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Music, Healing and Harmony Paperback – December 2, 2010
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The information in this book was extremely valuable. It's written in a clear and easy to read format. I'd recommend it to anyone who believes in the power of music. --Daniel Shea
About the Author
Sally Fletcher is a professional musician harpist, organist, pianist and teacher. She has recorded eight CDs of harp music. All of her CDs can be found on Amazon. She has also been a biofeedback therapist and yoga instructor, but no matter what her career or circumstances, she always returns to music. Sally is fascinated by the research that shows physical and behavioral results from music the happenings between the brain, body and music. She knows that certain tones and types of music can be used for specific problems or to achieve certain results. She also believes that each person is unique, so it is wise to learn about these studies and opinions then use our own judgment in selecting music. She hasn t included a list of specific titles and CDs because often just the enjoyment of music any music can do wonders. Today she spends her time as a performer and teacher of music. She loves to share her music, which is healing, inspiring and beautiful, both for her and for others.
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Sally Fletcher has written an interesting and easily read little book that explains some of the applications, theories and studies that relate to how music can influence our moods, minds and health. The book reads as if the reader were sitting in a room with the author discussing how music might be better utilized in life. Sure we've always known music is fun but did you know that the type of music you listen to can help you learn? heal? relax?
The facts and figures in the book are pulled together with experience and history which keeps the book from reading like a lecture. The author has also broken the subject into thirteen sections and added musical quotes which helps with readability. After reading the book, there were a ton of musical experiments I wanted to try at home. I was motivated and enlightened by the content of Ms Fletcher's book.
If you are not fond of a litany of study results, you might want to skip reading 'Music: Healing and Harmony' (I happen to love study results) But that's about all the negative I can come up with. If this subject interests you at all, you should find this book interesting, readable and short enough to hold your attention.
I particularly liked the many quotes scattered throughout the book, like this one: "Many say that life entered the human body by the help of music, but the truth is that life itself is music." --Hafiz
Highly recommended, even if you don't think you're interested in music, you'll learn a lot.
that it will increase your enjoyment of music in general.