Ongoing History of New Music

Ongoing History Daily: Stressed? Here’s how music can help.

Everyone knows that music can help regulate your mood.  It can get you pumped up and inspired–or it can be used to make you relaxed and calm.  Psychologist Sharon Heller has a book called Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Fast, Too Tight and she has some tips for people who want to use music to power down. 

Basically, you need to find music that is synchronized to your body’s natural rhythms, especially your heartbeat.  She recommends that you find music that runs anywhere from 60 to 70 beats per minute, which is the same as your heartbeat. 

Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Fast and Too Tight by Sharon Heller is available here.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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