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Musical Therapy Larry Saidman
Bruce Springsteen once said "We learned more from a three-minute record, baby
Than we ever learned in school".
Therapy has been defined as 'guided personal growth', guiding us as we navigate rough waters. Music can help us do that, and in this program we'll explore how.
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Saturdays @ 1100h
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- The Joy of 78rpm Records, Part 2 Posted: November 8, 2018 - 59 minutes - 55.9 Mb - playsheet -
I play some 78rpm records from my collection, watch them go spinning round (part of the joy), and speak to a Trent University Student (Alex Campagnolo) who is doing research on the sustainability of recorded music. Lots of great music--all on shellac(except for two). Even one from India from 1963. From country to rock'n'roll, to jazz and some 'easy listening'. Some great records!
Episode 145 - The Joy of 78rpm Records, Part 1 Posted: November 1, 2018 - 59 minutes - 56.4 Mb - playsheet -
For those of you too young to remember, 78rpm records were usually 10", made of shellac, and played at a much faster speed than lp's or 45's. They were fairly heavy and very breakable.
In this program I talk about their history---which is really the history of the recording industry in the U.S. and Canada (and even touch on Britain and India).
I play 78's from 1910 up to 1972. You'll also hear the first commercial use of a recording machine, from 1888. And a piano roll.
Lots of great music. And a few records that aren't so great but have historical significance.
Episode 144 - The Younger Generation Part 4 Posted: August 21, 2018 - 59 minutes - 56.6 Mb - playsheet -
Lots of leftover songs that I didn't play in the first 3 episodes, plus more tips about how, as someone in the helping professions, you can best be of assistance to adolescent clients.
Episode 143 - The Younger Generation, Part 3 Posted: July 31, 2018 - 59 minutes - 56.5 Mb - playsheet -
I talk about Millennials, Generation X, Post-Millennials (Generation Z), as well as Boomers. But these distinctions are really all marketing tools. And the differences within the categories are greater than the differences between! I play music that tries to illustrate the different generation stereotypes...starting with "What's the Matter with Kids Today" from Bye Bye Birdie---a 1960 musical. After all, each generation wants to judge and disparage the next one, don't they. Fortunately I'm old enough so there really isn't anybody around to disparage my generation. :)
Episode 142 - The Younger Generation, Part 2 Posted: July 24, 2018 - 59 minutes - 56.4 Mb - playsheet -
Impulsivity, rebellion, irresponsibility, cynicism, hope, and the back and forth motion between wanting to grow up and wanting to stay a kid forever! Those are themes in some of the songs from this week's episode.
Episode 141 - The Younger Generation, Part 1 Posted: July 17, 2018 - 59 minutes - 55.9 Mb - playsheet -
Lots of disparaging comments we hear about 'Millennials'. We've probably been putting down the latest generation since the beginning of time. So this series will see if it helps us understand the younger generation---and what they are facing. Or whether we're just jealous, wishing we could have that same 'abandonment'. Also I talk a bit about how a therapist would best relate to youthful clients. And, of course, as always, play great music, old and new, of various genres.
The last episode of my series on Querencia. Lots of great music by John Denver, Mac Wiseman, Beck, Ed Peekeekoot, Vitor Ramil, Brynn, Dr. Music, Adele, Jim Lauderdale, Dolly Parton, Darylectones, Dexys, and Paul Simon. Also some information about drums....how they've been a refuge, a form of communication, a source of strength and self definition---and even a weapon.
Lots today for writers.
Querencia comes from the verb 'querer'----which means to desire and to want. How does that connect to the 'safe place' or 'home' definition of querencia?
I quote writer Georgia Heard and her book "Writing Towards Home". She says "in order to feel at home we have to be writing". I play a couple songs as illustrations--of how our songs and stories create a greater sense of identity.
This week you'll hesr about different people's 'querencia'----and how it gives them strength.
More about Querencia--often described as a place of 'belonging'. Some great music...some songs are just fun, others go deeper. But you can hear Pete Seeger calling me a 'damn fool' for attempting to define folk music, as I go back to a 1972 interview I did with him when he played in Edmonton at the Jubilee Auditorium.
Also I talk about cohousing....where you can "find your tribe".
Today....starting a four part series inspired by a bullfighting term....Querencia. Its where the bull finds its power or its 'safe place'. Songs about home, refuge,nsanctuary, and groundedness. And speaking of 'home': lots of Canadian artists.