Song Spotlight: “Mama Tried”

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Mood: Regretful, Defiant, Wistful Theme: Regret, Motherhood/Parenting Tempo: Moderately Fast Genre/style: Classic Country Mother’s Day is coming up in a few days, and in honor of the holiday, I’ve been sharing many songs about motherly advice and love with clients in music therapy. In fact, a few that I’ve spotlighted before work well for this holiday,…

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Song Spotlight: “When the Red, Red Robin (Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin’ Along)”

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Mood: Cheerful, Jaunty Themes: Signs of Spring, Birds, Feeling Happy Tempo: Moderate (Andante) Genre/style: 1920s popular song Today’s song spotlight is one of my favorite songs to herald the coming of springtime. It’s also great for inspiring a cheerful mood. The song? “When The Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin’ Along”

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Song Spotlight: “Danny Boy”

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Mood: Sentimental, Wistful Themes: Ireland, Saying Goodbye, Missing a Loved One, Death Tempo: Slow to moderate Genre/style: Ballad “Danny Boy” is one of those songs that is at once ubiquitous and mysterious. I’ve been singing this song a lot in the last week for music therapy sessions leading up to St. Patrick’s Day, and two clients reacted in ways…

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Song Spotlight: “Cuddle Up a Little Closer, Lovey Mine”

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Mood: Sentimental, tender Theme: Love, physical tenderness Tempo: Relaxed Genre/style: Popular/Easy Listening Love songs appear frequently in music therapy sessions, especially when the goal is bringing loved ones together in the music. There are so many GOOD love songs, too, which is to be expected, I guess, since love has been the subject of artists of…

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Song Spotlight: "What a Wonderful World"

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Mood: Relaxed, Romantic Themes: Love/Romance, School, Lack of Academic Knowledge Tempo: Relaxed walking speed Genre/style: 1950s soul Among my favorite songs to celebrate school is Sam Cooke’s song “(What A) Wonderful World.” It starts with these words: Don’t know much about history Don’t know much biology Don’t know much about a science book Don’t know much about…

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