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Improve your singing

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Improve Your Voice in 8 Singer-Friendly Steps

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Singing Boosts Your Brain

A Study by the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry suggests that musical people have better memory and executive function (the ability to stay focused on tasks, plan and have self-control) than those with less or no musicality. Singing is a very popular musical activity as it allows joining musical groups, such as choirs, without the need to learn a musical instrument.”

Read the whole article at:

Playing a musical instrument or singing in a choir may boost your brain – new study (theconversation.com)

So see, Elton John was right about singing in a choir.

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Sing Help Keep Your Mind Sharp

Sing Help Keep Your Mind Sharp

Lisa Rapaport wrote an article in Everyday Health explaining how singing may help keep your mind sharp.as it helps promote brain health as people grow older.

A study showed:   “We believe that playing an instrument or taking part in singing activities challenges the brain and builds connections in the brain that help it work better and protect it from damage later on,” says senior study author Anne Corbett, PhD, a professor of dementia research at the University of Exeter in England.”  “This is similar to learning a second language or taking part in other activities like daily crossword puzzles that constantly challenge the brain“, Dr. Corbett says.

Read Lisa’ article at:

Playing an Instrument or Singing Promotes Brain Health Into Old Age (everydayhealth.com)

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Happy Singing Combat The Winter Blues

Don’t be negative.  Sing and listen to others sing. Tell them how they are singing.

A kind comment makes my day.

This month from Sing Snap:

Combat The Winter Blues With A Kind Comment

As winter settles in and daylight dwindles, a subset of the population experiences a distinct shift in mood and energy levels. This annual occurrence, known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), sheds light on the profound link between the colder months and mental health challenges. Even on SingSnap negativity has a way of creeping into our lives, often disguised as unwarranted comments and judgments.

It can be easy to become all consumed with how one or a group of people may look at us in a negative light. However, adopting a positive mindset can be a game-changer for our overall well-being. The onus is truly on you to decide what you consider important and worthy of your mental space.

You can hyper focus on one person who does not enjoy you or you can find ways to shift focus onto things that fill your heart with joy. Surround yourself with people who uplift and inspire you.

One thing you can shift your focus to are all the positive, warm and fuzzy comments you receive. SingSnap members spend a copious amount of hours, listening, enjoying and commenting on recordings. Some of their comments truly give all kinds of warm feelings that would help combat those winter blues.

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Elton John’s Classical Training and Love of Singing in a Choir

Elton John’s Classical Training and Love of Singing in a Choir

hear what he has to say:

“Singing in a choir was incredible..”

“…such a moving experience”

https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cu2ESq0MIL3/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link&igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==

 

Sir Elton John: “I played Chopin and Mozart, Bach and Debussy… I am so grateful for my classical training.” 🎶❤️

The legendary pianist spoke to Classic FM’s @TimLihoreau in 2019 at the @royalacademyofmusic about his time there as a student.

 

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Just In heal Voice Webinar

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Lynn Singer
Lynn SingerLynn Singer• 2nd• 2ndHelping people transform and heal themselves through Voice🗣️| Featured on New York Times and BBC | Professor at Yale, NYU, T Schreiber Studios, The New School | Oscar Nominee, Emmy, Pulitzer Prize Winners Clients✨Helping people transform and heal themselves through Voice🗣️| Featured on New York Times and BBC | Professor at Yale, NYU, T Schreiber Studios, The New School | Oscar Nominee, Emmy, Pulitzer Prize Winners Clients✨

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Join us on a transformative journey of healing, growth, and empowerment in the “Heal your Voice, Heal your Body Live Webinar.” Led by Lynn Singer and co-host Theresa Charles, this webinar is designed for individuals who want to make an impact with their voice.

It offers tools and practices to heal and empower your speaking voice, helping you gain confidence and make a positive impact. Whether you’re a coach, artist, businessperson, speaker, or writer, this webinar is for you.

Discover the power of your voice, heal your body, and create lasting transformation. Don’t miss out on this opportunity. ✨

Drop any questions you have in the comments. We’ll make sure to give you the best solutions for your problems.

Date – 22 July, 2023
Time – 2:00pm EST

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Music as therapy

“Music can truly be therapy and help you get through the emotional roller coasters of life. Chances are, if you’re going through something that is putting your emotions on alert – someone else has been there before and sung about it!”-SingSnap newsletter 4/26/2023

It’s hard to remain sad when you are singing, even singing a sad song.   Neil diamond in his “Song Sung Blues” song expresses this thought.

Martha Graham, (Double Strung Harpist🎵 Certified Therapeutic Musician – CCM), on Instagram as HarpPeaceGiver gives examples of her therapy work with music.   here is one example:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CdFG5l7A7Xd/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link 

We can’t all play an instrument, but we all have our voice and can sing.

To entertain ourselves, we can sing when we are sad or happy, and give ourselves music therapy.

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Music Can Heal

Mark Taylor’s article tells some interesting things that Dr. Viskontas has to say about it and refers to her new book on the subject.

The Healing Power of Music and the Arts | SFCM

Music has power. The power to connect us, heal us, and change us for the better. That’s one of the main messages from opera singer, SFCM professor, and neuroscientist Dr. Indre Viskontas. Dr. Viskontas has her Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience from UCLA, and M.M. degree in vocal preformance from SFCM. She also recently released a book called, “How Music Can Make You Better,” and compiled a special white paper on the crucial and positive effects on children involved in music.

The Healing Power of Music and the Arts

Indre Viskontas on the Intersection of Music and Neuroscience | SFCM

It’s worth following the links and reading.

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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.

SingingASong.net | SINGING IS FUN AND HEALTHY

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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