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Just about everyone likes to listen to music to put them "in the mood," and these techniques get you "out" of a mood! The "Tao" part is about accepting what you're feeling, and dealing with it, by using Dr. Ortiz's methods. Includes musical menus that you can use to create your own program for dealing with issues, koans for meditation, and various other fun exercises to ma Just about everyone likes to listen to music to put them "in the mood," and these techniques get you "out" of a mood! The "Tao" part is about accepting what you're feeling, and dealing with it, by using Dr. Ortiz's methods. Includes musical menus that you can use to create your own program for dealing with issues, koans for meditation, and various other fun exercises to make music a part of your holistic health program. Appendix, bibliography, index.


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Just about everyone likes to listen to music to put them "in the mood," and these techniques get you "out" of a mood! The "Tao" part is about accepting what you're feeling, and dealing with it, by using Dr. Ortiz's methods. Includes musical menus that you can use to create your own program for dealing with issues, koans for meditation, and various other fun exercises to ma Just about everyone likes to listen to music to put them "in the mood," and these techniques get you "out" of a mood! The "Tao" part is about accepting what you're feeling, and dealing with it, by using Dr. Ortiz's methods. Includes musical menus that you can use to create your own program for dealing with issues, koans for meditation, and various other fun exercises to make music a part of your holistic health program. Appendix, bibliography, index.

30 review for The Tao of Music: Sound Psychology Using Music to Change Your Life

  1. 4 out of 5

    Karin

    I can't decide if this is a great book or just so-so. I have ambiguous feelings about it. First, it is *very* redundant. I think it was set up that way so that the "client" could just go to the chapter he needed and look up the pertinent exercises. But almost all exercises are a variation of the same exercise. I was very disappointed in his lack of variability and almost a tunnel vision when it came to treatment. I wasn't really expecting a "practical guide" to using Music Therapy in my daily livi I can't decide if this is a great book or just so-so. I have ambiguous feelings about it. First, it is *very* redundant. I think it was set up that way so that the "client" could just go to the chapter he needed and look up the pertinent exercises. But almost all exercises are a variation of the same exercise. I was very disappointed in his lack of variability and almost a tunnel vision when it came to treatment. I wasn't really expecting a "practical guide" to using Music Therapy in my daily living, but that's what this was. However, when he was just writing about the power of music and sticking to his research quoting, it was amazing. In fact, I pulled out some quotes to hang up, they were *that* good. He was so into using words that I consider "psychobabble" that I was sometimes derailed and very distracted at his lack of "real-life" applicability. I found a relaxation script that looks amazing and I also want to put that into my own arsenal. His music choices were singular and dated. His suggestions for remaining in the moment and how that helps us to have more rewarding lives was stunningly good. I'm obviously *not* a Taoist. I don't think that will ever change. I don't want to fade into nothing. I feel that my "person" is valuable and can help make the world a better place if I so choose. I don't want to become so transcended that nothing matters. One of the things that I love about meditating is that it helps me to *remember* the things that *truly* matter, not dropping everything that I care about. I'm not sure that's what "being in a different state" really is. To each his own. I know what relaxation and meditation do for me and I will continue to utilize them to help me stay grounded and focused on the most important things. If you're into these kinds of books, go ahead and read it, you may be surprised, if you're not...don't. :-)

  2. 5 out of 5

    Daniel

    This is not a book for "reading". It's a reference manual for a personal music therapy program. I was terribly disappointed, though it was mostly because I went into this expecting something completely different. Something deeper, and less fast food. If you want a reference of possible artists/songs to fit or change your mood, it's probably useful (though the TuneGlue website does a better job). Otherwise, the educational material seems old and stale, and you probably know intuitively everything This is not a book for "reading". It's a reference manual for a personal music therapy program. I was terribly disappointed, though it was mostly because I went into this expecting something completely different. Something deeper, and less fast food. If you want a reference of possible artists/songs to fit or change your mood, it's probably useful (though the TuneGlue website does a better job). Otherwise, the educational material seems old and stale, and you probably know intuitively everything it contains.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Nadine

    I’m not sure what to make of this book. In general, the information was helpful as a personal music therapy guide. I found it a little frustrating to read straight through because concepts/terminology were introduced but not fully explained until later in the book. U think the book would have benefitted if the chapters had been arranged in a more sensical order. I shouldn’t have to skip forward 200 pages to get a full explanation of a concept/term being used throughout the book starting in chapt I’m not sure what to make of this book. In general, the information was helpful as a personal music therapy guide. I found it a little frustrating to read straight through because concepts/terminology were introduced but not fully explained until later in the book. U think the book would have benefitted if the chapters had been arranged in a more sensical order. I shouldn’t have to skip forward 200 pages to get a full explanation of a concept/term being used throughout the book starting in chapter 1.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Christina

    This has a permanent place on my shelf. It is invaluable as a reference book. It provides a conversation companion when I need one.

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    Serbulent Sengun

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    Brad Moffitt

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    Liam Underwood

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    Ala

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    Rodrigo Mendoza

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