Music Therapy

Nail art is the most versatile and latest fashion statement today. Without offering final proof, these studies suggest that music may help the heart and circulation as well as the brain and mind. But how? Slowing the heart rate, lowering blood pressure, and reducing levels of stress hormones are likely […]

Nail art is the most versatile and latest fashion statement today. Without offering final proof, these studies suggest that music may help the heart and circulation as well as the brain and mind. But how? Slowing the heart rate, lowering blood pressure, and reducing levels of stress hormones are likely explanations, and research presents another possibility. Scientists studied arterial function and blood flow in 10 healthy volunteers before, during, and after the subjects listened to various types of music, watched humorous videos, or listened to relaxation tapes. Joyful music produced a 26% increase in blood flow, a benefit similar to aerobic exercise or statin therapy and well ahead of laughter (19% increase) and relaxation (11%). But the power of music can work both ways; selections that triggered anxiety in the listeners produced a 6% decrease in blood flow. 9. For more, see David Joselit, Dada’s Diagrams,” in The Dada Seminars, ed. Leah Dickerman and Matthew Witkovsky (Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 2005), 221-39; and Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Hesse’s Endgame: Facing the Diagram,” in Eva Hesse Drawing, ed. Catherine de Zegher (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006), 121. Goodman, K. (1989). Music therapy assessment of emotionally disturbed children. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 16, 179-192. Nature as Image (exhibition catalogue). Text by Philip Verre. New York: Directions on Broadway, 1984: illustrated. Music therapists work with the communication needs of persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Though music therapy provides a unique environment for expression and responses from individuals limited in communication, a means for communication beyond the therapy session is essential for the development of viable communication skills. Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) provides a means for functional communication and generalization of skills. This paper presents a review of current research lending support to a Recommended Practice model for music therapy for individuals with ASD including the use of AAC. Cooklin uses a combined blend of free-flow illustration and photography to create modern art for contemporary interiors as well as unique stock imagery which is used by designers, advertising agencies, publishers and corporate clients internationally. Exhibition of Work by Newly Elected Members and Recipients of Honors and Awards, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, May 18-June 4, 2006. Cindy has been painting faces since 2003 while attending classes and conventions across the country and even out of the country. She has attended FABAIC Face and body art convention (2008-20014) in Florida, FPBA conventions in Las Vegas (2009-2012) and St. Louis (2014-2016), Bodyssey 2016 convention in Canada, and has taken classes on face and body painting from a number of the leading instructors including Nick and Brian Wolfe, Mark Reid, Dutch Bihary, Nix Herrera, Wiser Oner, Pashur, and many others.

Goldstein, Rosalie, ed. Guide to the Permanent Collection. Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee Art Museum, 1986. Graphic Vision: Kenneth Tyler Retrospective Exhibition: Thirty Years of Contemporary American Prints.” Center for Contemporary Graphic Art and Tyler Graphics Archive Collection. Exh. cat. Fukushima, Japan, 1995: 5, 28, 30. In 2004, using highly contemporary and leading-edge techniques, a NRC research team was able to scan the painting and collect a surfeit of data that has since been analyzed in the most all-embracing study ever performed. Thanks to the detailed scan we are now able to see the layers in the painting, the shape of the wood panel, the damage and cracks and the artist’s style and technique, as never before. A low contrast landscape image. The work is based on an Ann MeredithBarry painting, whose subject matter was about the land and the sea. This piece is a 3-D translation of a two-dimensional work. Live Sound Mixing is the process of electrically or digitally blending together multiple sound sources at a live event by an audio engineer using a mixing console or software. Sounds that are mixed include those from instruments and voices which are picked up by microphones (for drum kit, lead vocals and acoustic instruments like piano or saxophone and pickups for instruments such as electric bass) and pre-recorded material, such as songs on CD or a digital audio player. Individual sources are typically equalised to adjust the bass and treble response and routed to effect processors to ultimately be amplified and reproduced via a loudspeaker system. The live sound engineer balances the various audio sources in a way that best suits the needs of the event. VSA’s Exploratory Arts Program offers a variety of art classes and activities that are designed to assist artists in the exploration of their own creative expression. Many of the artists who attend the Exploratory Arts Program have previously been excluded from opportunities to be involved in the arts. Art is a language that can be understood when all other communication may seem impossible. A Searching Line: The Plant Lithographs of Ellsworth Kelly. Exh. brochure. New York: Susan Sheehan Gallery, 2008. New Orleans Museum of Art: Handbook of the Collection. Entry Hans Hofmann” by Sharon E. Stearns, p. 134. New Orleans, LA: New Orleans Museum of Art, 1995. Shoemark, H. (2004). Family-Centered Music Therapy for Infants With Complex Medical and Surgical Needs. In M. Nocker-Ribaupierre (Ed.), Music Therapy for Premature and Newborn Infants (pp. 141-158). Gilsum, NH: Barcelona.

Whipple, J. (2005). Music and multimodal stimulation as developmental intervention in neonatal intensive care. Music Therapy Perspectives, 23(2), 100. Japingka Aboriginal Art has been associated with Aboriginal art through its Directors for over thirty years. We are committed to fair and ethical trading in all our dealings with Aboriginal art and artists. Selected Artists: Works On Paper, Cava Gallery, Philadelphia, May-June 19, 1986. Offers an overview of the perceptual, cognitive, and neural bases of performing, composing, and listening to music. Topics include acoustics and biological processing of sound; theories and empirical research on pitch, rhythm, harmony, melody, timbre, orchestration; similarities and differences between music and language; evolution and development of musical ability; and special populations in musical functions. Meetings include laboratory demonstrations and exercises in experiment design and data analysis. Requires a final project (paper and in-class presentation). Ansdell, G., & DeNora, T. (2012). Musical Flourishing: Community Music Therapy, Controversy, and the Cultivation of Wellbeing. In R. MacDonald, G. Kreutz & L. Mitchell (Eds.), Music, Health, and Wellbeing (pp. 97-112). Oxford Oxford University Press. Hwang, E., & Oh, S. (2013). A comparison of the effects of music therapy interventions on depression, anxiety, anger, and stress on alcohol-dependent clients: A pilot study. Music and Medicine, 5(3), 136-144. Printmaking Module Introduction Prints have changed the course of history. They have worked for peace or for war, for God and for the Devil. Tyrants and political bosses have feared their power. Prints have pleaded the cause of the Reformation against the Popes, of the republic against the monarch. They have fought slavery and corruptions as they now fight war and pollution. The history of man’s aspirations can be revealed by leafing through a great print collection.1 The history of printmaking is the history of innovation in communication. Before the age of mass literacy, pictorial images played a particularly significant role in conveying ideas and traditions. Prints were relatively inexpensive and many people could afford them. Artists found, through the print, a means of increasing both their output and their audience. Because the printed picture was the potent mass communications tool of the times, there was a continuing need to reproduce images more accurately and efficiently. The demand spurred innovation in materials and techniques.2 In printmaking today, the original plate can be used to create a single image as a unique piece or to produce multiple copies. Careful planning in printmaking is mandatory since original plates, screens, etc., are used in successive steps to print images and the intended final product itself must be kept in mind at all time. Through the study of printmaking, students should gain both an understanding of the techniques involved in making different types of prints, and a sensitivity to the relation of techniques or medium to subject matter and expressive content. As in other two-dimensional areas, elements of shape, line, texture, and colour, plus the principles of design – unity, balance, emphasis, etc. – should play an important role.

When people start paying good money for your paintings, this is the ultimate endorsement as to the value of your art, and confirms its appeal to others. This page shows you how to get sales and find success as an artist. Smeijsters, H. (1996). Music therapy with anorexia nervosa: An integrative theoretical and methodological perspective. British Journal of Music Therapy, 10(2), 3-13. There is a significant body of evidence showing structural and functional differences in the adult brains of musicians and nonmusicians. However, whether these differences are the result of nature or of nurture is still subject to debate. They may be the outcome of factors which existed prior to training (i.e., brain predispositions or aptitude) or result from brain adaptations due to musical training or experience (e.g., mere exposure fostering implicit learning) during sensitive periods of brain development. There are indications from cross-sectional studies in adults in favor of experience-dependent factors driving brain adaptation. Early onset of musical training (before 7 years of age), within a sensitive period, is particularly efficient in stimulating brain changes (for reviews, see Barrett et al., 2013; Penhune 2011; Zatorre 2013; for other domains, such as speech, see Kuhl 2010). A sensitive period indicates a time frame when early experience (e.g., musical training) has the greatest effect on brain and behavior related to training later in life (Knudsen 2004). Structural differences in the corpus callosum between musicians and nonmusicians and the extent of hand representations in motor cortex are greater for musicians who began training before 7 years (Amunts et al., 1997; Elbert et al., 1995; Schlaug, Jäncke, Huang, Staiger and Steinmetz, 1995). Moreover, early training is associated with greater auditory cortex and brainstem responses to tones (Pantev et al., 1998; Wong, Skoe, Russo, Dees and Kraus, 2007). The dependence of structural changes on the age of commencement is confirmed when controlling for the amount of training (Bailey and Penhune, 2010; Watanabe, Savion-Lemieux and Penhune, 2007). For example, early-trained musicians (< 7="" years)="" display="" better="" sensorimotor="" synchronization="" skills="" as="" compared="" to="" late-training="" musicians="" (=""> 7 years). This difference is underpinned by brain connectivity (in terms of white matter) and structural discrepancies (in terms of gray matter) (Bailey and Penhune, 2012; Bailey, Zatorre and Penhune, 2014; Steele, Bailey, Zatorre and Penhune, 2013). Finally, in a recent cross-sectional functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study, a linear regression approach is used to tease apart age-related maturation effects, linked mostly to frontal (e.g., premotor) and parietal regions, and training-related effects, involving mostly the superior temporal gyrus (Ellis et al., 2012).


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