A range of music, raps, chants, rhythmic activities, and even music lesson and music class curriculum suggestions will be offered here. All will be related to keeping wisdom attitudes in mind through music and rhythm. Check out drumming rhythms from the upcoming book the Rhythm of Virtue at the Florasabi video page. And, check out the following:
Almost Anything at Myspace
An older format, but still relevant, Ten of the 15 tracks on the album Blue can be heard at www.myspace.com/deniseflora. Listen especially to the track "This Life". This album was produced by Denise and her students at Let's Play Music in Apex, North Carolina.
Ready Set Happy chants
Positive chants for children from Ready Set Happy based on the 16 Guidelines. Sometimes you can access Text and Audio of the chants from the 16 guidelines site, but the links tend to move around. You can see text within the chapters of Ready Set Happy itself, as well as the handclap Video from flickr.
A blues song for children from the Contentment Chapter of Ready Set Happy on the 16G site.
Popular Music and Music Videos
Check out the music video channel at Karmatube.org for music with positive messages and impacts.
Are there any positive message popular songs to share with teens that are appropriate for people of all faiths or none? Turns out there are! Over 150 of them! Click on the image below for an index of a few of them keyed to the 16 Guidelines for Life
What you can do
Try an exercise yourself with music, a very quick one...find a teenager. Ask them to tell you three songs they like that have positive messages. They may tell you there aren't any, but there are. Persevere. Listen to one whole song (about three minutes) with them, then talk about the song. Cool.
Let's Play Music
A private music studio in Apex, North Carolina
Let's Play Music is a community of about 30 families gathering for music lessons and musical events, modeling music as an interactive community experience. No competitions, no recitals, just a potluck party one or twice per year to enjoy the music and each other.
Mostly piano and guitar students, children, teens, and adults learn 1) playing music for relaxation, 2) how to communicate to each other about music. Musical cross-training, multi-instrumentalism, and gratitude are encouraged.
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