The effects of COVID-19 have forced the world to remain home for several weeks now, and many of us are running out of ideas on how to stay entertained, inspired, and connected. Of course, music can be one answer to any of those needs. Here are 5 ways you can put some music into your…

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As we age, it’s very common for us to become more isolated. When we’re healthy, we can get out to the coffee shop for the drink, or church for a weekly service, or the rec center to exercise with friends. These opportunities can become fewer and fewer when our bodies do not have as much…

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Tired of scrolling through social media? Can’t find anything on TV, and you’ve finished binge watching all of Netflix too? How about some live music? We’ve searched far and wide for the best online concerts and live streams the internet has to offer during this unprecedented period of time when all the performers have to…

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  Mood: Relaxed, Happy Themes: 70s Country, Happiness Tempo: Moderate Genre/Style: 1970s Country   Mornings can set the mood for an entire day. Some folks appear to have a spring in their step and a smile on their face as soon as they wake up, while for others, it can be quite challenging even to peel…

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COVID-19 is on the rise, and we need all the help we can get to make sure that coronavirus doesn’t spread.  The CDC recommends at least 20 seconds of vigorous handwashing with soap and warm water to prevent the spread of germs.  Why not make it fun? Here are 10 choruses from 1940-1970 to help…

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Hello, With the recent news about COVID-19 diagnoses in Johnson County and St. Louis, I am writing to reassure you that the Soundscaping Source team is following these developments closely. Nothing is more important to us than the safety of the older adults we serve, and we are putting extra attention into the infection control…

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Rainbow piercing through a cloud with a dark background. Words read "1940s popular song"

Mood: wistful, dreamy Themes: Rain, Rainbows Tempo: slow Genre/Style: 1940 popular standard The days are getting longer again and with the peak winter month past, we eagerly await the spring rains and the rainbows gracefully accompany them. In this spotlight we explore “Over the Rainbow,” one of Judy Garland’s top songs. Try out some of…

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Three football players in uniforms and helmets, with a referee in the background.

It’s true – there aren’t many singable songs about football. Nothing as great as “Take Me Out To The Ballgame,”  for sure. The song “You Gotta Be A Football Hero” is one option, but having been written in 1933, the lyrics are a bit outdated for many of us living in the 21st century. Jock…

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Blue fireworks on a night sky. Label reads Holiday/Show Tune

  Mood: Hopeful  Themes: New Year, Celebration Tempo: Relaxed, Slow Genre/Style: Holiday/Show Tune Another year has zipped by and it is time to usher in the New Year. The time of resolutions and reflection has arrived, and whether you are a fan of setting a goal for the new year, this song beautifully states an…

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Mood: Hopeful  Themes: Snow, Holidays Tempo: Relaxed, Slow Genre/Style: Holiday Popular Tune Written by Irving Berlin, the song “White Christmas” was first recorded in 1942. The song includes a wistful reminiscence about a traditional, snowy, holiday setting. Most famously, Bing Crosby sang this song in the film, “White Christmas,” which premiered in 1954. In the…

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