Science, Music Therapy and Hawaiian Hula Uniting In China? Yes!

  • 2018/04/20
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  • by tektonikmusic

It’s believed that music has been used since practically the beginning of time to help humans deal with difficult feelings and better connect to one another.
人们相信音乐从一开始就被用来帮助处理复杂感情并能促进相互交流。
What is music therapy?
什么是音乐疗法?
According to the American Music Therapy Association, “Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.”
参照美国音乐治疗协会的说法:“音乐疗法是一种在治疗关系内由音乐疗法项目资质人员在临床上运用音乐干预实现个人目标的手段,这是有据可依的。”

Whether you need help socially, cognitively, physically, emotionally, or developmentally, music can help you get better.
当你在社交、认知、身体、情感或发育方面需要帮助时,音乐会使你变得更好。
So here are top 8 brain-based reasons why music works in therapy:
所以,下面是8条音乐在疗效中起作用的脑基因素:
1. Music is a core function in our brain
音乐是我们大脑的核心功能
Our brain is primed early on to respond to and process music. We don’t yet know why, but our brains are wired to respond to music, even though it’s not “essential” for our survival.
我们的大脑可以提前准备去响应和处理音乐,我们不知道这是什么原因,但是我们的大脑确实极其兴奋的响应音乐,尽管音乐不是我们生存的必要因素。

2. Our bodies entrain to rhythm
我们的身体和着节奏
Our bodies entrain to rhythm. Our motor systems naturally entrain, or match, to a rhythmic beat. It’s how we dance to music, tap our foot to a rhythm, and walk in time to a beat.
我们的运动系统也自然的和着,跟随着节奏拍子,这就是我们随乐起舞、脚踩节奏并能和上拍子的原因。
3. Children respond readily to music
孩子们对音乐反应很好
Children learn through music, art, and play, so it’s important to use those mediums when working with children in therapy.他们通过音乐、艺术和玩耍来学习,所以在治疗中使用这些媒介是很重要的。

4. Music taps into our emotions
音乐触及我们的情感
Have you ever listened to a piece of music and smiled? Or felt sad? Whether from the music itself, or from our associations with the music, music taps into our emotional systems. 你有没有听过一段音乐,然后会微笑或感到难过?无论是从音乐本身,还是从我们与音乐的联系中,音乐都触及了我们的情感系统。

5. Music enhances learning
音乐能促进学习
Music is an effective mnemonic device and can “tag” information, not only making it easy to learn, but also easy to later recall.
音乐是一种有效的助记手段,它可以“标记”信息,不仅使学习更轻松而且使后期回忆更容易。
6. Music taps into our memories
音乐触及我们的情感
Have you ever been driving, heard a song on the radio, then immediately been taken to a certain place, a specific time in your life, or a particular person? Music is second only to smell for it’s ability to stimulate our memory in a very powerful way.
你是否曾经开车时听着收音机里的一首歌,然后马上被带到某个地方,带到你特定的生活时期,或者勾起某个人的回忆?音乐能非常有力的刺激记忆,仅次于嗅觉。

7. Music is a social experience
音乐是一种社会体验
Our ancestors bonded and passed on their stories and knowledge through song, stories, and dance. Many of our music experiences are shared with a group, whether playing in band or an elementary music class, listening to jazz at a restaurant, or singing in church choir.
我们的祖先通过歌曲、故事和舞蹈,把他们的故事和知识传递给他们。我们的许多音乐都是群体共享的,无论是在乐队演奏还是在小学音乐课上演奏,在餐厅听爵士乐或者在教堂唱诗班唱歌。
8. Music is predictable
音乐是可预测的
Music is predictable, structured, and organized–and our brain likes it! Even sound waves that make up a single tone or an entire chord are organized in mathematical ratios–and our brains really like this predictability and structure.
音乐是可预测的、结构化的并有组织性的——我们的大脑喜欢它!即使是构成单一音调或整个和弦的声波,都是用数学比率来组织的——我们的大脑真的很喜欢这种可预测性和结构性。

Music has certainly proved its incredible effect on many aspects of our lives. From healing to enhancing, music has undeniably reached and connected with the souls of many.
音乐确实证明了它对我们生活许多方面具有不可思议的影响。从治愈到自我升华,音乐不可否认地与许多人的灵魂联系在一起。

(left to right) Shawn Pimental, Keali’i Reichel, Dana Leong
This is why many musicians cotinuously incoporated healing into their creations. in March 2018, Dana Leong and like-minded musicians, Grammy Nominated Hawaii artist Keali’i Reichel, renowned singer Rimi Natsukawa and music producer Shawn Pimental worked together on their shared mission of healing music. They met up while on tour in Japan.
这就是为什么许多音乐家们在他们的作品中不断地将疗愈的方式融入到他们的作品中。2018年3月,Dana Leong和志同道合的音乐家Keali’i Reichel,Rimi Natsukawa和Shawn Pimental 一起合作,完成了治愈音乐的共同使命。他们是在日本巡演时相遇的。

(left to right) Dana Leong, Rimi Natsukawa, Shawn Pimental

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