perhaps okay at it, while the message of the music escaped that other originally voicing their appreciation, as well as any audience they might spur me to find; but the message itself still apllies vitally to our future; and that those of the present have had the basis of knowledge removed that is needed to appreciate the meanings. Critical because the meanings have deep social implications changing our interactions, indeed, our very paradigm of living.

So here is a challenge to those who think their hearts and minds can read between the lines of songs sung in the English language, their language, and find the true meanings of our hidden, lost beloved past.

http://algoxy.com/miskno/copyrightC.A.Brown.Switch.mp3

It gives a good feeling to think you might, but I don't know, so I ask.

[-] -3 points by DKAtoday (26973) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

It is good to have an outlet for personal expression.

[-] 0 points by FriendlyObserverB (1871) 2 years ago

Yes it is.

[-] -2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2012/02/a-new-look-at-music-therapy.html

The above is a write up on PBS. Great post, DKA.

[-] 3 points by forourfutures (393) 2 years ago

As animals our genetic structures had us making sounds that were more musical as socialization. The prior and more varied connection to sound translation enables recoving speech through starting with music. More pathways.

Cool link!

[-] -1 points by DKAtoday (26973) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Thank you GirlFriday. I know that it does not seem Germain to this forum, but I think it is important to consider the effects music can have for uplifting the soul and supporting us in times of great stress.

I also think it could be very essential for being positive and help shrug off the effects of abuse.

[-] 2 points by Marlow (1141) 2 years ago

TY DK.. and Cutting the Arts Programs all together in most of our School Systems stops Well Balanced Mental health in our Youth..

[-] -3 points by DKAtoday (26973) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Thank you. Yes we need to feed the spirit as well as the mind. They are not really separate --> Just viewed differently.

[-] 1 points by Odin (583) 2 years ago

I've said this before, but I just think the song From A Distance made popular by Bette Midler fits OWS to the tee.

...From a distance

We all have enough

And no one is in need

And there are no guns, no bombs, and no disease

No hungry mouths to feed

From a distance

We are instruments

Marching in a common band

Playing songs of hope

Playing songs of peace

They are the songs of every man

God is watching us...

From a distance...

written by Julie Gold

[+] -4 points by DKAtoday (26973) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago
[-] 1 points by Odin (583) 2 years ago

You could take it as one, thanks. I sent the song lyrics to a young friend in OWS when she was feeling down about how things were going at the time. I reminded her of the noble mission that we are all on. It is important that we are there for each other in the difficult times in our struggle.

[+] -4 points by DKAtoday (26973) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Feed the soul, that is what the world needs. Let it start here and spread.

[-] 1 points by Odin (583) 2 years ago

Definitely..."let it start here and spread." This is about HOPE.

[+] -4 points by DKAtoday (26973) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Hope - In standing together. For the benefit of ALL.

[-] 0 points by Odin (583) 2 years ago

Yup. I just finished watching the Eva Cassidy story that was on ABC Nightline several years ago. She never gained real fame until after her death in 1996, as she refused to be pigeon-holed by record company execs into singing only one genre of music. Her story is eighteen minutes of pure inspiration. The last song she sang in a little club in DC was What A Wonderful World, knowing that she was dying of cancer. Sadly she died six weeks later.

[+] -4 points by DKAtoday (26973) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Sounds like she celebrated life.

[+] -4 points by DKAtoday (26973) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

This is a very good and inspiring song.

Uplifting.

Thanks.

[-] 1 points by rayolite (461) 2 years ago

It would be logical that music could help with understanding which is vital for unity. For that reason I feel it is appropriate for this forum or movement in general.

More emphasis needs to be put on the difficult issues to communicate and less on the performance skills in the popular social venues.

More of what we need, always placed in front of what we want.

[+] -4 points by DKAtoday (26973) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Answering need is the key.

[-] 1 points by rayolite (461) 2 years ago

If I'm not mistaken, we need our life.

Our constitution protects, "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of happiness."

Defend the constitution with itself. Article 5.

[-] -3 points by DKAtoday (26973) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

This why the good people are here even in the face of troll attacks. We the supporters of the fight against corruption and greed.

We are moving forward - Together.

[-] 1 points by rayolite (461) 2 years ago

Not sure how "together" we are. But off and on some of us frequent the same forum. Certainly some of us have the same intents.

Or . . . how we would fight anything except each other.

Or . . . stop corruption and greed.

Yes, time passes for all of us together.

Our "togetherness", in the most meaningful sense of hjistory is the Constitution. Of that, the most meaningful is the right established by the Declaration of Independence.

— That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

alter or to abolish is Article V codified.

[+] -4 points by DKAtoday (26973) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

There will be a certain amount of chaos as we move forward.

But the corrupt will help us to find consensus with their attacks on rights as well as on the environment and the economy.

They are getting nasty as the movements against them move forward.

We will move forward - Together.

[-] 1 points by rayolite (461) 2 years ago

Together as in "Article V" I hope, because there we find the authority needed to meet demands.

Here is strategy for preparation I found in a post here at OWS. This has reasl substance. People need to join and get functional separate from the infiltrating trollbots here.

http://articlevconvention.org/showthread.php?33-Amendment-By-Layers-Of-Priority-constitutionAmendment-Package-Making-CONST.-Intent

[-] -3 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

It may not seem to be but I think that in many ways it is. This is something that many therapists are using in a variety of ways. Music is also one of the ways of learning in Gardner's MI theory.

It is good stuff, especially when we see such a backlash against it in the education setting.

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 2 years ago

'GF' : Can't beat a good tune ... or three :

1) The Voices Of East Harlem - "March Across This Land" : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TL0J03ngA50 ;

2) Sly and the Family Stone - "Everyday People" : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hcgoLojOVo&feature=related &

3) Marvin Gaye - "What's Going On" : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-kA3UtBj4M&feature=related .

musica est vita ...

[+] -4 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

Thanks. :D

[-] 1 points by Marlow (1141) 2 years ago

Morning GF! Yes.. absolutely.. a Friend of mine in S.F. has a medical Group working for Autistic Children.. Music is one of his Main programs.

[+] -4 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

Morning Marlow, that is great to hear.

[-] 1 points by Marlow (1141) 2 years ago

GF.. Did you know too that Researchers working to understand Whales, have for years used Low Musical tones..?.. That they have actually used Chords to communicate?

Music is one of the TRUEST forms of energy in it's ability to Vibrate to the very core of our Central Nervous System.. It's how the 'Ring of Truth' came to being more than just a Phrase.

Have a Joyous Day GF! Marlow

[+] -4 points by DKAtoday (26973) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

I would love to see music included in the daily life of students. Not just the study of music. But the actual listening to it through-out the day. Not Muzak though, that stuff is just wrong. Want to see creativity and activity take a leap? Want to see retention improve?

Besides good Teachers good music is a key.

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 2 years ago

DKAt : '3 Tunes 4 U' :

a) Curtis Mayfield - "Keep On Keeping On" : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-l91O9VxN0 cos ...

b) Curtis Mayfield - "We Got To Have Peace" : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QglEbgON9o & ..

c) Curtis Mayfield - "Move On Up" : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z66wVo7uNw&feature=related .

ars gratia artis ...

[-] -3 points by DKAtoday (26973) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Good morning shadz.

Thank you for giving me a great start on the day.

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 2 years ago

Morning mate (4.30pm here tho' !) & ...

"We are a Rainbow ; Made of Children,

We are an Army ; Singing Songs.

Rainbow Children ; Keep Occupyin'

Coz We're NOT doin' ; Any Wrong !

~

and also : "Get Up, Stand Up!" : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLYOOezs3DA ,

"There is no road to peace, peace is the road." - Bob Marley.

~

musica est vita ...

[-] -3 points by DKAtoday (26973) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Well then G-day. It's 10:59am here. Thank you for sending out the voice of Bob M. It is a simple song but it speaks to our need at this time ( in all times ) as this is what needs to happen. Just this. Stand-up Speak-up Stand-up for your rights. We are beginning to see more and more standing-up, this is the time if there ever was one for everyone to take action. Good to have you here shadz.