Music to spark a better life for older adults and preschoolers

Colorful World for Adults

Brattleboro, VT Rainbow

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About this time of year, I start to dream of warmer weather, sunshine, and planting my garden.  As I am preparing a session of Music Sparks on colors, I thought I’d share a few of my songs about colors which I pull out at various times.  Yes, I did share a post and newsletter on colors a few months ago.  As there are so many wonderful songs with colors, I wanted to share some songs I use when visiting assisted livings and nursing homes.

Singalong songs to share:

It’s just a starter list to get you started.  You could center sessions on just one color or  add art experiences to the mix.  Speaking of art, I’d like to share a great YouTube video that shows the effectiveness of the arts for those dealing with dementing illness.  See how these people respond.

Did you know Frank Sinatra conducted 12 classical compositions on colors?  Titled “Tone Poems of Color” this album of was released in 1956.  There is also poetry by Norman Sickel to go with the compositions.  While many may not know about this album, the classical music lovers may enjoy it.

Tomorrow’s post will be again on colors but this time for preschoolers!


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