Alright, so this Doodle is a lot of fun, but if you read the description, you will also discover Chrome Music Lab. In recognition of Music In Our Schools Month, Google developed some really bright and engaging programs that allows users of all ages to “create, analyze, and visualize music right in the browser.” Experience and experiment with rhythm, harmony, melody, arpeggios, sound waves, spectrograms, harmonics, and more. Plus, “Check out each experiment to find open-source code you can use to build your own.”
This presentation was delivered by Erin Seibert, an MT-BC working in St. Petersburg, FL. She wrote about this TEDx talk on her blog, Music Therapy Time. As she concludes, “January is Music Therapy Advocacy month on social media. Please feel free to share this talk with other music therapy professionals, clinicians, administrators, family members, friends, anyone! Let’s spread the word on what music therapy is, how we can better include it in our healthcare world, and encourage its inclusion as a household name.”
Martin Luther King, Jr. advanced racial equality, elimination of poverty, and reversal of a militaristic state through nonviolent civil disobedience. This moral means towards moral ends requires us to realize our intimate interrelatedness, and to love each human being regardless of our physical appearance, the institutions of which we are a part, what someone believes, how we behave, or any other attribute which propagates an “us” versus “them.” How can you love the person when you hate the deed? In honor of this persistent and urgent philosophy, here are King’s own words on the issue from a 1963 speech at the Western Michigan University. Consider the political and sociological intentions, as well as the possible personal and clinical applications, of this call to action. Continue reading →
Erin Seibert, MT-BC works in mental health. She follows an earlier post exploring the way we think about MH, by now sharing some really helpful interventions that you can use in in MH or other clinical populations. Activities include a beach ball game, blackout songwriting, a wise adaptation of musical hangman, and blues songwriting – Check it out here! I appreciated her statement of clinical goals, concise descriptions of the interventions, as well as additional adaptations and things to consider.