Music refines the taste, purifies the heart,
and elevates our nature.
It does more:
it soothes in sorrow, tranquillizes in passion,
and wears away the irritabilities of life.
It intensifies love,
it fires the patriotism,
and makes the altar of our devotion burn
a purer, holier flame.
--W.W. Hall, M.D., Hall's Journal of Health for 1862.
The greatest benefits from therapy -
cognitive, emotional and social -
come from effortful engagement with music.
--William Forde Thompson and Gottfried Schlaug,
Scientific American Mind (March-April 2015)
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