Does Music Heal?

May 15, 2011

There are numerous examples and scientific studies today that show music does in fact have a healing effect on the brain, and the body.  Studies reveal that music can raise the levels of serotonin, aka, the “happy” hormone, found in the human brain and the digestive track, heal illness, and promote an overall sense of well-being. [...]

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Healing Music

May 4, 2011

If you pick up an issue of this months   “Austin All Natural”  Magazine, you’ll find a lovely article entitled “Healing Music” written by Joe Vitale.  Joe introduces his debut cd, ”Blue Healer” and talks about the healing effects of music, and it’s power to clear oneself, de-stress, and experience a connection to the Divine.  I was [...]

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Opera Mantra CD, free download!

April 26, 2011

Over the last couple months I’ve been busy composing, and in and out of Screen Door Music, recording my latest cd, Opera Mantra.  It’s finally complete and ready for your listening pleasure!  The music is inspired by the ancient Hawaiian clearing method, ho’oponopono, as described in  “Zero Limits” by Joe Vitale.  If you’d like to hear a sample [...]

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Folgers Jingle

April 23, 2011

 Myself and a few friends got together and entered a competition to create a jingle for Folgers coffee.  Our video didn’t place, but we had a lot of fun making it.  Here it is! Folgers jingle Included in the video are:  vocals and snare: Elizabeth Lee guitar: Sean Maher guitar and engineer:  Larry Chaney camera: Rodney Bursiel

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A Cure for Hiccups

April 19, 2011

Drink a glass of water upside down, have someone scare you.  These are the most common cures for hiccups I have come across, and I noticed a common link.  I got a case of the hiccups in high school band class, and my fellow trombone player instructed me to tell him when the next one was [...]

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Are You Vocally Frustrated?

April 5, 2011

Are you a singer, or would you like to be? What is holding you back?  What are your frustrations with singing and/or your voice.  What do you find challenging?  Maybe you have no desire to sing publically but would simply like to sing for your own pleasure, sing for your children, or other personal reasons.  I love [...]

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Getting Back to Love

March 30, 2011

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “everything grows with love”.  Yesterday I heard a beautiful story that is a perfect example of how love helped someone grow.  This story comes from a very wise 15 year old named Kaley.  Sometimes she stays after school to tutor other students, and this week she was helping a [...]

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March 23, 2011

I am breathing, eating, waking, and dreaming music this week.  I decided to take a quick break to say hello and share with you some of my recording experiences in the last week here at the studio.  There was one observation in particular that really stuck with me. (I already knew this on some level [...]

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The Lip Bubble

March 7, 2011

 Have you ever heard yourself say “I can’t sing high” or something like “I just don’t have those notes in my range.”  Well don’t believe that for one more second!  You can sing high, and the answer to unlocking the notes that may have eluded you until now may be as simple as remembering sounds [...]

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Your Fabulous Voice

February 22, 2011

How many different sounds you can make with your voice?  The voice is an amazing instrument that is capable of so many diverse sounds.  Most of my favorite vocal warm ups come from imitating familiar sounds that can be heard in everyday real life.  Such as an owl hoot, a puppy dog wine, ducks quacking, [...]

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