Category: Listening

Overtoning

If the voice is the most powerful healing instrument in our arsenal than overtoning is the most powerful application of that instrument. Overtoning is the practice of vocally sounding two or more tones simultaneously. In musical terminology, the overtone series indicates tones that are mathematically proportional to the fundamental tone. According to sound researchers, listening

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Learning to Listen

Yesterday, we began our exploration into listening, I asked you to take notice of the language you choose when acknowledging to someone that you understand what they have said. What did you find out? Did you learn that you are visually oriented? Maybe you found out that you were kinesthetic. Did you think about how

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Listening Exercise: Belly Breathing

You may wonder what belly breathing has to do with listening… Yesterday we focused on counting the beats of our breath. We are learning to use our breath as a focal point for our concentration, This is a mindfulness exercise. First, we learned to focus on the breath, in its natural state, by just following

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How sound enhances the visual

In the above video from Now You See It, video essayist Jack Nugent examinest the psychology of music in film, exploring how the human brain responds to different audio stimulation. He reviews an essay called Film Music from a 1940 Aaron Copland called Film Music, in which the renowned composer covers “five ways in which music is used in film.” The five ways

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Listening Exercise: Listening to the breath

For the past 2 days, we have given you listening exercises that focus on external sounds, we learned how quickly our miraculous body converts the soundwave to mechanical energy, before converting it to a nerve impulse that travels to the brain in the form of chemical information. One of the primary techniques teaching meditation is

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Meaningful Listening: Feeling Music

This month we are explore listening, this implies more than just hearing, but listening means that we receiving and comprehending what we have heard. As we progress through the exercises this month, we will also learn how sound is more than mechanical energy. Sound also has an impact on how we perceive the message, in

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