A Cradle Of Sound

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The relationship between music and healing has been well documented. Recent studies conclude that harp music can play a special role in the recovery of hospital patients. Christina Tourin and Kathy Widenhouse extol the virtues of healing with harps.  Ted, a 17 year-old boy with a terminal brain tumour had been in a coma at Scripps Mercy Hospital for weeks.  I sat next to his bed, playing songs on my harp that I thought he might recognise – music by Incubus and Sarah McLaughlin – since I knew that comatose patients often respond to familiar tunes. But nothing happened.      ...read the full length article here (Adobe Reader required, opens New Window) 

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