Music Helps Me

Posted by Parus @parus, Oct 13, 2017

At times music can be helpful. I like the group Anthem Lights…A new discovery for me when I was perusing youtube. A Capella has always been my thing. I love to sing!!!!!

@hopeful33250

Just had to share this Youtube video with you all to lift your spirits. This comes from Great Ormond Street Hospital in the UK where many children are awaiting a transplants. This is a song dedicated to those children. This is a good sing-along song for all of us! https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=lQ_TdIqNsqI

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WOW!!!! What a boost on several levels!!! Thank you @hopeful33250

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@parus

WOW!!!! What a boost on several levels!!! Thank you @hopeful33250

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@parus I'm glad you enjoyed it. It really lifted my spirits as well!

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Hello everyone, I thought it'd be a great time to check in on how music is impacting your lives since you last posted. Personally, music has provided me some immense comfort in some stressful times recently and it would be great to hear some of your experiences.

@peach414144 @parus and @cherriann have there been any moments where a particular song or music in general has lifted your spirits or calmed you down?

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@ethanmcconkey This morning it was classical and it improved my spirits. I have been busy with paper mache and the classical station helped speed things along. Accomplished a lot and this helps the spirits too!!! Thanks for asking. The last rhizotomy worked a number on me. Starting to feel some relief and enjoying music again. Turn your radios on to your favorite station and hopefully get a lift.

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@ethanmcconkey

Hello everyone, I thought it'd be a great time to check in on how music is impacting your lives since you last posted. Personally, music has provided me some immense comfort in some stressful times recently and it would be great to hear some of your experiences.

@peach414144 @parus and @cherriann have there been any moments where a particular song or music in general has lifted your spirits or calmed you down?

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@ethanmcconkey Music has always played a big part in my life. I like so many genres of it, and have a large collection of CDs. They get used in my craftroom, so I have to get up every so often to change out a disc. My husband ripped many of them along with many of his, onto a stick that plays randomly in my car. Most of the music has imprinted on me, and a piece might take me back to where I was/with who/places when it plays. Yesterday in my car coming back from the closest larger town [a half hour drive] I had Chakra Suite by Anugama playing, normally something reserved for meditation. But I realized it was perfect, driving into and through very dense fog on the mountain passes. It took the nervous edge off driving narrow lanes with large trucks.
Ginger

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@ethanmcconkey

Hello everyone, I thought it'd be a great time to check in on how music is impacting your lives since you last posted. Personally, music has provided me some immense comfort in some stressful times recently and it would be great to hear some of your experiences.

@peach414144 @parus and @cherriann have there been any moments where a particular song or music in general has lifted your spirits or calmed you down?

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@ethanmcconkey I was just getting ready to put Pavarotti on. I love to play it loud. 😄

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I want to post a thought re music in our lives. I get triggered to my past with most music so I try not to listen to it. But I have a story about my jazz fanatic music lover husband. As you may already know, he is now disabled with lung and heart issues. He's never played an instrument in his life. The short version of this is that he just bought a used saxophone. It will arrive next week. He is gonna watch you tube videos to learn how to play it. He is 64! With asthma. He is doing this for his depression and anxiety related to disability and he has no hobbies other than listening to music he certainly can't play. Since doing this, his entire mental state is changing . He's home all day and now he can be home with his saxophone and he can use his OCD issues in a good way. I wanted to share his story in case this idea might catch a music lover who wishes they could play. And there's no age limit.

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I need to add to that story. We live in a small town in cowboy country. No music not even a movie theater. A tourist town. Healing sulfur springs and mountains. We are both city people. He assumed he could never even find a music teacher of course. Pot dispensaries everywhere. But nothing for creativity like writing groups or music . Our own interests.
However, the universe works in strange ways. So does God. Turns out our next door neighbor is a music teacher at middle school.
Turns out she has a side job giving private music lessons. And guess what she teaches. Yup. Alto sax. There's a lesson here somewhere.

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Oh, and the music teacher has asthma like my husband and is gonna teach him breathing techniques so he can play

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@georgette12

I want to post a thought re music in our lives. I get triggered to my past with most music so I try not to listen to it. But I have a story about my jazz fanatic music lover husband. As you may already know, he is now disabled with lung and heart issues. He's never played an instrument in his life. The short version of this is that he just bought a used saxophone. It will arrive next week. He is gonna watch you tube videos to learn how to play it. He is 64! With asthma. He is doing this for his depression and anxiety related to disability and he has no hobbies other than listening to music he certainly can't play. Since doing this, his entire mental state is changing . He's home all day and now he can be home with his saxophone and he can use his OCD issues in a good way. I wanted to share his story in case this idea might catch a music lover who wishes they could play. And there's no age limit.

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@georgette12 How true. There are no age limits.

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@georgette12

Oh, and the music teacher has asthma like my husband and is gonna teach him breathing techniques so he can play

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@georgette12 Wow!! Talk about synchronicity, right? How cool an example it this?
Ginger

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@johnbishop

Just listened to a Facebook post by two Mayo doctors with musical talent and a third doctor recording the session…awesome singing and piano. Hopefully you can see Facebook posts.

When you’re feeling lowAnd there’s no one aroundWhen it looks like it’s overAnd life’s got you downHold on to me…

Posted by Elvis Francois on Monday, March 12, 2018

It's also a few places on the Internet.

Rochester Doctor Lifts Up the City "When It's Feeling Low"
http://1039thedoc.com/rochester-doctor-lifts-up-city-when-its-feeling-low/

John

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@johnbishop WOW!! I missed this one. Worth the share with others.

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@georgette12

I want to post a thought re music in our lives. I get triggered to my past with most music so I try not to listen to it. But I have a story about my jazz fanatic music lover husband. As you may already know, he is now disabled with lung and heart issues. He's never played an instrument in his life. The short version of this is that he just bought a used saxophone. It will arrive next week. He is gonna watch you tube videos to learn how to play it. He is 64! With asthma. He is doing this for his depression and anxiety related to disability and he has no hobbies other than listening to music he certainly can't play. Since doing this, his entire mental state is changing . He's home all day and now he can be home with his saxophone and he can use his OCD issues in a good way. I wanted to share his story in case this idea might catch a music lover who wishes they could play. And there's no age limit.

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@georgette12

I used to teach piano, and I had several people who were 70+. They were fun to teach, and to listen to. They had great stories. That's one reason I volunteered for Hospice. One student did vaudeville with her family. Another one was the daughter of the founder of the Mentholatom company. He sent his brother to check out a product that another company started to market, with the possible intention of buying them out. He returned later and told his brother that the product would never be any competition. Boy, was he wrong! The product was Vicks.

I found that senior students were much more motivated and interested than the kids whose parents made them take lessons.

Jim

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@georgette12

I need to add to that story. We live in a small town in cowboy country. No music not even a movie theater. A tourist town. Healing sulfur springs and mountains. We are both city people. He assumed he could never even find a music teacher of course. Pot dispensaries everywhere. But nothing for creativity like writing groups or music . Our own interests.
However, the universe works in strange ways. So does God. Turns out our next door neighbor is a music teacher at middle school.
Turns out she has a side job giving private music lessons. And guess what she teaches. Yup. Alto sax. There's a lesson here somewhere.

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@georgette12 God does work in mysterious ways Thanks for that story . Hope your husbands enjoying the sax

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@jimhd

@georgette12

I used to teach piano, and I had several people who were 70+. They were fun to teach, and to listen to. They had great stories. That's one reason I volunteered for Hospice. One student did vaudeville with her family. Another one was the daughter of the founder of the Mentholatom company. He sent his brother to check out a product that another company started to market, with the possible intention of buying them out. He returned later and told his brother that the product would never be any competition. Boy, was he wrong! The product was Vicks.

I found that senior students were much more motivated and interested than the kids whose parents made them take lessons.

Jim

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@jimhd Although this thread of conversation is about music, your comment about senior students hit home for me. My dad started oil and watercolor painting at age 80, and was pretty danged good! In my literacy tutoring, I find the older students are the best ones for the same reasons you stated. Here's to fine arts and motivation!
Ginger

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