Let us pursue the notion expressed in a thread yesterday that the playing of pleasant music does indeed do something to relieve stress, lower blood pressure, make one feel better, etc. (reasonably true assumption). Let us also pursue the notion that it can thus increase relief from cancer symptoms (possibly true assumption). So how about
having a little fun and make some suggestions for some songs that we think might do a really good job
Clearly an individual's musical tastes must play a role in this. A Mozart sonata might be very relaxing to one person, but boring, possibly even stressful, to another. Some people love country music, and would find listening to it very relaxing. Others not so much.
Songs that bring back one's pleasant memories would seem to be especially useful candidates for promoting relaxation and thus reducing stress. (But songs that bring back the memory of a break-up or a loss might do just the opposite – one must be careful).
Are there any music forms that might be almost universally
good for this? Low key, soft and romantic might be a good combination. Something like sentimental 1950s Classic Rock, for example, such as this one that Marilyn and I always loved:
"The Ten Commandments of Love" (Moonglows, 1958)/www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6Eu43RoaGQ
Or, perhaps light classical with a gentle flow to it might do the trick as well, such as this very beautiful piano nocturne:
"Clair de Lune" ("Moonlight") (Debussy, 1905)/www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LXl4y6D-QI
On the other hand, some people may actually prefer hard rock, finding that it actually relaxes them better than anything else for some reason. To each his own.
So, just for the fun of it, what kind of music do you think would in your case do the best job of relaxing you, and maybe take some of the bite out of any symptoms you might be having?
That is, if you were programming your own stress-reduction music tape as a form of your own music therapy, what would it sound like?
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