My Journey Through Singing

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My Journey through Song
Natosha Robinson
Strayer University
Psy-105 Intro to Psychology
Clinton D. Gortney
4/29/13

My Journey through Song

“This Little Light of Mine” written by Harry Dixon Loess in1920, is a popular song that I frequented as a child in the church choir. (Refrence.com Answers, 2013) Moving on through school, I learned how much singing played a major part of my academic career. Now as an adult, I give back through singing. Singing is both therapeutic and calming. Psychologically I believe singing to be categorized under the social subfield. As, a kid you depend on those around you to teach you all you need to know in life. Singing as a child, I had a choir director in church that taught us rhythm and song. Clapping and singing along with my peers made learning an enjoyable experience. Learning these skills enabled me to embody things that I would use for the rest of my life. These things range from ABC’s, counting and the days of the week. Being in groups helped me to develop the social skills needed to pursue a healthy life and strong relationships. Once I was in junior high school and high school, I joined the chorus. This gave me my social status and kept building up my academic career. Singing became even more important to me; it became a part of my everyday life. I was never a strong reader was very shy in my younger years. As I began to read music lyrics and notes, something in my clicked and I got better at reading in all subjects. Singing to me was my foundation to life even when doing my homework I listened to music and sing with it. Singing has not only helped me but it is a gateway to many people. Many artists say that singing is therapeutic and has helped them through life and life’s challenges. Singing reduces stress, lowers blood pressure, and boosts the immune system just to name a few. (Media, 2013) Music is used to relax and calm people in salons, spas and parents even use singing at bedtime for...
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