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The Laughing Songs

The Laughing Songs

Laughing is healthy and there are songs that are laughing songs.
You may recall the one from the film Mary Poppins, “I Love to Laugh”.
That song levitated people into the air and even led to the oldest banker’s demise but he died happy.
The late and great cowboy singer, Gerald Gifford and his son Dean, sang another laughing song.
You can hear many different laughing songs on You tube.
The Laughing Song – George W. Johnson (1898)
The Laughing Song By George Younce is presented on several videos.
And do they levitate you?
Watch these videos about the science and health benefits of laughing.
@ https://curiosity.com/topics/why-laughter-is-the-best-medicine-HuIIvBKk/
links to 9 videos on You Tube

Why sing search results on the internet 10/26/2018:

Words of Wonder: What Happens When We Sing? | Desiring God
That’s why I always encourage leaders in the church to take time to sing a cappella, whether it’s a line, a verse, or an entire song. The sound that unites the church should be the sound of…

10 Great Reasons to Sing! – mindbodygreen
Forget about whether or not you think you can sing, here are some great reasons to do it anyway. 1. It’s good for your heart. Singing is an aerobic activity so beneficial for your heart and…

Why Sing? – Crosswalk.com
I will praise you with the harp for your faithfulness, my God; I will sing praise to you with the lyre, Holy One of Israel. My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you – I, whom you…

Kirk Franklin – Why We Sing – YouTube

Something About The Name Jesus – The Rance Allen Group, “Live From San Francisco” – Duration: 6:12. Pannellctp Traditional Gospel Music 617,056 views
Singing Changes Your Brain | TIME.com
When you sing, musical vibrations move through you, altering your physical and emotional landscape. Group singing, for those who have done it, is the most exhilarating and transformative of…

Why We Sing : 9Marks

Why We Sing

What should be clear in all three reasons for why we sing is that singing in church should be about the church singing—congregational singing. Perhaps choirs and soloists can be carefully…

13 Reasons Why We Sing In Worship – Beyond Sunday Worship
Singing Unifies the Church – Ever wonder why singing is the dominant art form in church? Singing is the easiest way to unify a large group of people. Singing is the easiest way to unify a…


Why I Sing | University Presbyterian Church

Why I Sing

Why I Sing It is hard to express the feeling when you finally get the note right, the timing is confident, you are immersed in a sea of sound, and the harmony is impeccable. You truly lose…

Five reasons why you should sing | The Express Tribune
Five reasons why you should sing Nation­al Health Servic­e in the UK to provid­e medica­l practi­tioner­s the option of “singin­g on prescr­iption.” By UMNIA SHAHID

Now you have the reasons to laugh and sing or sing a laughing song.
Go have fun and be healthy

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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.

Why Singing is Good for Your Health – Dr. Ben Kim
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 …
Singing can boost your immune system and sense of well-being, while reducing stress and pain.
10 Tips for a Healthy Voice – Live Science
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
@ 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
Mar 30, 2018 | @ is singing healthy Like these Singing Lessons ★★ [ IS SINGING HEALTHY ]. Online Courses in Singing Techniques Try! (90+ millions of people visits)
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6 Ways Singing Is Surprisingly Beneficial To Your Health …
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
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
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

Singing Changes Your Brain. Group singing has been scientifically proven to lower stress, relieve anxiety, and elevate endorphins

Why singing makes you happy – Telegraph
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.
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
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
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 …
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
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
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
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
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”, …

This one is about the Biblical whys to sing religious songs.

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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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:


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:


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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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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Singing changes the brain in positive ways

Through a Twitter connection, I came in contact with a fine video by an
Australian soprano who teaches about singing in a video.
Listen to her.

How singing together changes the brain: Tania de Jong AM at TEDxMelbourne

“My life’s passion, joy, and inspiration.

Tania de Jong AM makes the case that people singing together can change the brain. Pushing the idea that creativity is the strategic tool of the 21st century, she says how our voices have been silenced and that it’s not doing us any good. She explains how singing is a survival mechanism, how it makes our hearts beat together and can help heal strokes and depression.

With singing, and the potential she believes it has, Tania dedicates herself to enhancing and promoting ingenuity and founded Creativity Australia and Creative Universe to do so. As a leading Australian soprano and through ‘With One Voice’, Tania works with disadvantaged communities. In 2008 she was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for services to the arts and for the establishment and development of arts enrichment programs for schools and communities.


“My life’s passion, joy, and inspiration.”-Tania de Jong

Singing makes her happy and can make you and me happy too.

Until next time, keep singing.

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Does singing help one through hard times?

Today someone used a search engine term to get to a post: Over come pain with singing.

I referred it to Bee Armstrong:

By jaybeachamGOLD

Thank you.
Drayton L’s formula to Over come #pain with #singing?


By CajunQueenBeeSNAP-STAR



By jaybeachamGOLD

Me too.
May I quote you?


By CajunQueenBeeSNAP-STAR


How has singing helped you?

Email comment to beachamj82@yahoo.com

Until next time, keep singing.

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My fun Singing Story


My Song Story

My Song Story

Brendon Burchard, the Experts Academy guy says that a person’s story is very important in creating trust.

Okay, so then here is my singing story.

I was born in Santa Clara, Utah in 1950.
My parents both sang.
My father would soothe the cows temperament so that he could milk them.
(the cows took exception to my singing attempts while milking.)
My mother sang to entertain herself while working.
I Listened and learned.
We had an RCA Victrola in the living room with 78 and 45 rpm records and a radio.
I used it a lot and listened to the radio too.
The town I lived in had elementary school 1 through 6 grades.
With three teachers, 1 & 2, 3 & 4, and 5&6.
The 5th and 6th teacher was a man and the principle.
When I got to those grades it was taught by Arlo Hafen.
He said what one lacked in ability, one could compensate for with volume and gusto.
Everyone seemed to be musical.
His wife Ramona was my piano teacher.
We learned songs and sang for every occasion.
Church was one ward of the LDS faith.
We sang in Primary, Sunday School, Sacrament meeting, and other meetings.
Wednesday night was Mutual Improvement and the opening exercises always included song and song instruction and
plays with song were presented.
Every class group sang at Christmas, Easter, and on other occasions.
As a teenager, I even did a solo one evening of “Brother Can You Spare a Dime.”

I was a boy soprano.
And very good I think because people would turn around in church to listen to me and then tell me I was.
Once in a boys chorus, one of Arlo’s nephews (from a very musical family) said I was the best in the group.
He had a brother who had made a record with a group he was in.
And another brother with Downs Syndrome
He is the reason I don’t lead or direct music.
At 12, I was asked to direct the song in a meeting. Afterwards, this brother
informed me that I couldn’t lead. He was right. I couldn’t stay on the beat.
This boy was no dunce when it came to music.
Later in his life he attended the state school for the mentally challenged. While there he started a band.
He taught the other students to play the instruments and he lead them in some wonderful performances.

When I was 12 or 13, I was involved in a stake (a church term for a group of several wards-local units).
We were to perform in the St. George Pioneer Tabernacle at a stake conference.
(The Tabernacle had hosted the first Catholic Mass in St. George sung by the LDS ward choir under the direction of John Menzies MacFarlane, author of Far, Far Away On Judea’s Plains.)
Boys and girls from all the wards in the stake participated.
The director was a lady from the Gunlock Ward.
We had sung the song we were to perform through once and the director said someone sounded off.
We would sing it through again and she would listen and determine who was off.
We sang it again.
When done, all the boys around me pointed to me and said, “It’s Him! He’s off!”
The director said, “No, Jay was right on just two octaves below everybody else.”

And I had become a bass forever more.

St. George Tabernacle in the 1950s -1960s

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Feeling blue?

A friend from North Carolina just buried his 52 year old sister last week.

Today he emailed me:

Feeling blue….but sometimes we have to.

The song he sang and shared expressing his feelings is “GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE” 


I wrote back and referred a song or two that I’d made recordings of and referred him here to this site.

“It’s hard to stay down when one sings even a sad song.
and like Neil Diamond’s song Song Sung Blue puts it:
Singing is therapeutic.
http://singingasong.net/ check the blog posts
http://singingasong.net/?s=therapeutic )
Hope all is well with you.
It’s good to grieve and get out of your system early on.
Have a good week.”

Singing is good for the soul.

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Singing is calming to Animals


Singing is calming to Animals

This man puts puppies to sleep singing “Good Night Sweetheart, Good Night”


Just like a baby’s lullaby.

These French cows listen attentively to this jazz classic “When the Saints Come Marching in” and to Bill Bailey  https://youtu.be/lXKDu6cdXLI

A friend of mine used to own a dairy in Idaho and he tells that his cows gave more milk when jazz was played during milking time and would sway along in time to the music.

A Mariachi band have an attentive listener bowing when they finish:


From these videos one can link to other videos of animals that like our music.

I discussed this in greater detail at:


Catch you later,


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Benefits of singing

In the July 2015 issue of the SingSnap magazine is an article about the benefits of singing as a family or group that you may find of interest.


be sure to click the forward arrow on the right of the page in order to turn to page 2.

Keep singing.


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