by David Was
November 24, 2009
it’s not just longhair music that benefits mood and healing. Familiarity is also a key factor. Suzanne Hanser, chairperson of the Music Therapy Department at the Berklee College of Music, says that what counts is “the kinds of memories, feelings and associations that a piece of music brings to mind.”
Who knew the iPod could replace the serotonin reuptake inhibitor?
Or that Metallica could heal as well as howl?
Music As Meds:
- Bach Partita for Solo Violin No. 3
- Handel Harp Solo
- “Nothing Else Matters” by Metallica
- “Wouldn’t It Be Nice? (a cappella)” by The Beach Boys
- “In a Sentimental Mood” by Duke Ellington and John Coltrane