Chapter Summary: Healing At The Speed Of Sound

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Being a music educator, I find chapter four of “Healing at the Speed of Sound” to be very relatable and inspiring. The many benefits of the methods Carl Orff and Zoltán Kodály are explained in this section which is always a hot topic for music educators. The benefits of music also go further into the brain to help shape and regulate emotion. Finally, the troubles of audio processing disorders, a subject I know little about, are expressed. To begin, this book brings up a lot of interesting data and information on the methods of Carl Orff and Zoltán Kodály. With this method, which is primarily used for children, subjects are able to understand and expand their abilities of express, motor skills, social situations, attention. All of this can be achieved in as little as thirty minutes a week and provides these benefits as well as done with enjoyment and enthusiasm by the participants. These methods as promote and expand on the early stages of reading, as well as hemispherical crossing in the brain between the right hemisphere, or creative side, to the logical, left side, of the brain. This…show more content…
Music is known to stimulate the limbic system by many scientific professionals and studies. The limbic system controls most of the emotional needs and activities in the brain. With such an influence on this system, music has a lot to do with emotion. The book explains why certain music creates such vivid emotional images whether one is performing or listening to the music. Unlike any activity I have ever done, music gives dramatic sensation to all areas of emotion. Because of this and many other reasons is why musical rhymes and songs hook certain information into the brain. Remember “I before E except after C”? I am sure you do and read that statement just as you sung it while in primary school. It is examples like this that I find interesting and relatable to my own

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