#nablopomo #nablopomoed Blog A Day 27 Singing

#nablopomo #nablopomoed  Blog A Day 27 Singing…

 

…heals.

Singing heals.

Now that probably isn’t a proven fact, but there are people working on that. I discovered AIRS: Advancing Interdisciplinary Research into Singing, one of whose themes is singing and health. Music therapy helps patients restore their spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical health, according to Laurel Young, one of the AIRS researchers.

Stacy Horn found studies showing singing decreases feelings of depression and loneliness.

And although meta-data analysis of many music related research studies found flaws in methodology, SLATE still reports that singing makes us happy.

 

I can’t sing, but I do. I love listening to those who can: how do they do that? And I know that singing makes me feel better.

So. As the holidays come and into the blues of winter, be sure to find time to sing: chase those blues away!

 

Resources:

Hayes School of Music; Appalacian State University: Middle School

Sight Singing Originals (North Carolina)

Music Education Lessons from TeAchnology

Chaos Minute in Middle School by Dale Duncan

Tuesday Music Elementary Lessons

Peter Yarrow’s Operation Respect: Don’t Laugh At Me

Raffi on Pandora

Raffi: Tweet Me Right

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