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Stress, Pain, Worry? Music

A friend who has been ill while helping a sick daughter and trying to run her house and her daughter’s at the same time wrote me today and said life had been hectic which has prevented her from listening in to our favorite karaoke site recordings, said:

“…. still waiting to be called in for surgery. getting a little worse by the day and more painful so I’ve been slacking lol…I’ll listen …tonight once everyone is in bed and I have a few moments….”

My response was the following:

I can understand about life’s demand. sorry about the pain and delayed surgery.   Bee Armstrong of Louisiana is my Si ng Snap patron. Though she doesn’t work at nursing now, she has for years been an in-home health nurse to the elderly. And she understands the benefits of music and health. For years she’s used Sing Snap song recordings to benefit her elderly and infirm patients.

Also, a sister-in-law of my younger brother is a music therapist for the elderly.

Martha M. Graham

Double Strung Harpist🎵Clinical Musician Intern [Harp Therapy]🎶 Retired USAF Spouse✈️ LDS📖 Healed CFS w/plants🌱GF Vegan/WFPB🍉Passionate health foodie

Go to her Instagram page and listen to some of her harp playing.

Martha M. Graham (@harppeacegiver) • Instagram photos and videos

a song link from her: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CdFG5l7A7Xd/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_linkHarp harp stock pictures, royalty-free photos & images

This will calm anyone down.

My song site singingasong.net tells about it too.


This article is a good one on the subject:

Benefits of music | SingingASong.net

One man told me that only music helped him cope with pain.


The same may work for you.
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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?


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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“Music Heals My Soul”

“Music Heals My Soul”


Today I listened to Lynn sing a song recording because she had listened and commented on a song recording that Les Thompson had made with me of Waltzing Matilda(Jan 26th is Australia Day commenorating the arrival of the Bristish fleet in Australia in 1788).  Well to pay her back for listening and commenting.

In reading her profile I learned she’s been ill and music, especially singing, has been of benifit to her.   So I asked her the following:

I read your profile and this: “Music heals our souls I truly believe that .”
I am wondering if you would mind explaining that for my readers on
If you agree to help, just message me here with what you’d like to say and I’ll incorporate it into the site.
Recently, a man who stutters wrote that I’d helpped him with a video I’d done about speaking and that was a good feeling.
I think singing does help our souls, our emotional and physical health.
I hope to help people with this site.
I know one SingSnapper who can hardly talk let alone sing and that because of a disability, but when he sings, which he enjoys, one can feel his spirit and to listen is enjoyable even though he’d be booed off of a talent show.
Thanks for considering this,

She replied:


By SugarBearsGOLD 

thank you for inviting me to your site …so many are here on sing snap are disabled in one way or another ….I am not good at typing as my hands are crippled but I will explain a little more about my self and why I use singing for pain therapy as I do not take opiates or any addictive drugs these doctors so easily hand out to so many disabled

I have a disease that mimics MS altho the mylon sheath is destroyed around all the nerves this disease cripples the body just like MS does …the disease is fairly new so tthey have no name for it just idiopathic and it mimics MS and there are others I have found that have it

I came down in 2006 with Diabetis II which my nurologist did not catch in time or inform me of so I lost my first leg in 2006 and begged to have my second one removed in 2007 because I had so much infection in my body

I could never use prostetics as everyone one asks me because my hands are to crippled to get them on the two legs I lost …so I live very independently in a power chair and I also drive what is called an enter van as I have a lock box which locks my power chair into the driveres side and my van and my power chair have become my life

I have loved music since I was very young ..I use to play the piano and celllo and the organ …but since my disease has taken that all away from me …I sing even tho my disease was found in my left vocal chord …I still sing

I have been a fighter all my life fighting my way back out of hospitals and rehabs to get back to my indepent life

I am in constant pain which I call horrific inside sensations AS MY BODY is totally numb on the outside and its constant pain on the inside that there is nothing to subside the pain and I refuse to take opiates or addicting pain killers

What I have realized is when I am here singing …I can put that pain out of my head ……I strongly believe that music and singing have a calming way of healing the soul and always making me wanting to come back and sing …….there is a peaceful healing come over me when I sing …not that singing will ever heal what I have but it purifies my soul and spirit …I truly believe that

Just recently I have returned home after fighting a blood infection after being in the hospital and rehab for three months right thru thanksgiving and Christmas …the ifectious blood infection destroyed my kidneys so I am now on dialisis three days a week ..but this has not stopped me from coming back to where I love the people and the music and love to sing

If you can find a way to keep smiling and fighting and stay strong …..Music is a peaceful calm for everyone out there no matter what you have …if you have music in your heart …..you will always have a smile and a good lookout on life ….

This I hope will help everyone out there who is struggling in life …be strong and keep singing …as well as meeting people who know what you deal with in everyday life …..no one knows or understands disability until they become disabled themselves …and that is why I bond so well with people who understand Pain

Hugs and Love to all the sinsnap members and singers

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Over come #pain with #singing?

Can pain be overcome with singing?

Today a man named Drayton L of British Columbia listened to one of my songs recordings on Singsnap, an online Karaoke site. To pay him back for his kindness, I listened to one of his recordings and then two more.  He sings very well.

I learned that he once made his living singing.   Wouldn’t that be fun to do?

He’d been stopped by a serious surgery and said that singing helped him.

Well, I wrote him and asked if he’d like to contribute to this site and tell his experience with singing since the surgery.

Here is his reply:

“Certainly Jay 
Singing is probably one of the most potent and best medicines for whatever ails you. Twice, singing has brought back from the edge of a precipice.

The trouble started with a major operation on my spine. I was becoming a quadriplegic, and required a massive operation to repair my vertebrates C3-C7. There was a major screw up to the operation that took away my ability to eat and drink orally for two and a half years. I was fed through a tube in my stomach. What’s worse though is that it robbed me of my voice. I was a working singer at that time, working my way up that proverbial very long ladder to success. I had to go to a speech therapist to learn how to talk again, and then, to be able to sing. I’m still working at getting my voice back, but I think that ship has sailed, so I am happy with what I was allowed to have back.
Ever since that operation, I have had three subsequent operations and numbers four and five are being scheduled. I live with pain on a constant basis, and use morphine to try to get some relief. But it’s really not that bad, as I do have a secret weapon, and that is singing!

Why, you ask? Because when I sing, I leave my body and immerse myself into the song, and for a few minutes there is no pain. Only music. I have in fact been able to reduce the amount of morphine used when singing. 
Singing improves my spirits, which improves my outlook, and the first step to positive results is a positive mind. All I can tell you is that it has sure helped me.

Now some science advocates will say that this is not evidence.  Well, their science can’t feel what Drayton feels.  To me his witness will hold up  in any honest court.

I thanked him for sharing and hope that his experience will help others.

Well, until next time, keep singing.



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