Why make music?
The Rock 'n' Read Project
1. Experience the rapture of being alive!
Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah. Mile of Music. Child's book, Mortimer. Dad and baby. Sing Portland. Cup song. First Nation's Cup Song. NJ Girls Choir. Emotion in a baby. Kari Docter. Instruments from Trash. What a Wonderful World. Only Boys Aloud. Pitch Perfect Cup Song. PS 22 in NYC. A Happy Life. In the car. "Don't fake it, feel it". Salut Salon. The Really Terrible Orchestra. Little Sally Walker. China's Got Talent. Britain's Got Talent. Britain's Got Talent. Korea's Got Talent. Say Ladeo. 5 Piano Guys. Athlete musicians. Oscars 2011. Ah-ha!. Detroit Body Music. El Sistema. El Sistema USA. 13,500 singing! & response & highlights. Haiti. President Obama. 5th graders. Rock band. Boys don't sing. Prison songbirds. LA HS. Wizard of Oz. Bobby McFerrin. Crayola. Virtual choir. Eric Whitacker. Cloudburst. Improv. Bus driver. Bus driver2. Friends. Adult band. Aspiring opera singers. PlayingforChange. Six-hands. Total Eclipse of the Heart. Adult beginners. The Great Whistle-off. Barbershop. Follow your passion. Singing in the Rain. Techno-playing. Singing Valentines. Necessity of singing. Rock 'n' Read Project.
2. Activate your brain
What if? Music making compared with listening. Singing Changes Your Brain. Mike Huckabee. Newborn babies. Your Brain on Improv. Neuroscientist Nina Kraus. Neurologist Adele Diamond. Neurologist Aniruddh Patel. Brain Opera/Guitar Hero. Brain development & therapy. Brain & achievement. Music and emotion in the brain. Music therapy. Neuroscientist Adele Diamond.
3. Boost vitality, health, and longevity
80-year-old pianist. 96-year-old grandma. Over 90 and loving it. At 99-oldest Barbershop singer. A "Man Band". The Dancing Heart. Britain's Got Talent. Young@Heart. Harmonica Man. Mayo Clinic. Songbird seniors. Nurse anesthesiologists. Sing for Your Life. Wellness. 93-yr-old conductor. Odetta - Music Has Power Awards. Kirtan chanting.
Gabby Giffords re-learns speech. Gabby Giffords2. In hospital. Music as therapy. Music reactivates a brain. Singing after double lung transplant. The Choir with No Name. Dr. Oz & heart surgery patients. Singing activates speech in stroke patient. Singing for the brain--dementia. Stroke patient relearns how to talk. About stroke & singing. Brain injury miracle. Alzheimer's. Ipods for Alzheimer's. Henry. Parkinson's. Singing Yoga. Mental health. Music has Power. Music making for healing. Drumming. Frequencies. Sound healing. Tuning fork healing. Autism and music making.
5. Develop your music intelligence
Poems with toddlers. Dudamel: Let the Children Play. Down, Down, Baby. Baby singing with mom. Baby singing with dad. Baby matching pitch. Singing with your baby. Body Music. 3-yr-old conductor. Minnesota Twins. Hey, Jude. Playground games. Native American. Norwegian Saami yoiking. Sacred harp singing. Polynesian. Kenyan children. Australian aboriginal song. Tuvan throat singing. How-to sing--Bobby McFerrin. Kids composing. Singing as a career. Congenital amusia-inability to process music.
6. It's a human right
MusicCorps. England's Sing Up. More Sing Up. NYC Voice Charter School. Sidney Lanier School. Music Saves Venezuela's Children. 6th grade boys (watch to the end). All cultures. 5th Grade. PS22 Chorus. Patrick Henry Hughes. Wild Things Band. Drumline. National Anthem singer. Why music instruction for every child in schools?
7. Keep spirit alive
Firefighters calm child. Tibet in Song. Gospel for Teens. The Rap Doc. New Afghan music schools. They Played for Their Lives. Songs of Defiance. President Obama. We Shall Overcome history, song, Pete Seeger's 90th birthday, The Singing Revolution. Public protest. Education Protest.
8. Be human
Humans are the only species (other than some birds) that can keep a steady beat create music.
Music and the Brain. Through a Dog's Ear. Bedtime for Puppies. Snowball, a cockatoo. Groucho, a parrot. Music and human evolution. Jazz for cows.
9. Strengthen community
Venezuela. Latvia. Chinese music in the park. Sing-alongs. 20 pianos in the streets. Young women. Elders' Wisdom: Children’s Song. U.S.A. national anthem. Canada's national anthem. Greek hockey team. Chorus. Folk songs teach history.
10. Raise reading and math achievement
PlanetRead in India. Singing+tech boost reading. Drum patterns and math. Brain research. Minneapolis News. Education through Music. A Case for Music Education.