Music to spark a better life for older adults and preschoolers


Back in January, I wrote a blog on relaxation, which listed a few selections for music listening.  This blog further expands on that topic.  When considering music for relaxation, realize that which creates relaxation is a personal matter.  However, there are some guiding principles.

The tempo of the music is often 50-80 beats per minute.  It can also be music with no specific rhythm.  The melody is generally smooth with dynamics being fairly stable and ranges being limited.   It is music that creates for you a decreased feeling of anxiety or agitation.  It is music you find elicits a calming effect on your emotions.

There are also different purposes for relaxation, which may affect your music selections.  At times, I want the music to help me fall asleep.  There are times I want the music to assist me in slowing down.  Repeated use of the same music also helps me more quickly reach my desired state.

So here is a portion of my relaxation playlist:

  • “Another Shore”, Alex de Grassi
  • “Inner Strength, Inner Peace”, Wayne Jones
  • “Reflection”, Liquid Mind
  • “Prayer and Word”, David Darling
  • “Lux Aeterna: O Nata Lux”, Elora Festiva;Singers & Noel Edison
  • “After the Rain”, Michael Jones
  • “Gentle Touch”, Ralf Illenberger

May you find relaxation, joy and peace in your life.

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