Using Melody to Create Harmony
Member: World Federation of Music Therapy
Shruyate iti Shruti
From the time a foetus begins to grow, parents are delighted to hear their child’s heart beat every time they visit the doctor. Imaging shows a mass of tissue but sound is what keeps the dream alive.
No wonder that in Classical Indian Traditions, Shruyate iti Shruti, states that a shruti isn’t only the smallest audible sound, but it is the accurately audible sound in relationship to another sound.
When “sound” is such an integral and important part of life, can Music which is organised sound combined in such a way to create a beauty of form, harmony or expression of emotion, be far behind.
One of the most encompassing definitions of Music Therapy, is by the Australian Music Therapy Association, which states that,
“Music therapy is a research-based practice and profession in which music is used to actively support people as they strive to improve their health, functioning and wellbeing”
It is the endeavour of this program to enable practitioners to be able to impact their clients lives by either Receptive, Active or Participative (RAP) Techniques of Music Therapy.