music as a therapeutic tool for all ages

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music as a therapeutic tool for all ages

Music is one of the most soothing things for babies and young children. Even the music that you think would cause a little one to become stressed out can actually pull the little one out of a temper tantrum. I created this blog after taking some time to learn about different uses for music. You will find all sorts of information about how music can be used as a therapeutic tool for people of all ages. It is my hope that you can find a way to utilize music to better your life, your emotional state or the way your children react to certain situations.


Why Jazz Bands Are Great For Weddings

The day you get married should be one of the most magical days of your life. Music plays a huge role in making all that magic happen. However, it can be a nightmare to decide what kind of music you want and how that music gets played. Live bands can give your ceremony that extra spark of wonder and flair. Particularly, a jazz band makes a wonderful choice to round out your big day with romance and great music. 

There'll be less fuss about set-up

One of the best perks about a live band is having to worry less about set-up. A DJ would need dedicated space in order to provide music. They also heavily rely on power for speakers and equipment. Live musicians, however, have the flexibility to set-up in more places throughout your venue. They require less equipment in general and can move spots easily. If something goes wrong on your big day, musical set-up becomes one less thing to worry about. 

Jazz musicians know how to improvise

Sadly, weddings don't often go as planned. But jazz music is all about improvising. If that means finding a way to extend the accompaniment as you walk down the aisle or making the first dance extra special, a jazz musician has you covered. Additionally, many bands will come with a list of standards ready to play. The band can use these to fill out space between events and transitions. This ability to improvise also affects jazz players' dispositions. They don't mind rolling with the punches and will be reasonably flexible to help make your day as magical as possible. And if you hire skilled enough musicians, they can easily handle plenty of requests as well.

The music will set the mood

Jazz songs run the gamut from upbeat to tender. There are countless styles for anything you'd want music for from greeting guests to walking down the aisle and from the first dance to banquet music. Additionally, jazz can be easily played with or without lyrics. That leaves you the option to include a vocalist to really set the mood. Most importantly, jazz is incredibly romantic. Songs like "Body and Soul" and "In a Sentimental Mood" are tailor-made for life-long promises of love and devotion. 

If you're debating whether or not to have live music at your wedding, then consider a jazz band. By hiring a jazz band, you'll get to support your local arts scene. Even more, you'll get excellent music that makes your special day one to remember. Look around your area to find a wedding band for your big day.