Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Got a song stuck in your head? Want to make it stop?

     You know, that chorus or solo or lead line that keeps running through your mind.  It can be maddening. It happens to me all the time.  It seems that the one that gets stuck in my head is the last one I heard.  It will go round-and-round until I do something about it.  Like shout (in my head usually, but sometimes aloud) Stop!!
Stop!!  As in, get that song out of my head now!

     Another technique I've found helpful is to switch to another song.  It takes practice, and it's helpful to have a stash of songs to go to, ones that are personally spirit-lifting and inspiring.  For me, this list encompasses old hymns from my childhood, new upbeat ones found online or from friends, and silly, happy made-up verses to old familiar tunes.

      I have a third technique which I guarantee works every time. Since it takes a bit of explaining and requires some effort----all worthwhile and actually fun, I promise!---I'm going to make it the subject for my next week's music blog. In the meantime, I'll leave you with a song I wrote to help young children learn the skill of safe street-crossing, Stop, Look and Listen! My adult daughter tells me that it automatically pops into her head to this day when she's crossing a busy street. Mom's mission accomplished! :D

p.s. Thanks to Deborah Giraud on facebook for giving me the idea for my music blog post this week. :)

6 comments:

  1. And watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7M3uFaJ8K4

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    1. Such a wonderful experience working with you to make this music video!! And with those darling kindergartners and their teacher. ♥

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  2. IT DOES pops into my head when I cross the street! And I feel safer for it

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    1. Yay!! Another "Mom Tip" does its job! :D

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  3. Haven't watched this video in awhile....delightful! And, yes, it DOES stick in my head (which is a good thing)! Wendy

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    1. So happy to get your comments here, thanks, Wendy!! And to know that you are crossing streets safely! :D

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