I came across an article by
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.”
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So see, Elton John was right about singing in a choir.
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.
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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.
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”
Sir Elton John: “I played Chopin and Mozart, Bach and Debussy… I am so grateful for my classical training.” 🎶❤️
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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.
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Date – 22 July, 2023
Time – 2:00pm EST
“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:
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.
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
It’s worth following the links and reading.