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Your Playlist Can Change Your Life: 10 Proven Ways Your Favorite Music Can Revolutionize Your Health, Memory, Organization, Alertness and More Paperback – Bargain Price, January 1, 2012
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"Worthy of your attention...Your Playlist Can Change Your Life gets the reader-learner directly involved in the processes of choosing and then using music to enhance your life." - New York Journal of Books
"This title lends a psychologist's perspective to a common behavior-well worth the purchase." - Library Journal
"This is a book that speaks to the music lover in all of us and offers a natural way to a better you simply by listening." - Music-Draconia.net
"Interesting read about how music can change the way the brain works in different situations." - Book Faery Reviews
"Your Playlist Can Change Your Life offers a wealth of unforgettable information on how to use music as a secret weapon against stress; it's an effective tool for improving your quality of life in many areas. As a proponent of stress management, I found the book to be an engaging and informative read that I would excitedly recommend." - About.com
"The authors of "Playlist" go further. They argue that music's benefits hold for everyone and that if we queue up our tunes with care they'll lift our mood, reduce anxiety, raise motivation, help us work out better and even fight off depression and insomnia." - Los Angeles Times
"According to the three psychologist-authors of a new book, Your Playlist Can Change Your Life, everyone can benefit from a little makeshift music therapy, which can lift our mood, reduce anxiety, raise motivation, help us work out better and even fight depression and insomnia. No drugs necessary; just a little strategic iPod shuffling." - iVillage.com
"This book is a must read for any music fan." - WebPro News.com
"This book is a useful tool that will explain the many ways to choose a playlist, how to use your playlists to perform at your optimal best, relieve stress, anxiety, and improve your mood." - Today Show
About the Author
Galina Mindlin, MD, PhD, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University, is the founder of BMT (Brain Music Therapy). Don DuRousseau, BS, MBA, is founder/CEO of Human Bionics Llc., and executive director of Peak Neurotraining Solutions, Inc. www.peaknt.com Joseph Cardillo, PhD, professor, is a top-selling author in holistic psychology and mind-body medicine. www.brainmusictreatment.com
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I get it now. I think we all knew that Baroque music synced up nicely with calmer brainwaves and so forth, but I only understood how a handful of songs changed my physiology. Now my playlists will be made with more care and intention.
The book, just as a read, is fascinating. There's not a lot of new information, but it's a good, solid, fun read and will enlighten and enthuse even the worst skeptic.
By the way, I live at the end of a cul de sac in Southern California where two major highways meet, and even at midnight can hear bass coming from cars. God knows how that noise is affecting the drivers and passengers. If anybody reading this actually knows somebody who blasts out rap and hip hop, I'd honestly like to hear from them.
The book gives detailed instructions about how to accomplish what you want considering how you are feeling at the time, and backs up their suggestions with sound psychology and an understanding of how the brain functions. It seemed like a little too much for me to try to accomplish a playlist for all the categories the book discusses, so I wrote my own list based on their recommendations of how to choose a song or a playlist, and am having great success with my efforts.
The book really does present the information in a clear, concise way with great suggestions on how to accomplish your goals and I found the information concerning how our brains, minds, and feelings are influenced by where we are at anytime. I would recommend the book to anyone trying to come up with a playlist for any occasion or a series of playlists to deal with various life situations. From cooking a gourmet meal in the kitchen, to paying the bills.
What I was looking for, I did not find, and that was more musical selections correlated with behavioral or mood changes. I found the music categories limited. Of all the musical selections, I found only seven classical pieces with mention of a couple of other composers also limited, and most of those were integrated into the text and not part of a suggested list. What about New Wave music? Many people find Enya very soothing. What about spiritual music? Mozart's "Ave Verum Corpus 518". Listen to "There is Faint Music" from the album "Never a Brighter Star" to slow your heartbeat and get a dose of spirituality at the same time, a beautiful piece of less well-known music.
None of the pieces on my favorite walking music playlist are found in the book. May I recommend the Bee Gees "Staying Alive," Bob Seeger's "Old Time Rock and Roll," and The Commitments "Mustang Sally?" If you want a lift in your life, try Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World." I know, the authors cannot include everything, but to completely ignore certain genres like jazz seems limiting.
I would also have liked a master list of music at the end of the book, organized by the chapters' subjects. The authors might also have given some hints about how to find pieces of music at Amazon MP3 downloads, with ideas about how to select between many versions of the same piece.
My first exposure to this subject was at a lecture twenty years ago about the relationship between music and teaching struggling students to read, so this is not a new subject to me. For someone with no knowledge of the subject matter, this is a good place to start. For people who already have playlists they like, get this book at the library.
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