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I Use Music As Therapy For the Soul

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    Guitars

    If you were to take note of the callouses on my left hand, you could probably track my moods fairly well. When I have things on my mind - good, bad or ambiguous...my fingers start itching for my guitar.Through the years, I have expressed my emotion through various art forms, but...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 25 Responses Jan 27, 2010

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    I for some unknown reason I sing When I am

    stressed, I remember far back into childhood's hour how I'd spend my days outside playing and exploring nature, all the while singing to all my little creature friends.A song I enjoy singing too, lol... even though I am probably tone deaf.
    FrankiesDissent FrankiesDissent 70+, F 5 Responses Sep 4, 2014

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    I make music for me I make music

    as an outlet for control I make music to feel I make music to abandon this place, this difficult place inside of myself, and be a different element. Out of my element. Think about it, think about the music. No one will judge you there. No one will call you out on your madness...
    yourtheocean yourtheocean 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 15, 2014

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    His fingers rest gently on the keys a soft

    gentle touch. A bond formed. His heart bleeds between the sounds of the black and whites before him. Tears sing a melody that resonates deep within as he coaxes musical poetry from reluctant ivory. I miss you... Where are you? Why are you not with me? Can you hear me? Can...
    Missjayne1 Missjayne1 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 8

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    Sometimes you feel insecureTrust me babe I

    understand (straight up for real)Even with no manicureJust know that I'll still hold your hand (haha, I'm just sayin')This song always puts a smile on my face (>^_^<)  <img src='data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAPABAP///wAAACH5BAEKAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAICRAEAOw%3D%3D...
    Chibiiiii Chibiiiii 22-25, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    There is actually a career called Music Therapy.

    I'm not sure if you guys knew, because every time I talk about majoring in Music Therapy, nobody knows what that is. But it's so cool! You use music to achieve a non-musical goal, and I can't wait to actually practice Music Therapy.
    openskies441 openskies441 16-17, F Mar 8

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    EvaSFenty EvaSFenty 18-21, F Aug 5, 2014

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    Yangsterz Yangsterz 16-17, F 7 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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    I can honestly say music is a really big part

    of my life, but then again I find it hard if it's not the same for everyone. I spend a good percentage of my days listening to music, whether I'm on my way to work, or other places. Music calms me down and at the same time it helps me express myself. I love to write with music...
    LostStar28 LostStar28 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    Villain of the Story - A Life Worth Living

    (Offic?: http://youtu.be/CFfXGf86xqo Memphis May Fire - Divinity: http://youtu.be/SnlJFxwG16g Bring Me The Horizon - Drown: http://youtu.be/TkV5709EG5M The Amity Affliction - The Weigh Down [OFFICIAL V?: http://youtu.be/rWTF17JwGSY The Kill-30 Seconds to Mars Lyrics: http...
    VenomOfMadrid VenomOfMadrid 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    check this out! Wild Horses (original) written

    by Kelsey K: http://youtu.be/clvN2W83x-E
    bladdermaster15 bladdermaster15 18-21, F Mar 14

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    I know it's weird but rock

    and alternative rock music calm my mind, especially ARTTM, ATL, The Maine, P!ATD, Green Day and blink-182. Try listening to their songs :)
    misselley misselley 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2014

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    notquitesoquaint notquitesoquaint 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 16

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    flowerflame13 flowerflame13 13-15, F Feb 17

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    Finding old music you used to love is like

    getting back in touch with an old friend. I love how when you find that one song, you instantly go back to that same feeling you used to have, or in that same mindset you were in when you heard it in the first place.
    VeganSoChic VeganSoChic 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 9

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    Good evening, EP friends.

    Enjoying a little R n R this dark, rainy evening, enjoying the soulful voice of Adele~ Lovesong (The Cure cover)🎶
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 9 Responses Nov 4, 2014

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    I've found that even in my worst moments there

    is a song, a lyric, a melody that understands me and at that moment I don't feel quite as alone. Life isn't always easy but if I didn't have music I don't know where I'd be today.
    Evilangel820 Evilangel820 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 20, 2014

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    I found a new song that I love!

    Empire of the Sun - Alive
    redahe redahe 26-30, M Mar 18

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    AwefulAwesomeAwkward AwefulAwesomeAwkward 22-25 Mar 14

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    This is true but for me it is therapy

    for the soul by expressing music through movement. I'm a dancer and nothing helps me identify better with music than how it makes me feel and move. Dance is amazing to watch too when it is placed along with a song you like. Watching the dancer can really bring the music to life...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 28, 2014

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    Areidarkwolf12 Areidarkwolf12 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    CDtime CDtime 31-35, T 4 Responses Feb 26

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 12, 2014

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    Sometimes I feel that

    when I put my headphones and listen to the music I feel lighter and that all my insecurities and stress just wash away.
    MaddSon MaddSon 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 31, 2014

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    mintybear2 mintybear2 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 25

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    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    AwefulAwesomeAwkward AwefulAwesomeAwkward 22-25 2 Responses Mar 15

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    If there's no one who understands you,

    there's always one song, one artist that does.
    thisISalessa thisISalessa 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    Don't you love the feeling

    when you listen to a song for the first time and you just instantly fall in love with it.
    Mattsdragons Mattsdragons 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 17, 2014

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    There are times when I use music to work

    through emotions. Especially anger. There was a time when I would retreat to my room and play music with which to vent. There were several songs on that playlist. My kids "joked" that if I was playing Army Of My by Bjork or Whatever by Godsmack. Just steer clear because I...
    CoffeeFlavoredKisses CoffeeFlavoredKisses 46-50, F 5 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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    I experience anxiety very often.

    Sometimes it keeps me from coming out of my room or being able to get out of a car if I see that the store or mall is busy. I very much dislike that this happens but it is normal for some people with Aspergers. But I can be calmed by certain opera music like the arias...
    Andwen Andwen 13-15, M Aug 16, 2014

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    I write, sing, and play piano to vent about my

    issues and soothe my soul. You can listen to my songs at soundcloud.com/jenrichards if you're interested in hearing what I've made. Any input is welcome(: Thanks!
    spiralaxy spiralaxy 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    AustynMonroe AustynMonroe 18-21, M Mar 9

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    TheUltimateCrazyCatLady TheUltimateCrazyCatLady 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 2, 2014

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    Ugh I hate when you really need a certain feel

    from music, a certain vibe or feeling and you just can't find the right song.
    midnight13child midnight13child 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 6, 2014

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    I think George Ezra's music is

    so welcoming and down to earth for me. It grounds me and this particular video just makes me break out in smiles each time I watch it.
    ClaudNine ClaudNine 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 13

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    Music is my life all day everyday I have music

    in my ears ever song has a meaning and every song has a feeling every song is its own story music is the best therapy there is its helps you when your sad, mad, angry, happy or just full of joy I love my music and I would die with out it
    laura1303 laura1303 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 27

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    All i need is my ipod fully charged

    and my earphones by my side and im set. I feel like i can overcome anything as long as i have music to help me through it. 😏🎧
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 8, 2014

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    Music is nourishment

    for the soul. A song with just the right lyrics can motivate, the right melody can resonate with one's inner power, and the right rhythm can cause one's inner energy to pulsate again to the beat. There are times when I am depressed that I will sing a motivational song pouring...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 21

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    Dear God I forgot how therapeutic this could be.

    Turned on some acoustic breaking Benjamin and sang at the top of my lungs along with him. Riding this high of true elation that can only be achieved from moments like this. So thankful, so incredibly thankful for the music in my life, the talent for singing that I have and the...
    kavlynn99 kavlynn99 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 14, 2014

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    demonswithin demonswithin 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 1

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    The love I have for acapella .

    .. thank You God for music <3
    Fcrossed Fcrossed 18-21, F Oct 11, 2014

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    From time to time I find myself binging on old

    ballads by the Beach Boys, the Everly Brothers, and those late '50s girl groups. The sadder the better. In a strange way I find comfort in being reminded of how deeply I can feel.
    starsaboveyou starsaboveyou 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Music has always helped me through certain

    times. I can always find a song that suits the moment I'm feeling. I wouldn't have made it this far in life without music.
    Philli8807 Philli8807 26-30, F Mar 18

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    Listening to James Taylor

    and JD Souther good old song "Use to be her Town" old song but still love to hear it but the lyrics are sad teaches a lesson
    Bella70 Bella70 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 2

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    Listening to Mozart may boost brain power Press

    Trust of India | London March 15, 2015 Last Updated at 15:42 ISTListening to just 20 minutes of Mozart may enhance brain functions such as learning and memory, according to new research. The study found listening to classical music enhanced the activity of genes involved in...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    I just find that when I need it the right song

    seems to come along for me and give me the message that I need.
    ClaudNine ClaudNine 18-21, F Jul 31, 2014