Wednesday, August 2

“Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.”
― Kahlil Gibran, wisdom writer

Today’s Excerpt:

How does your body feel when you listen to music you love?

Listen to one or more of these transformational songs and notice how it makes you feel:

Wade in the Water” (3-min video) by The Spirituals Choir retells the story of Moses in the Bible.

1500 singers sing HALLELUJAH!” (6-min video) is a moving version of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”

Stand by Me” (3-min video) by the Kingdom Choir was performed at a royal wedding.

For something livelier, watch:

Bobby McFerrin Demonstrates the Power of the Pentatonic Scale” (3-min video) shows Bobby McFerrin leading a group in singing a simple note progression.

Hoppipolla” (7-min video) from the Icelandic band Sigur Ros is a concert where people of all ages gather to enjoy music together. The video also includes old footage of people in Iceland.

CYMATICS: Science Vs. Music” (6-min video) from Nigel Stanford shows the intersection of music and science.