THERAPY

WED. I HAD MY BEST MUSIC THERAPY SESSION EVER! I WAS SO EXCITED, I HAD 2 CONTROL FEELINGS OF EXCITEMENT BECAUSE I ALMOST CRIED WITH JOY! SO WHAT WAS IT? I WAS SINGING VOWEL SOUNDS WELL & ACTUALLY MATCHING THE PITCH AS IT WENT UP & DOWN. B4 MY STROKE, I WAS A HUGE SINGER. MUSIC WAS IMPORTANT—PLAYED PIANO 10 YEARS, DANCED SINCE I WAS 5 IN MANY STYLES, VOICE LESSONS 4 LIKE 8 YRS., ALL-STATE & COLLEGE CHOIRS, TRAVELLED 2 EUROPE W/A CHOIR, A MUSIC MINOR, ETC., SO, AS A SINGER & 1 WHO DESIRES MOST 2 TALK AGAIN, THIS WAS HUGE & COMPARABLE 2 THE JOY I FELT WHEN I STARTED WALKING IN SWIM THERAPY—. I ALWAYS HEAR PITCHES IN MY HEAD, BUT CAA'T VOCALIZE THEM—IT'S INCREDIBLY FRUSTRATING 4 AN EXPEIRENCED MUSCIAN 2 NOT SING WHAT IS HEARD! THERE'S AN LDS CD BY MICHAEL MCCLEAN CALLED THE 4GOTTEN CAROLS. I'VE ALWAYS LOVED IT, BUT CAN NOW RELATE 2 THE ANGEL SAYING, "IF U COULD ONLY HEAR THE MUSIC IN MY HEAD!"

SO WHAT BROUGHT THIS ABOUT SO I CAN RECREATE IT? NOT SURE. COULD BE A MIXTURE OF THINGS:
• I STRETCHED MY VOCAL CHORDS BY EXTREME PBA LAUGHTER & CRYING B4 IT (& I KNOW I HAVE 2 TYPE 2 STRETCH OUT & LIMBER UP MY FINGERS SO THEY'LL MOVE BETTER 2 PLAY MY PIANO/SYNTHESIZER)
• THE TIME 4 SESSIONS NOW IS IN MY BETTER "AWAKE" HRS.
• I TILTED FAR BACK, SO I GOT TONS MORE AIR
• NO1 WAS THERE (I GET PERFORMANCE ANXIETY), EVEN THOUGH I FIGURED MARK WAS LISTENING (HE WAS!)
• WE REALLY WORKED ON BREATHING EXERCISES B4

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