Exploring Music's Complexities

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The Psychology of Music Preferences

The Psychology of Musical Preferences Do you believe that a peek into your music collection will provide clues as to your character? Do your musical preferences reveal inner thoughts and feelings?  Do you use music to manipulate your emotional states?  Not surprisingly, there are two distinctly different opinions on the subject. The first is that… Read More ›

Exploring the Role of Percussion Instruments

Exploring the Role of Percussion Instruments For a composition to be effective it must contain two of music’s basic elements – tone color (timbre) and dynamics.   These two elements contribute to the feeling of motion and movement in music.  Musical instruments provide the tone colors.  The combination of rhythm, melody, harmony, dynamics, tone color and… Read More ›

Music as a Complementary Therapy in Cancer

Music as a Complementary Therapy in Cancer Kristin S. Padilla, RN, BSN, RNC The C word.  Cancer.  It’s a word that none of us want to hear, especially if it involves a diagnosis of one’s self or loved ones.  It can be a very long battle and the treatment options (especially chemotherapy regimens) can be brutal.  During… Read More ›

tone color sets mood

What is it About Music? Tone Color

For a composition to be effective it must contain two of music’s basic elements – tone color and dynamics. They contribute to the feeling of motion and movement in music. Musical instruments provide the tone colors. The combination of rhythm, melody, harmony, dynamics, tone color and instruments form music.

Music Therapy is for the….Dogs???

Dogs Can Use Music Therapy Kristin S. Padilla, RN, BSN, RNC   More and more experts including music therapists, veterinarians and animal behaviorists, say “yes,” music therapy is beneficial to animals Several studies over the years demonstrate that animals of varying species most definitely can and do experience stress and agitation.  This comes as no… Read More ›

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