Music Soothes the Savage… Blood Pressure

Music Soothes the Savage… Blood Pressure

Got high blood pressure? Listen up! To music that is. In the March 2015 Reader’s Digest it was reported that medical research has validated something we’ve all known for a long time… Listening to music has a calming effect. According to RD, in at least one study, it was found that listening to music for around a half-hour a day for about a month can have a significant positive effect on blood pressure. How significant? The researchers recorded a reduction of 12mm Hg in systolic blood pressure (the top number) and a 5 mm Hg decrease in the bottom number (diastolic pressure). This favorably compares to the benefits of taking a strong blood pressure medication. The short article went on to say that the calming effect of music is so powerful that it was actually more effective at reducing stress for folks heading into cardiac surgery than a sedative. Moreover, a group who listened to music after their surgery “fared better than patients who received the sedative.” One theory is that music directly acts on the body’s autonomic nervous system… the system that controls heart rate and blood pressure. Score another win for music! (Pun...

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Swing Band Song Inventory

Swing Band Song Inventory

Hello Swing Band Members Here is a full copy of the Swing Band Inventory that you can print out using Print Friendly. These are Glenn’s Songs. Inactive Style Glenn Pat Music as of 2/14/2014  Waltz x A Child Is Born  Holiday x A Christmas Auld Lang Syne  MS x A String of Pearls  MS x After You’ve Gone  MS x Ain’t She Sweet  Holiday x Armed Forces-Pride of America!  MS x Basin Street Blues  Rock x Birdland  SS x Black Coffee  FS x Blue Skies  FS x Blues Around the Block  Rock x Brass Machine  Ballad x But Beautiful  FS x Bye Bye Blackbird  SS x Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man  Rock x Cantaloupe Island  Rock x Chameleon  FS x Crusin’ The Back Bay  FS x Flight of the Foo Birds  SS x For Lena And Lennie  MS x Gospel Blues  Polka x Helena Polka  Rock x Honk  Polka x Hoop-Dee-Doo  MS x I Get A Kick Out Of You  Ballad x I Remember Clifford  FS x I’m Beginning To See The Light  Latin x If I Could Fly  FS x I’ll Remember April  MS x It Don’t Mean a Thing  MS Vocal x It’s Only a Paper Moon  SS x It’s All Right With Me  SS x I’ve Never Been In Love Before  MS x Just in Time  MS x Let’s Fall In Love  Latin x Mamacita!  SS x Minnie, the Moocher  SS – Tpt solo x My Funny Valentine  MS x On the Sunny Side of the Street  MS x One More For The Count  latin x One Note Samba  MS x Opus One  Latin x Oye Como Va  Polka x Pennsylvania  Polka  Latin x Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars  Latin x Samba Ti Kaye  MS x Second Line  SS x Send In The Clowns  SS Vocal x Someone To Watch Over  Rock x Spinning Wheel  SS – Tpt solo x Star Dust  MS x Stompin’ at the Savoy  SS Vocal x Stormy Weather  MS x Straight No Chaser  SS – Trb solo x Summertime  MS x Swingin’  Easy  FS x Swingin’ Shanty  MS x Swingin’ Thing  MS x Take the A Train  Latin – Vocal x The Girl From Ipanema  Rock x The Jazz Police  SS x The Shadow of Your Smile  MS Vocal x They Can’t Take That Away From Me  MS x Things Ain’t What They Used To Be  Latin x Waters Of March  MS x Work Song  MS x You Made Me Love You These are Pat’s Songs. Inactive Style Glenn Pat Music as of 2/14/2014   SS – BSx solo x A Gentle Touch  Rock x Aftershock  MS x All In Good Time  MS x Autumn Leaves  Rock x Beneath an Orange...

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