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Benefits of group singing

There are benefits of group singing.

What are some?

A sense of unity, improves mental alertness. Improved blood circulation and an oxygenated blood stream allow more oxygen to reach the brain.(this improves mental alertness, concentration, and memory), bonding, fun, happiness, learning to work together in unison with others has many more benefits.  Go to the following sites and books that out line those benefits.

Singing Health Benefits: 11 Surprising Reasons It’s Good for You

https://takelessons.com/live/singing/health-benefits-of-singing

A Stacy Horn outlines her adventure in group singing in a book:

When writer Stacy Horn was 26 years old, she was divorced and miserable. So she decided to audition for the Choral Society of Grace Church in New York. Horn made the cut and joined the community choir as a soprano.

She chronicles her 30 years with the group in a new memoir, Imperfect Harmony: Finding Happiness in Singing With Others. She talks with NPR’s Ari Shapiro about how singing made her life more bearable.

Daniel Levitin, psychology professor at McGill University, and author of This Is Your Brain on Music, joins the conversation to explain the science of group singing.

https://www.npr.org/2013/06/03/188355968/imperfect-harmony-how-chorale-singing-changes-lives

The New science of singing together:

https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/science_of_singing

So whether at church, the ball park (National Anthem) or in your family, or with friends at a party of elsewhere, singing with others is a good thing.

Catch you later and keep singing.

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Make music by singing

We can make our own music by singing even to ourselves.

And there are health benefits.

I received the following email today:

Hi Jay,

My name is Will tottle, I am an editor at My Audio Sound (https://www.myaudiosound.co.uk).

I just wanted to send you a quick email to let you know that I recently published a very comprehensive blog post titled “ How Music Helps with Mental Health – Mind Boosting Benefits of Music Therapy” While browsing your site, I noticed you linked to a same topic – page from this page http://singingasong.net/2013/12/.

I believe my piece is more comprehensive, (Almost 6000 words – 10 hours of research & writing) updated and quotes trustable sources.

Given your experience I would love to know your opinion on the article. And if you’ll find it useful, please consider referencing it from your post, or perhaps mentioning it in your future writing.

Here is the link for your review:
https://www.myaudiosound.co.uk/music-therapy-benefits/

Thanks in advance for your time

Will Tottle
https://www.myaudiosound.co.uk

A great article.

You should study it.

And keep singing of course.

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searches for “Is singing healthy?” ” Is singing Fun?”

Today I did 2 online searches for “Is singing healthy?” ” Is singing Fun?”
I found all of these listings on the first page of each search.
My site even showed up on one first page. I’ve highlighted it.
http://singingasong.net/

Why Singing is Good for Your Health – Dr. Ben Kim
drbenkim.com/articles-singing-for-health.htm
Looking for a fun way to get and stay healthy? Try singing on a regular basis. But not any old singing will do. The kind of singing that will provide you with significant health benefits has…
How Singing Improves Your Health (Even if Other People …
www.sixwise.com/…06/07/how_singing_improves_your…
Singing can boost your immune system and sense of well-being, while reducing stress and pain.
10 Tips for a Healthy Voice – Live Science
https://www.livescience.com/…ips-healthy-voice.html
10 Tips for a Healthy Voice. … so it is very important when you’re speaking or singing to think about what people are really hearing.
# is singing healthy – FREE Singing Tips Video
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@ is singing healthy best Singing Lessons near me ★★ [ IS SINGING HEALTHY ]. Learn vocal exercises & performance tips Today! (BEST TIP)
# is singing healthy |Become A Better Singer
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Mar 30, 2018 | @ is singing healthy Like these Singing Lessons ★★ [ IS SINGING HEALTHY ]. Online Courses in Singing Techniques Try! (90+ millions of people visits)
# is singing healthy – FREE Singing Tips Video
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@ is singing healthy Make Your Voice Sound Better ★★ [ IS SINGING HEALTHY ]. Watch these free videos Today! (17+ millions of people download)
6 Ways Singing Is Surprisingly Beneficial To Your Health …
https://www.prevention.com/…lth-benefits-of-singing
There are some surprising health benefits linked to the practice of singing. … 6 Ways Singing Is Surprisingly Beneficial To … Surprisingly Beneficial To Your Health
Is singing healthy – Answers.com
www.answers.com/Q/Is_singing_healthy
Singing is indeed healthy. Physically, singing excersies facial, throat and vocal muscles, as well as the lungs, most important.
is singing healthy & 10 Minute Vocal Exercise
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31/03/18 | @ is singing healthy Easiest Way to Sing Better ★★ [ IS SINGING HEALTHY ]. This works if you actually try! (LEARN NOW)
Singing Changes Your Brain | TIME.com
ideas.time.com/2013/08/16/sing
Singing Changes Your Brain. Group singing has been scientifically proven to lower stress, relieve anxiety, and elevate endorphins

Why singing makes you happy – Telegraph
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/…g-makes-you-happy.html
Sing For Fun www.singforfun.co.uk runs weekends away on which you can combine a stay in a country house hotel with two days of singing tuition.
SingingASong.net | SINGING IS FUN AND HEALTHY
singingasong.net
To have fun, be healthy and maybe even earn some income from your passion to sing. Singing a Song: Its fun and healthy. … I said singing can be fun and healthy.
Singing is fun – Home | Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/singingisfun.cz
Singing is fun, Praha (Prague, Czech Republic). 458 likes · 17 were here. Individuální hodiny zpěvu pro děti i dospělé.Netradiční forma výuky za pomoci…
Singing Is Fun – YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/…l/UCDm1qVmokH4xhvzztejdg_w
Hello all! this YouTube channel brings you the song sung by newcomers. we are dedicated to promote and support unestablished new singers. keep listening keep…
Is Singing Still Fun? – Singing Lessons with Jeannie Deva …
www.jeanniedeva.com/page/853362
On a scale of one to ten, how would you rate your enjoyment of singing? Do you enjoy it more or less than at some time in the past? If you are enjoying it more, keep doing what you are…
Singing Changes Your Brain | TIME.com
ideas.time.com/2013/08/16/sing
Group singing, for those who have … Singing Changes Your Brain. Group singing has been scientifically proven to lower stress, … and certainly more fun …
Singing Quotes (260 quotes) – Goodreads
https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/singing
260 quotes have been tagged as singing: Ellen DeGeneres: ‘Have you ever heard somebody sing some lyrics that you’ve never sung before, and you realize yo…
Fun – Official Site
ournameisfun.com
Official website of American indie pop band FUN. Merchandise, tour dates, news and music. FUN. is Jack Antonoff, Andrew Dost and Nate Ruess.
Singin’ in the Rain (1952) – Trivia – IMDb
www.imdb.com/title/tt0045152/trivia
The “Singing in the Rain” number took all day to set up–and Gene Kelly … The final shot end scene with the Billboard for the fictional “Singin in the Rain”, …

https://unlockingthebible.org/2017/09/why-singing-matters/
This one is about the Biblical whys to sing religious songs.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/lifestyle/wellbeing/5050461/Why-singing-makes-you-happy.html
this one lists several links to other fun singing sites.

I haven’t checked all of these sites yet but am going to.

Singing is fun and healthy.Jay 3

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Alone? Then Sing.

Today I received a message from a man involved in a Karaoke site as am I.

In his profile is his philosophy about singing.

It bears repeating:

If you feel alone in the world …then sing
that’s the best thing to heal the Soul from loneliness….
and it keeps You healthy… sing sing sing…. and
freedom will come with you

(contact him: easy_hh  http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/member/easy_hh

HEHE- if u like my Songcreations tell your friends …i will have an ear on them…what about you… sometimes i am here in the chatroom ……i think  ich sing und DU triff mich auch in Paltalk gleicher Name
greetings from Hamburg –

find me in the other several communitys- skype or Paltalk in Germany…. same Nick or meet me in Paltalk in MY … Singingroom karaoke13 … Have a nice day…)

 

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What about losing your voice?

What about losing your voice?

You notice something wrong with your voice. What could you do?

This lady, Diana Yampolsky, has some answers:

https://vocalscience.blogspot.ca/search?q=Non-Surgical+Voice+Repair:++Change+what+you+can;+manage+what+you+cannot

She gives examples of professional singers who’ve dealt with problems.

Sometimes the vocal cords must get a rest.

A friend of mine is a school teacher and a singer with a lovely tenor voice.  A few years back he injured his vocal cords.  On doctor’s orders he could only whisper and not sing at all for several months until he healed.  Now his voice is back to normal.  Sometimes the vocal cords must get a rest.

“The smallest irritation and swelling of the surface of the vocal chords can cause the sound produced to change. Silence for a few days is a small price to pay for protecting an instrument that must last an artist a lifetime.”

What if you fall among cutthroats like Spencer W. Kimball did?

Spencer W. Kimball former apostle and President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints.  In early 1950, at age 55, Kimball, who had never smoked or used tobacco, began experiencing persistent hoarseness and, after a physical examination, underwent abiopsy of a white spot in his throat. The biopsy caused some brief voice impairment, and indicated that Kimball had a throat infection but not cancer.[53] In late 1956, Kimball’s hoarseness returned, coupled with occasional bleeding in the back of his throat.   Kimball’s physician sent him to New York City to meet with Dr. Hayes Martin (1892–1977), an expert on cancers of the head and neck.[54] Martin performed another biopsy, which indicated “borderline malignancy“, and in early 1957 Martin recommended immediate surgery.[55] Kimball had neglected to seek approval from church president David O. McKay regarding his 1957 biopsy, a procedure which in the 1950s could itself cause permanent vocal damage. He felt that as an apostle he should have sought McKay’s approval before undergoing surgical procedures which could render him incapable of fulfilling apostolic duties.[56] McKay stated that he believed Kimball could still serve as an apostle even if he underwent a complete laryngectomy, and advised him to go forward with the procedure. Martin subsequently surgically removed one of Kimball’s vocal cords and half of the other, leaving him barely able to speak above a hoarse whisper.[57] After several weeks of enforced silence, Kimball slowly recovered, and by November 1957 was allowed by his physician to resume speaking in public.[58] Kimball’s voice remained raspy throughout the rest of his life, and he usually wore an ear-mounted microphone to help magnify his voice, even when speaking at normal microphone-equipped pulpits.

Diana tells of a (singer) woman’s surgery and the results:

https://vocalscience.blogspot.ca/2017/07/embarking-on-your-vocal-drive.html

She ends her article by saying, “Don’t treat it lightly if the vocal injury has already occurred. And don’t fool yourself thinking that it will go away by itself or will miraculously get better. Try to solve your vocal problems non-surgically first. If it is too late for that, embark on that surgery, but definitely address the post-surgical care and change your voice application from the one existing before the injury.”

And that you should take control to regain your voice.

And all this so you can keep singing.

 

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Tom Bertram’s music to overcome suffering

Today a Tweet message came in.
Tom Bertram

“Hey, How are things with you? I am raising donations/awareness for a campaign I’m running to help end suffering for people through music. This comes from, as you may know, me having a heart attack at 17 and suffering from depression, anxiety and panic attacks after having my pacemaker put in. I truly believe compelling songs help people, music is on all the time. So after spending some time with Tony Robbins I realised I now have a gift and a purpose, I can create music to help people. If you agree with this message I’m trying to spread I humbly ask you if you could help spread awareness on this tweet which has a video and donations page: . This will truly help, I have no record label so to give this song a shot at being mainstream and reaching as many people as possible I need to raise funds in the campaign pages to be able to get it attention. Thanks so much for reading jay . I hope you can help me spread love and passion in the world :)”

Tom’s video tells what he is doing.   A GoFundMe thing.

And Patreon.com/tombertram

Give him a listen to.

Thanks.

And keep singing.

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Music and Pain

 

Music and Pain

I read an article about music’s effects on pain.

Music as Precision Medicine: Could Music Take the Place of Drugs?

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/music-precision-medicine-could-take-place-drugs-azeem-azhar

A man on a singing site said when he sings the pain isn’t noticed.

Over come #pain with #singing?

 

The same day I read the article, I spoke to a lady who said she’d been in music her whole like and it didn’t help the pain.

Well, helps some people and some not.

What has been your experience?

Send your responses to: beachamj82@yahoo.com

Here’s what the recently departed Lynn Fancher said about it on her SingSnap Karaoke profile:

Lynn Fancher of California
Hi my name is Lynn …..First I will tell you I am in a wheelchair as I have a crippling disease and I can not walk ….they also discovered I have had Multiple Sclerosis since 1991…I am very independent and music is part of my pain therapy ….. When I sing some will tell me I have a great vibrato ..but its not really vibrato ….My disease was discovered first in my left vocal chord and just recently this year 2013 in my right vocal chord …..and it has given me my very own style of singing ….I have been musical since the age of 5 when I did my first solo in a play ……….I played piano , cello and clarinet and organ all by ear ..I can not read notes . My music instructor would play the music to me and I would play it back …it landed me a place in my high school orchestra LOL but ..I have always had an ear for tone ……I started as a listener on another karaoke site called Ksolo ..after they closed down all my favorite singers who I have always admired came here to Sing Snap ….and they all helped to inspire me to sing …….I have some wonderful talented friends here from all over the world and they are all apart of my heart ….Music heals our souls I truly believe that …..Its the best feeling to be a part of so many here that love singing as much as I do
Died August 8,2017

“You Don’t Own Me (Piano)” Her last SingSnap recording.
By SugarBears 52 In the Style Of Grace
113 Views 43 Comments +
Audio Recorded on Jul 9, 2017 at 6:17pm
I’m tried …not feeling well but singing helps Thanks for dropping in. Love my SS friends Lynn

 

 

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Vocal Training, Repair, Insurance

I just read about insuring one’s voice.

Never heard about that before.

This is interesting.

Do you need training or repair of your voice.

Here is a place where a lady teaches, helps, trains, discusses these things.

You should look at her site.

Here is a little:

Singing Lessons, Vocal Coaching, Non-Surgical Voice Repair, Based out of Toronto

Unique Vocal Coaching
Vocal Science is a holistic approach that specializes in accelerated vocal development. It allows speakers and singers to improve vocal clarity, projection, and pitch while learning how to sing and or speak in a way that protects their vocal anatomy for life.
Non-Surgical Voice Repair
Do you find your voice feels sore after a performance or a long day at work? Are you worried you might be losing your voice? Already lost it? Considering surgery? STOP!!! WE CAN HELP!
Speech Development Program
The Total Communicator program takes on a revolutionary approach to voice mechanics, significantly improving verbal communication. We specialize in speech therapy, treatment of vocal disorders and speech impediments.
Healthy Voice Workshops
Vocal Science Exploratory Group Sessions (Vocal Interactive Workshops) for all speakers and singers and for those with voice issues.
Founded by Diana Yampolsky: World Renouned Non-Surgical Voice Repair Specialist – Master Voice/Vocal Coach – Vocal Technician – Safe & Professional Vocal Performance Consultant.

Based in Toronto Canada, Ms. Yampolsky’s coaching concentrates not just on the voice, but on the performer as a whole. Her approach can boost stage confidence by improving the voice’s range, pitch and power. She believes that a singer has 25% natural talent, while 75% of a singer’s performance relies on technical training. Her special exercises enable the singer to meet any combinations of pitch and duration of sound. Ms. Yampolsky views the body as an instrument whose quality of well being determines the quality of sound produced and recognizes that the voice is a reflection of the ‘inner self.’ All courses are customized to the unique needs of each individual singer and program the brain using visualization and vocal repetition. The Vocal Science (TM) Method alleviates strain on vocal cords and develops proper use of facial and abdominal muscles while stressing posture.

http://www.vocalscience.com/

Like I said interesting stuff.

check it out.

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Meet Ernie Doose Sing2live

Meet
Ernie Doose
Executive Director at Artistic Resource for Teachers and Student
Greater Salt Lake City AreaNonprofit Organization Management
Current
A.R.T.S., Inc., The DiFiore Center, Sing2Live

President/CEO
Sing2Live
2013 – Present (4 years)St. George, UT
Everyone has a story to tell. Like it or not we are not alone in this world. We can make the world a better place when we give of ourselves.

Everyone can sing. Even if someone has told you that you can’t sing, you can sing. Singing is something that you create and literally share with others. You create the sound. It starts in your heart and resonates throughout your body and comes out your mouth. The sound is sent to the listener, taken into their body through their ears and resonates throughout their body and ends in their heart.

We can affect everyone who hears us. We all have a story to tell. That story is of Encouragement, Hope, and You Can Beat This.

www.sing2live.org
(NOTICE: This domain name expired on 1/3/2017 and is pending renewal or deletion.)
He can always be reached at:
http://difiorecenter.org/

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A re-post from 2009

 

1st Posted on 25 Apr 2009 | Tagged as: blog

 April 25, 2009

Last year in July, I started on the karaoke available here on My Space.
I did the ten free songs. One I re-did.  I’ve gotten some nice compliments and some more critical too. But as I wrote on July 11, 08, this is for fun not to try to impress anyone. I’ll probably pay for a year when I can afford to and try some more.
And singing can be fun.
The computer I now have actually plays the recordings so I can listen to other great singers and even some not so great. But like I said then if you’ve got the guts to try, that says a lot.
I hate auditions. Let me explain. Once I did an audition for a college group. I passed the first one and then for the second one I changed songs. A mistake I’m sure. I didn’t really like the rules of the group.  And even though the group represented the university, students were the judges. They were kind but the audience, mostly the girls would have stoned me I’m sure had rocks been available. I didn’t get in but lost no tears over it.
Still I dislike auditions as generally the director of, say a play, picks who he or she wants or thinks will fit the part. I know this having been a director myself..
At another college audition, a non-singer got a singing part because the director had promised him a part. The funny thing about that was that at the performance time many of the fine singers had the flu and sounded worse than the non-singer did. But the play’s several showings went well anyway inspite of some less than perfect warbling.
Fast forward to 2009, I was very impressed with Susan Boyle and Paul Potts on Britains’s Got Talent. They both proved what I’ve always said: “Many of the best singers, male and female, and actors and actresses will never get the chance to be known by the world.” Its great that they got their chance.
Also on that series, a trio of young girls (Soul something or other) started but were stopped by the judges who exclaimed that they were very bad. And they did this in a less than kind fashion. The one girl admitted that they were perhaps bad but that their rude handling by the judges was not right. I agree. I think that it would take a lot of courage to go onto a TV broadcast and before an audience of 4000.  This should have at least brought an acknowledgement of their bravery if nothing else.
The girl had another good point, Wouldn’t it be great if the judges there or in any such thing, performed something to show that they had a right to judge?
I’ve been to karaoke nights where when things are slow or not very good, the DJ will do a song or two to demonstrate how it can be done. They are always very good but of course they do have an advantage having heard the arrangement and practiced before showing up that night, where the audience members have no clue what is even available before that evening.
A member of the Master Singers, a male chorus I belong to, and his wife stopped me at the Boy Scout Expo this morning to ask why I was missing practices. I’ve been busy with Lincoln Shows and my own storytelling-singing shows. Sunday we are to sing in a Church service. Not having practiced, I’ll not go.
I have been invited to join the Southern Utah Heritage Choir by two of its members. That’s twice in a week. They go to Singapore in October to sing. It would be fun. But what with dues, travel costs and lost wages,etc.(I can sing in the church choir for free).

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