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RE: Music in the Artroom


From: Freeland, Sue (freelas_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Sep 22 2004 - 11:36:48 PDT

Can't believe how well Reiki music works...the HS kids even ask for it and the class is SO Quiet!!! This along with explaining the left brain right brain's like magic. Am thinking of doing a workshop on this. Now, sometimes my classes are so quiet, I have to put on music just so my shuffling and consults with students is not a distraction.
These are Art1 mostly ninth grade classes...once they get in that right brain mode they are like in a trance! Also realized that if anyone is drawing or doodling while I'm talking, they are not processing my words!
Can't believe this works!

-----Original Message-----
From: houstonia nerd []
Sent: Friday, September 17, 2004 9:24 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: Music in the Artroom

Eric Jensen has talked about this. He says if you want to slow a class down, play music that is slower than your heartrate, and if they're a lethargic group, speed them up with music that's faster than their heartbeat. wrote:

I know we have discussed this thread over and over through the years but I
need to know if anyone has heard of any actual research on this. I am
working on my master's and am taking a class titled, "Educational Research
Literature and Techniques. We have to conduct an action research project,
my title is, "Which music, if any, soothes my savage beasts?" I will need
to support other research to refer to in my research.

Debbie Nicholas
Art Teacher
Texas High

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