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October 1, 2019 - 9:15pm

Forget the Mozart Effect and Baby Einstein, take it easy on acquisitions for your two-year-old’s private library, and don’t fret if your three-year-old hasn’t started violin lessons just yet. The key to unlocking a child’s potential intelligence and happiness may indeed lie in music, but...

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July 24, 2019 - 11:01am

...Researchers caution against labeling people as “tone-deaf” or telling them they “can’t sing.” Only a small percentage of people, about one in 20, suffer from true tone-deafness, a condition called amusia. Past studies have found that most bad singers can discern musical notes...

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March 2, 2019 - 8:13am

Back in my high school years, my choir director told me—with a tinge of envy—that I had “cords of steel.” I wore that label like a badge of honor, and prided myself on the fact that I was rarely put out of commission by a cold, fatigue, or overuse. Even in college, despite using my voice far...

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February 27, 2019 - 8:48am

6 Healthy Reasons To Sing 

Singing is beneficial in many ways but do you know how important singing is for your brain? Most of you are thinking, really? Well, I'm here to tell you yes - really. Stay with me now as I explain just what singing does to your brain...

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March 3, 2018 - 5:01pm

Stop obsessing over talent—everyone can sing! In fact, research shows that many adults who think of themselves as “unmusical” were told as children that they couldn’t or shouldn’t...

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October 25, 2017 - 1:25pm

I’m tone deaf. I can’t sing. It’s usually accompanied by a smile or laugh, but the message is both clear and absolute. And wrong.

Lorna MacDonald is Professor of Voice Studies and Vocal Pedagogy at the University of Toronto, and she puts it even more strongly. “That’s a blatant...

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October 2, 2017 - 10:07am

There are times when detaching from an outcome is the best course of action for maximum results, specifically, for events, conversations, and settings for which you do not control the outcome, and especially in situations where you have a big investment of emotion attached (competition...

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September 15, 2017 - 8:02am

Below is a note sent to all Sweet Adelines on September 14, 2017. It has an important message for all chapters and members.


September 14, 2017

Dear Sweet Adelines,

Over the past few weeks, North America has seen its share of destruction between the earthquake,...

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August 8, 2017 - 1:56pm

A new Regional Governance Pilot North for Northwest Region #13 of Sweet Adelines International is now in full swing. This two-year pilot, which began May 1, 2017, allows the region to develop a model that works best for our region and it’s members, while developing a strong connection to the...

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June 10, 2017 - 10:35pm

This year we saw many Chapter At-Large members at contest and I want to recognize them! First and foremost, one of our treasured members, Andrea Kaiserman, was honored for her 50 years as a Sweet Adeline. More about Andrea in the July IN TUNE CAL CORNER! Other notable longevity awards include...

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February 7, 2017 - 7:27am

Photo credit: Jake ParrishSally Wallace, former director of ...

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December 11, 2016 - 9:17am

The neuroscience of singing shows that when we sing our neurotransmitters connect in new and different ways. It fires up the right temporal lobe of our brain, releasing endorphins that make us smarter, healthier, happier and more creative. When we sing with other people this effect is amplified...

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