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The Listening Program

The Listening Program
The Listening Program®(TLP) is a music listening method, personalized to improve brain fitness at any age or level of ability. Used and trusted by hundreds of thousands of people in over 35 countries, TLP is offered through our international network of trained providers. TLP has global effects on the brain, and is commonly used to support ch [...]

Capoeira: Martial Arts with Music, Da...

Capoeira: Martial Arts with Music, Dance and Acrobatics
I saw the movie “Only the Strong” where an instructor decides to teach Capoeira to troubled inner city high school students.  This was my first introduction to a brazilian martial art that incorporate music, rythmn, and fighting practice into one art form.  I found a local Capoeira Club in San Jose within a couple of weeks.  I sta [...]

TakeTINa: Rhythm is Your Teacher

TakeTINa:  Rhythm is Your Teacher
TakeTINa is a Rhythm and dance therapy that is very healing.  The coordination of movement that is in patterns with speech and hand movements that is in different patterns causes some type of neurological reset that is very healing.  It was hard for me to do simple synchronous dance steps in a group while performing some asynchronous speech a [...]

Choir and Pitch Recognition

Choir and Pitch Recognition
Pitch recognition is related to sound recognition.  In some languages the pitch between sylables makes up unique words.  In addition to getting the sequence of sounds right a singer has to get the pitch or melody of the sounds right to communicate the unique meaning. I wasn’t tone deaf but it was hard to hear parts especially two parts [...]

Folk Dancing is Therapeutic

Folk Dancing is Therapeutic
In junior high school, on rainy days,  we had co-ed dancing in the gym.  Sometimes this was line dancing or square dancing.  Listening to instructions or the “caller” while staying in step with the music and circling in a “grand right and left” was great multi-sensory activity. Integrating listening, movement, touch, [...]

Karaoke and Interactive Media

Karaoke and Interactive Media
Learning to enjoy singing led to the problem of memorizing the words.  Videodisc and CD+G made synchronizing lyrics possible.  Synchronizing the sound with the visual was the early part of my entrepreneuial career.  When I learned that “Dragon Lair” game was run from a computer driving the playback of the video, I knew that inter [...]

Time to Get Started

Time to Get Started
I have had the “Gordon’s Mind” domain for a couple of months and have been planning and working on the implementation of the purpose, look, and feel. Ever since I realized that I had the audio processing side of dyslexia a few years ago, I have had a burning desire to share what I’ve learned about myself and my conditi [...]