Friday, 4 May 2018

the benefits of singing together

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the benefits of singing together


The benefits of singing together


"From the beginning of human history people have sung together in groups, to rejoice and to mourn and to party and to pass the time. We are part of this tradition, looking back, looking forward, remembering old times and taking new chances.“
Bobby McFerrin


From making us feel good, nurturing our creativity, healing us, boosting our self confidence and self belief (to name just a few) singing has benefits that can not be ignored. We need to rid ourselves of the notion that there are people who should and should not sing (good or bad singers). Singing is for all of us. 


"Choral singing calms the heart and boosts endorphin levels. It improves lung function. It increases pain thresholds and reduces the need for pain medication. It also seems to improve your outlook, boosting mood and self-esteem while alleviating feelings of stress and depression."

Further discussion about the idea that singing can actually change the brain can be found in this Tedx talk with Tania de Jong. 



"Tania de Jong AM makes the case that people singing together can change the brain. Pushing the idea that creativity is the strategic tool of the 21st century, she says how our voices have been silenced and that it's not doing us any good. She explains how singing is a survival mechanism, how it makes our hearts beat together and can help heal strokes and depression."

You can find out more in her Tedx talk here:







This talk by Katie Kat discusses the idea that singing is a necessity. It connects us to ourselves and others. Singing is a social activity and builds communities.



"Why is it necessary to sing? The human voice is an incredible superpower we all have. Science is just beginning to understand how good singing is for our bodies, hearts and minds! Be inspired to sing every day to improve your connection to yourself and the world around you!"

Find out more in this Tedx talk by Katie Kat here:






I hope this inspires you to find your voice and sing from the heart.





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15 comments:

  1. We wanted our kids to be singers, so we sang.
    I love the memories we have of singing around the dining room table--with our St. Bernard howling in accompaniment!

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    1. Lovely memories. My love of music and singing definitely started as a child. Something that has been a joy ever since :)

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  2. A very interesting read, I love singing and it instantly calms my children. #dreamteam

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    1. thanks so much - there's so much more research happening now about the benefits of singing - and particularly singing together. It's wonderful for all ages. I love having the chance to sing with others every week here. Have a fab day :)

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  3. Love this! My husband and I are both singers, so we have no trouble constantly singing with our little one!
    #FabFridayPost

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    1. such a fabulous thing to do for all ages.

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  4. I love singing, but I had no idea of the benefits. this was so interesting! #DreamTeam

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    1. It's great that there are added health benefits too for something that is so much fun!

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  5. We love having nights in with the kids where we put songs on and all sing and dance, it's great fun, #FabFridayPost

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    1. Thanks so much Sarah. It really is such a wonderful thing to sing with others. Have a great week :)

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  6. Singing really does make you feel better! I used to be part of a Rock Choir before I had my daughter and it made me feel so good every week. Even if I was feeling a bit tired, it's just such a great release. Thanks for linking up to #fortheloveofBLOG x

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    1. You're right - it is so much fun, and helps relax and destress, as well as all the other benefits!

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  7. My father in law has Parkinsons and has been advised to take up singing as a kind of physical therapy and also to lighten his mood. Music is good for the soul! #bloggersbest

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  8. Awww I totally am with you, music uplifts me so much. Thanks for linking up such a lovely post to the #BloggersBests

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  9. I love this post! At times, I tell the Mrs. and the kinder, let's talk like we're in a musical. And we sing everything, like we are on Broadway! Love this -- its a shame my voice is bad, but who cares. It's fun and connection. Great post xoxo #fortheloveofBLOG xo

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