Collection – 10 Tracks

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A collection of 10 Tracks.

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Lift 
This improvisation begins in a more sullen mood to match the subject who may need an emotional boost, then shifts gradually to a much lighter, uplifting character of musical style. Tunes suggested within the improvisation are “Logan Water” in a mostly minor key, transitioning to the brighter tempo and feel of Turlough O’Carolan’s “Sheebeg & Sheemore”.

Length: 12:40
Key of D

Drift
This improvisation begins in a more sullen mood to match the subject who may need an emotional boost, then shifts gradually to a much lighter, uplifting character of musical style. Tunes suggested within the improvisation are “Logan Water” in a mostly minor key, transitioning to the brighter tempo and feel of Turlough O’Carolan’s “Sheebeg & Sheemore”.

Length: 20:57
Key of D

Slumber
In this improvisation, intended to distract and aid in sleepiness, a lullaby “All the Pretty Little Horses” is quoted.

Length: 15:32
Key of G

Rooted
The character of this music generally invokes a sense of steadiness and “grounding” intended for those who may be experiencing overwhelm, or perhaps much change in their lives. Musically, this track begins with a traditional tune called “The Chanter” and then shifts to a calming tune, “The Morning Star” by Turlough O’Carolan.

Length: 14:54
Key of G

Steady
The character of this music generally invokes a sense of steadiness and “grounding” intended for those who may be experiencing overwhelm, or perhaps much change in their lives. An improvisation veers away from this mode so as not to overdo this musical “place” as it can become agitating. The Irish traditional melody “Stancil Hill” is used.

Length: 12:50
Key of C

Folk Medley 1
This medley of folk tunes is effective for multiple generations and especially beloved to many dementia patients.

Folk tunes included are:

  • Red River Valley
  • Shenandoah Greensleeves
  • Danny Boy
  • This Land is Your Land
  • Tennessee Waltz
  • You Are My Sunshine

Length: 17:04
Key of C

Hymns 1 
These are my own arrangements of well known Hymns. Little improvisation is used to blend from one to the next. Time and time again, when these tunes were used in a clinical setting, I witnessed how clients could release tension or emotion upon listening. In cases of clients with dementia, many began to sing often recalling much of the lyrics.

Hymns included are:
How Great Thou Art
What a Friend We Have in Jesus
Old Rugged Cross
Blessed Assurance
Ode to Joy
Jesus Loves Me
Simple Gifts
Amazing Grace

Length: 18:30
Key of C

Lighten
This improvisation begins in a more sullen mood to match the subject who may need an emotional boost, then shifts gradually to a much lighter, uplifting character of musical style. A musical “formula” is utilized as a vehicle to shift the input of musical content to a lighter mood. The improvisation concludes with Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring. The tempo gradually increases to be rather fast with the intention of elevating mood.

Length: 16:19
Key of F

Spring
This improvisation begins in a more sullen mood to match the subject who may need an emotional boost, then shifts gradually to a much lighter, uplifting character of musical style. A very long improvisation moves through chord progressions which are meant to invoke a peaceful stillness. This improvisation concludes with a gradually faster “Spring” by Vivaldi.

Length: 16:05
Key of C

Tranquil
The Scottish traditional melody “Mary, Young and Fair” is played initially at a much faster tempo in order to match an elevated heart rate. Improvisation between versions of the tune slows the tempo gradually until a very lulling tempo is met at the close.

Length: 12:11
Key of A Minor

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