Don Campbell discusses the union of sound and spirit in this well-produced interview from EBRU TV...
The final edition in Don Campbell's exciting three book/cd series Every day our Spirit is tested by faith in what we see, feel, and do. From times of great pain and stress to those of joy and deep balance, sound is a constant companion to the Spirit. Our affirmations, prayers, and songs invite the Spirit to awaken and encourage us.
"Don feels that music is a bridge of transformation from the mundane and personal to the universal connection and that through observing and experiencing the differences between horizontal and vertical spirituality, the powers of prayer and meditation can be actualized effectively?"
"I also look at how music affects the society in which we live—the songs we sing, the popular music we create—how does that find expression in our culture? How can we use music not only for reducing stress, but also to give us a bridge to our transformation, whether that be spiritual or intellectual?"
The second edition in Don Campbell's exciting three book/cd series is a five day journey into the powerful inner world of vibration and image that will bring you into harmony. MORE>>>
Don Campbell will join Maestro Michael Butterman of the esteemed Boulder Philharmonic in a series of pre-concert lectures themed "The Conscious Listener". These fun and informative discussions will help audience members...MORE>>>
Don Campbell interviewed in Southern Oregonian
“The more I have come to know about music and how people listen to it and use it, the more I have realized its effect on health,” [Campbell] says. “Music can be used to reduce...” MORE>>>
International Alliance for Learning interview with Don Campbell
“One afternoon in September, I enjoyed a very relaxed and informative telephone interview with Don Campbell. Don is well known as the author of 18 books, including Rhythms of Learning and The Mozart Effect®, which has now been translated into 25 languages. His latest book is Harmony of Health...”MORE>>>
DON CAMPBELL IN THE NEWS:
"Musician urges parents to tune in to The Mozart Effect®"
LONDON - Reuters
Mozart started listening to music before he was born -- and by the age of four was already beginning to compose his own. Of course not every child exposed to music in the womb and in the first months of life will display such genius, but according to Don Campbell, musician, teacher and author of "The Mozart Effect®", a little music early on can produce huge benefits. And, he insists, Mozart does it better than anyone else. "The power of music has to do with patterns and the timing of perception," Campbell told Reuters in an interview.
TWO WONDERFUL RESOURCES
Awakening Ashley: Mozart Knocks Autism on its Ear
A little girl's recovery from autism. Ashley could hear - but she couldn't listen. Using the Tomatis Method, a sound stimulation therapy program, and The Mozart Effect® to retrain her ears took her back to the time in the womb-where listening begins. With the help of Mozart, Ashley was awakened!
"Listen Up! This remarkable story is for every parent with a child waiting to be awakened to language and communication. Tune-in to the powers of music and the ear that can help harmonize and organize your world."
Solace is a balm for the soul during such where the dark clouds in life give way to the glow of eternal hope and peace. Nominated for a GRAMMY® Award, Solace includes 12 of Hoppé's signature compositions. A reflective, healing journey perfectly suited to our times.
House Concurrent Resolution 380 (H.CON.RES.380)
Passed by theUnited States House of Representatives
Research has shown that students' involvement in their school music program is critical to a complete education. Musical study develops critical thinking and self-discipline skills, and improves a child's early cognitive development, basic math and reading abilities, self-esteem, SAT scores, ability to work in teams, spatial reasoning skills, and school attendance.
In an analysis of United States Department of Education data on more than 25,000 secondary school students, researchers found that students who report consistent high levels of involvement in instrumental music over the middle and high school years show 'significantly higher levels of mathematics proficiency by grade 12, regardless of a student's socioeconomic status'."
Society for the Arts in Healthcare Conference
Opening Overture from
The Mozart Effect®: Tapping the Power of Music to Heal the Body, Strengthen the Mind, and Unlock the Creative Spirit
By Don Campbell (HarperCollins)
"What is this magical medium that moves, enchants, energizes, and heals us? In an instant, music can uplift our soul. It awakens within us the spirit of prayer, compassion, and love. It clears our minds and has been known to make us smarter.
Music can dance and sing our blues away. It conjures up memories of lost lovers or deceased friends. It lets the child in us play, the monk in us pray, the cowgirl in us line dance, the hero in us surmount all obstacles. It helps the stroke patient find language and expression.
Music is a holy place, a cathedral so majestic that we can sense the magnificence of the universe, and also a hovel so simple and private that none of us can plumb its deepest secrets.
Music helps plants grow, drives our neighbors to distraction, lulls children to sleep, and marches men to war. Music can drum out evil spirits, sing the praises of the Virgin Mary, invoke the Buddha of Universal Salvation, enchant leaders and nations, captivate and soothe, resurrect and transform.
Yet it is more than all of these things. It is the sounds of earth and sky, of tides and storm. It is the echo of a train in the distance, the pounding reverberations of a carpenter at work. From the first cry of life to the last sigh of death, from the beating of our hearts to the soaring of our imaginations, we are enveloped by sound and vibration every moment of our lives. It is the primal breath of creation itself, the speech of angels and atoms, the stuff of which life and dreams, souls and stars, are ultimately fashioned.