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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

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.

The New science of singing together:

Benefits discussed in this article: pain management, improved immune system, stimulating memory, and more.

My mother at 96 could remember and sing songs of her youth and sang to nurses and visitors alike during her last months which kept her mentally alert.  It works at assisted living homes, when all join in with the singing, which amplifies the benefits because of it being group 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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