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Friday 5 – Heading Into Fall

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Hi team! Welcome to the weekend 😃 Please enjoy the Friday 5, and remember that you can see past editions at Music Therapy Source. What I’m Reading The recently released Imagine Early Childhood Music Therapy Online Magazine. Save the Date Want to come hang with me in San Francisco? Want to learn about music therapy in the NICU from some of the best researchers and clinicians in the field? Put January 19th, 2018 on your calendar for an all-day lecture by Dr. Jayne Standley and friends. It will be hosted at UCSF Benioff…

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Friday 5

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Good afternoon! And happy Friday:) Firstly, a big thank you and shout out to everyone who took my short guitar survey. If you haven’t taken it and you have a couple minutes, I’d really appreciate it! I’ll share some of those insights in an upcoming email. For now, here is your Friday 5! What to Listen ToNever Been to Spain I love the guitar solo and harmonies in this blast from the past What to ReadPresence by Amy Cuddy Weird Thing to Do Cold Showers and Hot Saunas (podcasts) I often tune in to a podcast called Found My Fitness by Dr….

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Friday 5! Productivity, philosophy, and more

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It’s the Friday 5! Remember that you can check out past 5’s at Music Therapy Source. Last week’s special edition about vocal health was particularly popular. Also, please forward this to your music therapy friends and tell them to sign up so they never miss out! Productivity I mentioned this app a couple weeks ago, but I didn’t really highlight how MUCH I use it. Evernote is an incredibly useful tool. I use it for archiving things like photographs, important documents, and correspondences I want to revisit. I also use…

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Friday 5 Vocal Health For Music Therapists

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Happy Friday! Based on responses to last the last Friday 5, it seems that vocal health has struck a…ahem…cord? 😃 It seems to be a challenge many of us face. Some of you wrote back sharing your own experiences and tips. Here are what some other MT’s had to say, plus a couple other vocal health-related tidbits. Please note that ALL THREE stories mentioned seeing an ENT or speech therapist, so if you are experiencing vocal issues, definitely consult with a professional.  Also, remember that you never have to miss…

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Friday 5 August 25th, 2017

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Ok. Who saw the eclipse? I especially want to hear from those of you who traveled to get the best views. I work in San Francisco and the fog is so common here that it even has a name (Karl). It seemed as though Karl was going to eclipse the eclipse. But, amazingly, the fog parted just enough and just in time so that we could catch a glimpse. But the most breathtaking views, for us anyway, were totally on Instagram. Oh well…I’ll get a good seat for the next…

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Friday 5 August 18, 2017

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Hello, my friends 😃 Another week in the books! Well done. Here is your Friday 5! Thank You Firstly, I want to thank you for being kind human beings and citizens of the world. Though most of my readers are in the United States, last week’s Friday 5 was also read in Kenya, Canada, Indonesia, Spain, Egypt, Bahrain, Brazil, Thailand…just to name a few. I’ve long believed that music is one of the most effective bridges between people of different beliefs and backgrounds. In a world that emphasizes and all-too-often…

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Friday 5! Books, maps, and light

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Happy Friday, everyone! Matt here. I want to start off by thanking Hannah for curating so much great content over the last year. She’s done a tremendous job of consistently providing us with helpful resources! I’m going to be taking over the Friday 5 again and hope I can live up to the precedent she set. Big shout out to Hannah! And now, your Friday 5: What I’m Reading The Five Invitations by Frank Ostaseski. “Life and death are a package deal. They cannot be pulled apart, and we cannot truly…

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Friday 5! On being proactive: guitar coaching, prevention, and other stuffs

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Hello fellow music friends! This week we hope to bring you some sunny smiles and trusty tunes for your weekend. Take a listen 🙂 Song Have You Ever Seen the Rain by CCR There’s a great musical lick in here that is just waiting to be re-orchestrated for your session. Guitar Clinical Guitar Coaching Have you ever felt silly playing arpeggiated simple chords for minutes on end? Or had a client who could play better than you? (Don’t worry- I’ve been there too. It’s not your fault.) Thanks to current technology,…

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Friday 5! The country King of Tears, a video vault, and other good stuff

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Welcome back to the weekend! We missed you. If you’d like to get a chance to catch up, you can always drop us a line. (Down there in the comments, that is.) We’d love to hear what you have been up to and what music therapy successes (or stresses) you’ve been having. But until then, enjoy our Friday 5 this week. You may even sense a bit of a theme 🙂   Song Live Like You Were Dying by Tim McGraw A song about living life to the fullest. If…

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Friday 5! Lullabies and the 10 Toes Down Challenge

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Hello again and happy Friday! We’ve got a variety of things for you this Friday, from a hip hop challenge to lullabies. Take a look for yourself 🙂 Song 10 Toes Down Challenge (instrumental) The challenge is for people to rap over the track. (There are a TON of examples on YouTube.) If you work with teens, you may want to consider it for songwriting. Tool A Perfect Lullaby Know any new or expectant mothers? Want to beef up your lullaby repertoire? This interactive album incorporates both learning the song…

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