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MUSIC IS LIFELINKS TO RESOURCES THAT SUPPORT THIS U3A PRESENTATION

KEY POINTS
1. We can use music for RELAXATION, MOTIVATION, REDUCING PAIN and ENHANCING LEARNING.
2. Digital technologies simplify and enhance the way we can FIND, ACCESS, and LISTEN to our preferred music.
Although music has been with us since the dawn of time, recent studies have shown that music as a therapeutic tool can increase cognitive function in seniors, help premature infants gain weight, encourage autistic children to communicate, lead stroke patients to regain speech and mobility, and manage anxiety and depression. Read about music research in Science Daily: http://tinyurl.com/qc7gj8s


Music educator Richard Gill argues the case for igniting the imagination through music
and for making our own music. In this talk, he leads the TEDxSydney audience through some surprising illustrations of the relationship between music and our imagination.

Jessica Grahn, Cognitive Neuroscientist, talks about the power of the human mind and how it can be transformed through music.

NEW RESOURCES!
Click here to read 'Boost Memory and Learning with Music'

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s (PSO’s) Music and Wellness Program utilizes the expertise of PSO staff and musicians to serve as a resource to patients, families, and healthcare staff in order to empower individuals to use music for the promotion of health and wellness.
USE THE BLOG ARCHIVES TO FIND PLAYLISTS FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES.
http://wellness.pittsburghsymphony.org/blog/

Can listening to sad music make you happier?
This study explores listeners’ experience of music-evoked sadness. Sadness is typically assumed to be undesirable and is therefore usually avoided in everyday life. Yet the question remains: Why do people seek and appreciate sadness in music? NOTE the links at the end of the article to lists of music used in this study.
http://bit.ly/1t8Tgum

Linsey Pollak, an Australian musician, turns a carrot into a clarinet using an electic drill a carrot and a saxophone mouthpiece, and plays it all in a matter of 5 minutes.

Click here to go to a VIDEO JUKEBOX with over 300 music videos of original artists performing great music from the 50's and 60's
STEPS FOR COPYING MUSIC FROM YOUTUBE VIDEOS TO YOUR IPAD
1. Play the music video in YouTube and copy the video's URL from the browser's address bar.
2. Go to the website http://www.youtube-mp3.org/ and enter the music video's URL in the convert video window.
3. Click CONVERT VIDEO and then click DOWNLOAD. Note that the video's music is now downloaded as an MP3 file on your computer.
4. Open both iTunes and the folder containing your music's mp3 file. Drag the downloaded mp3 file from its computer folder into iTunes.
5. Connect your iPad to your computer, activate iTunes and click and drag your music file/s from iTunes to your iPad's icon.


LlNKS to the four biggest sources of free music: TUNEIN RADIO iTUNES RADIO SPOTIFY PANDORA download their apps to your iPAD

What is Digital Music
As music is played its sound waves are sampled and coded as digital values that are stored in a digital file. The music is reproduced by decoding the digital values and playing the sound waves back via a listening device e.g. speakers, ear phones.
How Analog and Digital Recording Works: A tutorial outlining the digitisation of music process

What Is Music Therapy:

The Power Of Music
Music therapy is a research-based practice and profession in which music is used to actively support people as they strive to improve their health and wellbeing. Benefits of music therapy include: Improved mood states - improved responses to stress-Increased relaxation- Improved engagement in exercise programs- Improved quality of life.
The Australian Music Therapy Association:
The Institute of Music in Medicine:
‘Music As Medicine’ by Deforia Lane:
‘Listening to preferred music on pain intensity’
‘Musicophilia’ [Kindle Edition] Oliver Sacks:
About Music Therapy Royal Children’s Hospital:
Music Therapy Article:
‘Physically soothing and relaxing music’:
Cary Lewincamp’s music:

Music Therapy Guidelines.
1. Music for relaxation should be at least 20-30 minutes long with smooth transitions
2. Use your preferred music and avoid repetition
3. Legato - smooth, flowing without breaks
4. Consistent tempo between 60-80 bpm – lyrics may be distracting
5. Combine music with deep breathing and imagery exercises

Sources Of Digital Music
1. Copy (rip) your CD’s using a computer and iTunes and then sync to your iPad.
2. Buy music via the iTunes Store, either albums or individual songs.
3. Rent music using a subscription service e.g. RDIO:
4. Use an Internet Radio Service e.g. PANDORA:
5. View and listen to YouTube music videos:
6. ‘9 tips to make exploring classical music more fun and fruitful’:

Examples of Digital Music Listening Devices
1. High quality speakers – Bowers and Wilkins A5 with Airplay ($550):
2. Bluetooth micro speaker – JBL Micro Bluetooth ($60)
3. Micro speaker – X-Mini ($40)
4. iPod/iPhone Docking Station – ($100):
5. iPod Nano iTunes music player – ($160)
6. iPad 16GB ($450)
7. RHA compact headphones ($60):
8. Sennheiser RS120 wireless headphones ($250):
9. iPhone 5 64GB ($850)

Wireless Music Options
Airplay: Expands you home WIFI system and enables you to wirelessly stream music from your iPad/iPhone/iPod to ‘Airplay’ speakers in your home.
Bluetooth: Is a wireless technology that enables you to stream music from any Bluetooth enabled tablet/smartphone to wirelessly connected/paired Bluetooth enabled speakers or earphones.

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