By Andrew Schulman
For millennia, track has been identified to have a strong position within the therapeutic procedure. This relocating and encouraging e-book tells the story of a guy pulled from the threshold of loss of life by way of song who, in flip, makes use of tune as medication to aid heal others.
Andrew Schulman, a fifty-seven-year-old expert guitarist, had a detailed brush with loss of life at the evening of July sixteen, 2009. opposed to the odds―with the aid of music―he survived: A scientific miracle.
Once totally recovered, Andrew resolved to commit his lifestyles to bringing tune to severely in poor health sufferers at Mount Sinai Beth Israel’s ICU. In Waking the Spirit, you are going to study the striking tales of the folks he’s met alongside the way―both sufferers and doctors―and see the remarkable position track can play in a contemporary health center setting.
In his new paintings as a scientific musician, Andrew has met with specialists in track, neuroscience, and drugs. during this booklet, he stocks with readers an outline of the state-of-the-art technology and clinical theories that light up this fascinating field.
This publication explores the facility of tune to heal the physique and wake up the spirit.
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It was midafternoon, late June 2009. The caller ID showed the name of a doctor I’d seen for the first time a week before. I instantly realized that if my doctor was calling the day after a pancreas scan there was a very good chance I was about to get some very bad news. We’d known for ten months since the first scan revealed two suspicious cysts that things might get serious. I stared at the phone for another second before answering. My wife, Wendy, must have seen my expression. She hurried over, fear in her eyes.
An important decision, as I’ve been a voracious reader from the same age I started playing the guitar. At the time, I was making my way through Rex Stout’s crime series featuring genius detective, Nero Wolfe. My first choice went in the bag, but I reconsidered. The title might have been unsettling to another patient—Might As Well Be Dead. I took it out and reached for another that I thought was a better choice: Not Quite Dead Enough. , witch doctor or medicine man) functioned as the tribe’s chief musician, medicine man and priest.
I was surprised and delighted. She had found her own voice again. It was almost time for me to leave. I’d been playing short, melodic pieces, and they were working well, keeping the patient calm, but I wanted to go a step further. To play one of Bach’s most profound fugues, one of the most intricate forms of music ever devised. I decided on the fugue from the Prelude, Fugue, and Allegro written late in his life. As I started to play the deceptively simple opening melody, she gazed at me, grateful, and settled back into the pillows of her bed.