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Singing Changes Your Brain | TIME.com

Singing Changes Your Brain | TIME.com | Singing & Songwriting | Scoop.it
Group singing has been scientifically proven to lower stress, relieve anxiety, and elevate endorphins
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When you sing, musical vibrations move through you, altering your physical and emotional landscape.

Read more: http://ideas.time.com/2013/08/16/singing-changes-your-brain/#ixzz2cGyGZlTk

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Avery Sandler's curator insight, September 5, 2013 7:48 PM

When I read this i didn't get that surprised because, singing is a stress reliever and calms the brain. 

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Scientists Confirm That Music Therapy Improves Brain Function

Scientists Confirm That Music Therapy Improves Brain Function | Singing & Songwriting | Scoop.it
As we all know music is an enjoyable, although instantly, form of entertainment.
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Lexi Gatling's curator insight, February 16, 8:12 PM

In a nutshell Scientists/Professors at Harvard, Ohio State, Toronto and Texas all came to the conclusion that Music, more so music training improves cognitive skills along with other important brain functions. Studies also show that music training at a young age  (children) more signs are significant and more easier than an adult just starting out. So what I got out of this is that if you instill music theory and just music in your childs life from the beginning they have a better chance of early childhood development.

 

Pros:

Music intervention  strengthens the basic auditory music perception skills of children with dyslexia may also remediate some of their language deficits.


Musical training (but not necessarily passive listening to music) affects attention and memory, which provides a mechanism whereby musical training might lead to better learning across a number of domains.


Preschool children who had taken music lessons with those who did not, showed larger brain responses on a number of sound recognition tests given to the children, and research indicated that musical training appears to modify the brain’s auditory cortex.
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Cons:

The affect of music on the brain, he said the studies do not necessarily show that musical training leads to enhanced IQ or creativity. 



The effects of musical training on cognition for adults, Schellenberg said, are harder to pin down.

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Amazing Inuit throat singing

Amazing Inuit throat singing | Singing & Songwriting | Scoop.it
Songs of The Inuit - Throat Singing (Amazing Inuit throat singing http://t.co/D5fkKuz4tY)
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Incredible sounds and intimacy of the voice communicating across the centuries.

 

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The Healing Energy From Singing Your Heart Out | Dianna Bonny

The Healing Energy From Singing Your Heart Out | Dianna Bonny | Singing & Songwriting | Scoop.it
Authentic self-expression, the kind that happens when we are radiating from our truth, releases a mystical healing energy. I released that energy as I sang.
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Authentic self-expression, the kind that happens when we are radiating from our truth, releases a mystical energy. I understand now why I am so touched by certain musicians. I can feel them because they bring every part of themselves to the moment and offer it up to the world like a precious gift. Their vulnerability touches ours — the part of us that longs to be felt.

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Take a breath, make a sound, keep going: The music of Doug Koyama

Short biopic doc filmed during his live performance at the ArtsWells Festival in 2013. From www.koyama.bc.ca, "When Doug Koyama enters a room you know it! His…
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this is the way it feels to be in the eimprovised singing moment.

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Having breathing difficulties? Try singing - KHOU

Having breathing difficulties? Try singing - KHOU | Singing & Songwriting | Scoop.it
Having breathing difficulties? Try singing
KHOU
"Since many people enjoy singing, we thought it would help them associate controlling their breathing with something pleasant and positive rather than a standard physiotherapy technique," said Dr.
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Vocal exercises, associated with the practice of singing, can naturally strengthen the diaphragm and establishes a deeper breathing technique. Typically, the majority of people don’t pay attention to how they draw a breath. When they do so, it is often done in a shallow, upper-respiratory manner. Vocalists, however, learn to draw deep from their lungs.
Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/838132/breathing-problems-may-be-helped-by-singing/#vG57suMVgR7shrWi.99

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Meditation and the Voice

A calm, clear mind for a clear, confident voice (Happy #FF @HarveyBurgess @BaxterOnSinging @HL_Stephens @Andylowe66 Enjoy this video on #meditation & your #voice!
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This is a very interesting and helpful way to control the voice.

 

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'It was a drama of singing and violence... the opera of my life': James Corden's Paul Potts goes from bully victim to world-famous star in exclusive One Chance clip

'It was a drama of singing and violence... the opera of my life': James Corden's Paul Potts goes from bully victim to world-famous star in exclusive One Chance clip | Singing & Songwriting | Scoop.it
While some have doubted whether Potts' life story would make an entertaining biopic, an exclusive clip of the movie obtained by MailOnline shows the tale is sure to become a big-screen hit.
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Love the way this man transformed his life.

 

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Singing Changes Your Brain | TIME.com

Singing Changes Your Brain | TIME.com | Singing & Songwriting | Scoop.it
Group singing has been scientifically proven to lower stress, relieve anxiety, and elevate endorphins
Lisa Hartt's insight:

When you sing, musical vibrations move through you, altering your physical and emotional landscape.

Read more: http://ideas.time.com/2013/08/16/singing-changes-your-brain/#ixzz2cGyGZlTk

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Avery Sandler's curator insight, September 5, 2013 7:48 PM

When I read this i didn't get that surprised because, singing is a stress reliever and calms the brain. 

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JJ Cale

JJ Cale | Singing & Songwriting | Scoop.it
from The Rosebud Agency. Tour dates, biography, album info, news and booking info.
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I love J.J. Cale. and I am so sorry to hear that he died. He will live on in his wonderful guitar music.

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BBC News - Singing 'rewires' damaged brain

BBC News - Singing 'rewires' damaged brain | Singing & Songwriting | Scoop.it
Teaching stroke sufferers to sing "rewires" their brains and help them recover their speech, researchers say.
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Teaching stroke patients to sing "rewires" their brains, helping them recover their speech, say scientists.

By singing, patients use a different area of the brain from the area involved in speech

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Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky': How to Build the Song of the Summer

Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky': How to Build the Song of the Summer | Singing & Songwriting | Scoop.it
Instead of the music industry's usual approach to promotion, the French duo tried "seduction"
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Intriguing way of marketing to create a buzz.

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Richard Schickel: The Joy of Singing Out of the Spotlight - Truthdig

Richard Schickel: The Joy of Singing Out of the Spotlight - Truthdig | Singing & Songwriting | Scoop.it
“20 Feet From Stardom” is a joyous documentary about the lives and careers of backup singers. It has been a long time since I’ve had so much fun at a movie.
- 2013/06/17
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Lisa Hartt's comment, September 7, 2013 8:24 AM
Darlene Love has always ben the backbone of rock and roll vocals from the beginnning.
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Why I No Longer Give Away My Music | On the Commons

Why I No Longer Give Away My Music | On the Commons | Singing & Songwriting | Scoop.it
In 2006 I gave my music away. That music had previously existed on CDs and LPs (yes, I began making music in the days of vinyl and tape). I moved all of it to the Web, downloadable for free.
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Breathing Problems May Be Helped By Singing - The Inquisitr

Breathing Problems May Be Helped By Singing - The Inquisitr | Singing & Songwriting | Scoop.it
Toronto NewsFIX
Breathing Problems May Be Helped By Singing
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Breathing problems may be helped by singing.
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Breathing problems may be helped by singing

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Lexi Gatling's curator insight, February 16, 8:32 PM

In this article there was a lot of talk generating that singing helps breathing problems such as COPD, which is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe, because the condition can cause air sacs within the lungs to lose crucial elasticity or destroy them along with stimulating an over-production of clogging mucus, states the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.


Pros:

According to the Study by Hopkinson patients who did attend training versus those who didn't said they felt better.

 

Singing creates a sense of well being.

 

Vocal exercises, associated with the practice of singing, can naturally strengthen the diaphragm and establishes a deeper breathing technique.


Cons:

Clinical trials conducted by Hopkinson and his colleagues have found little actual improvement in performed breathing tests.

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Outlook - lisahartt87@hotmail.com

Outlook - lisahartt87@hotmail.com | Singing & Songwriting | Scoop.it
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This sounds so exciting. pass it on!

 

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Writing | Ann Dowsett Johnston

Writing | Ann Dowsett Johnston | Singing & Songwriting | Scoop.it
Read samples from Ann's Atkinson Fellowship series on Women and Alcohol.
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Booze is a Loan Shark

Hang out in the brightly lit rooms of AA, or in coffee shops, talking to dozens of women who have given up drinking, and this is the conclusion you come to: for most people, booze is a loan shark, someone they trusted for a while, came to count on, before it turned ugly. Every alcoholic, it seems, learns this the hard way.

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Songmaking-Writing the True Sound of Your Soul-Lisa Hartt

Songmaking-Writing the True Sound of Your Soul-Lisa Hartt | Singing & Songwriting | Scoop.it
Lisa Hartt has been a singer songwriter and sound maker for over 45 years. Raised in Montreal, Lisa is a Juno award nominee for "Starwatcher" The Lisa Hart Bands first album.
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This is an interview about my 4 week songwriting program, part of a 20 week Vocal Program develped by Voice3 who are Lisa Hartt, Ann-Marie Boudreau and Hazel Walker.

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Healing Harmonies: Testing the Power of Music to Improve Senior ...

Healing Harmonies: Testing the Power of Music to Improve Senior ... | Singing & Songwriting | Scoop.it
A seniors' community choir rehearses at the Mission Neighborhood Centers. Over the next four years, a dozen such choirs will be created around San Francisco as part of a UCSF research project exploring whether singing ...
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Seniors respond to music so well and it allows the memories to center on pleasant and inspiriational ideas rather than regrets. It is healthy for the mind.

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The Spiritual Shift -- Do You Feel It?

The Spiritual Shift -- Do You Feel It? | Singing & Songwriting | Scoop.it
Now, if you haven't felt the spiritual shift yet, and want to know what it is in a nutshell, and don't care if I spoil it for you, here it is -- "oneness." (The Beatles were way ahead of their time singing about the spiritual shift and our connectedness...
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Now, if you haven't felt the spiritual shift yet, and want to know what it is in a nutshell, and don't care if I spoil it for you, here it is -- "oneness." That's right, it's about the "quality or state of being one," and what that means is that we are all connected. You might be thinking, "Is that it?" or "Wow, that's so cool!" or "Ah, so that's what The Beatles were saying in their song, 'I Am The Walrus' -- 'I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together.'" (For those of you who don't know it, look it up.)

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Will Neil Young's Pono Save Music Next Year? Believe It When You Hear It

Will Neil Young's Pono Save Music Next Year? Believe It When You Hear It | Singing & Songwriting | Scoop.it
Shakey's digital music service is set for early 2014 launch, but as for details, it's a weak harvest

Via Jérôme Rastoldo
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What do think of this new product? 

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Gordon Diver's curator insight, September 6, 2013 10:57 AM

Will this make an impact on your current favorites. 

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A New Strategy For Your Music

A New Strategy For Your Music | Singing & Songwriting | Scoop.it
Article by Lars Deutsch www.larsdeutsch.net  I have attended numerous events with titles such as “Which Brand Fits Your Band” or  "How To Get Your Song on TV", where experts talk about the right co...
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This works. this si the method we all used in the the so called " old days before ubiquitous home recording. Have a read and get playing to a live audience. Get some feedback. Hone your songs.

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Why Joining a Choir Is the Easiest Way to Make Yourself Happier

Why Joining a Choir Is the Easiest Way to Make Yourself Happier | Singing & Songwriting | Scoop.it
This essay is adapted from Imperfect Harmony: Finding Happiness While Singing With Others by Stacy Horn, out now from Algonquin Books. I used to think choir singing was only was for nerds and church people.
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Singing is such a surefire way of feeling good that even singing about death is life-enhancing, which is fortunate, because if you sing in a choir, you're going to be singing about death.

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Choirs 'synchronise heartbeats'

Choirs 'synchronise heartbeats' | Singing & Songwriting | Scoop.it
Choir singers not only harmonise their voices they also synchronise their heartbeats, a study suggests.
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Choir singers not only harmonise their voices, they also synchronise their heartbeats, a study suggests.

Researchers in Sweden monitored the heart rates of singers as they performed a variety of choral works.

They found that as the members sang in unison, their pulses began to speed up and slow down at the same rate.

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Peter Yarrow, of Peter, Paul & Mary, discusses five decades of storytelling ahead of Easton stop

Peter Yarrow, of Peter, Paul & Mary, discusses five decades of storytelling ahead of Easton stop | Singing & Songwriting | Scoop.it
Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey perform Friday night at the State Theatre.
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Alive And Awake » The Healing Power of Music

Alive And Awake » The Healing Power of Music | Singing & Songwriting | Scoop.it
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