Monday, April 19, 2010

The Power of a Song

The Juno Awards are presented annually to Canadian musical artists and bands to acknowledge their artistic and technical achievements in all aspects of music.  Tonight, we had these awards held locally in our province and as I watched the presentations and listened to the various genres of music, I was reminded of the impact that music has on each of our lives, sometimes without even realizing it.

Tonight's artistic performances were very impressive beginning with Michael Buble's opening rendition of "Haven't Met You Yet" (this is one amazing song)  and Johnnie Reid's "Dance With Me". There was something for all ages as Justin Bieber brought loud screams from the teens and K'Naan and Drake added to the varying music selections.  The last rendition was "Wavin' Flags" sung by K'Naan while other performers joined him on stage to share in this song which was created as a tribute to Haiti.

What's my point of writing about this in my blog?  Well, to relay the impact that music can have on each of us.  Music can give us the inspiration we need on difficult days, it can lift failing spirits and it can give you encouragement when you need it most of all.  Whether you like easy listening music, religious, soul, country, pop or one of the many 100's or should I say 1000's of different music genres, I'm sure you will agree that playing your favorite song will help get you through a difficult day.

Research has proven that listening to music can help cancer patients feel more relaxed and less anxious, and it can also help reduce the amount of pain that one may experience while undergoing radiation treatments.Check out this link that was provided by one of my followers Whidbey
http://www.cancer.org/docroot/ETO/content/ETO_5_3X_Music_Therapy.asp

Please read her comments here as she relays how Music Therapy has helped her husband when he has undergone cancer treatments.



Whether you play it LOUD, low, on iPods or in your home stereo system, music can be therapeutic.  Did you know that music can help lower your blood pressure, it can counteract chronic stress and reduce your heart rate.  Music can boost your immunity, ease muscle tension as well as help ward off depression.


Check out this link to learn more about Music Therapy

1 comment:

Whidbey Woman said...

Music is so therapeutic. I have several different playlists. Ron does, too. Cancer patients should consider listening to an I-pod while undergoing Chemo. Ron's clinic has a Music Therapy program. At various times he has had a therapist working with him. I had the privilige of witnessing it one day. The therapist had prepared music Ron had requested the week before. He played his guitar and sang old Beattles tunes. It was awesome! Sometimes there is a pianist playing the baby grand in the hospital lobby. So soothing for rattled nerves!
Here's a link to the American Cancer Society's Music Therapy page: http://www.cancer.org/docroot/ETO/content/ETO_5_3X_Music_Therapy.asp