How Music Helps With Depression

Almost everyone loves music. There are even some people who cannot stay productive all day at work or school without some background music to listen to. This is because music changes our mood and even motivate us. But did you know what music can also relieve depression? There are studies that show that music therapy that combines talk therapy with music can make wonders like alleviating depression in several ways. Click over here for more ways to alleviate stress or even boredom.

As mentioned earlier, there are many ways music can help a person in depression, Playing an instrument, for example, lets depressed people to express themselves non verbally and let their emotions and worries away through playing a specific instrument.

Music therapy comes in two types: active and receptive and no musical background is required to both therapies. To compare the two types, active music therapy is when the therapist and the patient improvise, recreate, or compose music using a drum, mallet instrument or just the voice. The goal is for the patient to share thoughts and feelings that arise with the music making and, as a result, develop insight into his or her problems. In receptive music therapy, patients listen to music while meditating, drawing or reminiscing. This process allows patients to improve their mood and develop coping and relaxation skills. The therapist selects instruments and music based on each patient’s individual preferences and needs. The duration and frequency of music therapy sessions vary, but they typically last 20 minutes to one hour. Patients may undergo sessions daily, weekly or monthly. Sessions can take place in a group or individually in a hospital, therapist’s office or patient’s home.

If you are wondering how or where to find a music therapist, they work in various settings such as outpatient clinics, community mental health centers, psychiatric treatment centers, substance abuse programs, rehabilitation facilities, medical centers, group homes, senior centers, hospices, and schools. The service that they will give, depends, of course on the type of your concern. There are some music therapist that specialize in working with mental concerns.

If you know someone who is struggling with depression and you want to help him/her, then you can lay down various options such as music therapy.

 

 

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June 9, 2019

Learning to Play Musical Instrument after 50 is Like Choosing the Foods You Eat

When thinking of a usual music student, many of you may envision a 7-year old kid who nervously tries to practice and learn the instrument in front of him/her. Well, few decades ago, you might have been that small kid. Fast forward to present time, you may just think that learning musical instrument is not for you, given your age over 50.

There’s Always Room for Something New

The fact is, there are many good reasons why folks who are over their 50s should never disregard adding new hobby or learning into their lives, which in this case is knowing how to play musical instrument.

As the youngsters among us know, practicing circuit training is expected a person to move his/her body and use one exercise machine to the other.

There are several activities that can deliver the same results without executing too much effort and energy and music is among them.

According to research, majority of the activities uses only couple of sections of the brain. But when you’re playing or learning musical instrument, it activates set of symphony on your brain. With this in mind, if you’re interested to sharpening your mind even after decades, you might want to put the remote down and pick up a violin bow or pair of drumsticks.

It is only in the Beginning

We all know how hard and challenging life can be after 50, from being picky with your natural diuretics, socializing with people and everything in between. With kids and grandchildren out of the house, numerous baby boomers have found themselves to be lacking of social ties. Not only that, many of us have lost a partner or gone through divorce.

By simply learning instrument, this can be a nice way of getting out of your comfort zone and meet new people. Of course at the beginning, your primary channel of interaction will be with your instructor. But after few sessions, you’ll meet other people who share the same passion and interests as you. And who knows, after few years, you might even form a band of your own or join in one. Besides, there are many positive benefits of joining a music class for people of all ages.

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May 18, 2019

Music Apps to Stream on Android TV Box

What is an android TV box and how does it work?

In order to play videos and games on TV, android TV box must be used. This type of device are becoming more popular each day because it lets the users to surf the internet, play their favorite movies and game on their television without the hassle of downloading or installing. Moreover, android TV box will transform your regular TV to smart TV while having a wide range of options. Nowadays, most people purchase such device to stream movies or TV shows from their favorites streaming sites and apps such as Netflix or Hulu.

Using an android box is very simple. All you have to do is to connect the TV to the box through wired Ethernet or Wifi connection. To make it easier, apps such as Netflix and YouTube must be installed.

Android is one type of Operating System. Other OS are windows and iOS that were created by Google mainly for mobile phones.What makes it portable is that it runs on ARM based processors. Hence, it is portable to use at any devices as long as it run the same hardware.

The Available Android Boxes

There low cost budget boxes available in the market as well as high-end units filled with the latest fastest hardware. The part that will be modified is the android code in order to fit the manufacturer’s machine. Some of the most popular options include Nvidia Shiled or ABOX A1. THe best way for you to identify the right option is to visit www.androidtvboxes.ie They are an Irish owned and run business. All of their boxes are from the original manufacturers and are tested before shipping. Their products also come with a 12 month warranty for your peace of mind.

For people who are in to music, the best music apps for streaming on android TV are listed below: 

1.Pandora- this is a free streaming app that can be played in all of your devices

2.Spotify- this can be used either for free or premium. Music can be browsed an played on your mobile devices and other electronic devices.

3.Google Play Music.- this also allows subscription and provides unlimited streaming from your devices.

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May 1, 2019

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All About Guitars


 

Your most handy music

This website features topics about guitars. Have you ever wondered or even observed that you will always find someone who owns a guitar on every alley wherever you go? Guitars are one of the most common instruments that you can find alongside with a bamboo flute and harmonica.

This stringed instrument is one of the favorites of people, especially for its handiness. You can always carry your guitar whenever you have an out of town, you go to your friend’s house or you go to your school and spend the break time making music and singing together with the whole class.

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The Technical Side

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April 2, 2019

Get Heard!

You might be a solo singer, a solo musician or you might be in a band and want your music to be heard. Your friends are at your garage listening to you rumble-mumble headbanging with you with beer cans on their hands but that’s not enough. You want to be heard by many – you want the world to hear your sound! Here are some quick tips on getting your music heard. Watch this video.

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March 28, 2019