Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Tonal Tuesday - Take a Dose of Choir & Call Me In the Morning

I remember when our grandsons were quite young, they LOVED the High School Musical movie and sang the songs all the time.  This was the most successful Disney movies ever launched.  It has the high school kids all singing and dancing and having a grand time.  Even all the jocks sing and encourage others.

This song "We're All in This Together" is really what it's all about.  There were 2 sequels to this one as well that were equally popular.  Why do you think that was?

Now, there is a television series, Glee, that is all about the high school Glee Club.  Mind you there are lots of plots and subplots but the basis is music.  There are many arrangements available from the Glee show and they aren't half bad.

In this video, the actors talk about how they came to enjoy the people and the music they got to experience.  They loved the "chemistry" that was created.  Listen to what they say about being friends with the people they sang and danced with for 3 years.

Singing in a choir is totally an amazing experience.  Our daughter brought me an article from a Boots' magazine that says that singing in a group is psychologically and physically beneficial.  It brings people together and gives them a sense of achievement and boosts self-esteem.  It also helps you to focus your mind on something other than your everyday worries.  And the bonus is that it gives your lungs a good workout.

This singing thing turns out to not only be fun but good for you.  So being in choir is like the spoonful sugar that Mary Poppins suggested.  It really helps you to be well and maybe it will be all the medicine you need.

All together now, "Silent Night".

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