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Musical Therapy Larry Saidman
Bruce Springsteen once said "We learned more from a three-minute record, baby
Than we ever learned in school".
Therapy has been defined as 'guided personal growth', guiding us as we navigate rough waters. Music can help us do that, and in this program we'll explore how.
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- Smirky Waters Band (Harmony, Rhythm, Texture, and Healing Part 2) Posted: December 20, 2018 - 59 minutes - 56.5 Mb - playsheet -
Two Peeterborough musicians have collaborated with some other players and put together a cd, under the name of The Smirky Waters Band, called "The Secret Woodpile Sessions". 'Healing' is very much the theme, and Paul L. Clark and James Seaborn talk about how their music is a catalyst for their own healing----as well as contributing to the much bigger picture. I play their music, some Pink Floyd, and a demonstration of what is called Verdi's A.
Talking about the role of harmony, melody, rhythm, and 'texture' in music---and how it facilitates our own psychological (and even physical) healing process. Lots of very interesting music. From Beethoven to Beck.
Episode 148 - The Joy of 78rpm Records, Part 4 Posted: November 22, 2018 - 59 minutes - 56.3 Mb - playsheet -
Episode 147 - The Joy of 78rpm Records, Part 3 Posted: November 15, 2018 - 59 minutes - 56.4 Mb - playsheet -
For part 3 of the Joy of 78's I had a skype interview with Roy Forbes----singer/songwriter, guitarist extraordinaire, collector of 78 rpm records, and host of a great radio program on CKUA called Roy's Record Room.
We play some of the records that were Roy's most significant 'finds', and talk about why they were so important. Some great records. He also talks about why some 78's sound so good----and others don't.
Episode 146 - The Joy of 78rpm Records, Part 2 Posted: November 8, 2018 - 59 minutes - 55.9 Mb - playsheet -
I play some 78rpm records from my collection, watch them go spinning round (part of the joy), and speak to a Trent University Student (Alex Campagnolo) who is doing research on the sustainability of recorded music. Lots of great music--all on shellac(except for two). Even one from India from 1963. From country to rock'n'roll, to jazz and some 'easy listening'. Some great records!
Episode 145 - The Joy of 78rpm Records, Part 1 Posted: November 1, 2018 - 59 minutes - 56.4 Mb - playsheet -
For those of you too young to remember, 78rpm records were usually 10", made of shellac, and played at a much faster speed than lp's or 45's. They were fairly heavy and very breakable.
In this program I talk about their history---which is really the history of the recording industry in the U.S. and Canada (and even touch on Britain and India).
I play 78's from 1910 up to 1972. You'll also hear the first commercial use of a recording machine, from 1888. And a piano roll.
Lots of great music. And a few records that aren't so great but have historical significance.
Episode 144 - The Younger Generation Part 4 Posted: August 21, 2018 - 59 minutes - 56.6 Mb - playsheet -
Lots of leftover songs that I didn't play in the first 3 episodes, plus more tips about how, as someone in the helping professions, you can best be of assistance to adolescent clients.
Episode 143 - The Younger Generation, Part 3 Posted: July 31, 2018 - 59 minutes - 56.5 Mb - playsheet -
I talk about Millennials, Generation X, Post-Millennials (Generation Z), as well as Boomers. But these distinctions are really all marketing tools. And the differences within the categories are greater than the differences between! I play music that tries to illustrate the different generation stereotypes...starting with "What's the Matter with Kids Today" from Bye Bye Birdie---a 1960 musical. After all, each generation wants to judge and disparage the next one, don't they. Fortunately I'm old enough so there really isn't anybody around to disparage my generation. :)
Episode 142 - The Younger Generation, Part 2 Posted: July 24, 2018 - 59 minutes - 56.4 Mb - playsheet -
Impulsivity, rebellion, irresponsibility, cynicism, hope, and the back and forth motion between wanting to grow up and wanting to stay a kid forever! Those are themes in some of the songs from this week's episode.
Episode 141 - The Younger Generation, Part 1 Posted: July 17, 2018 - 59 minutes - 55.9 Mb - playsheet -
Lots of disparaging comments we hear about 'Millennials'. We've probably been putting down the latest generation since the beginning of time. So this series will see if it helps us understand the younger generation---and what they are facing. Or whether we're just jealous, wishing we could have that same 'abandonment'. Also I talk a bit about how a therapist would best relate to youthful clients. And, of course, as always, play great music, old and new, of various genres.