More Themes for Therapy


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More Themes for Therapy
From the Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy at New York University

Edited by Michele Schnur Ritholz & Clive Robbins
120 pages
For use with all ages (pre-K through geriatric)

45 new songs and instrumental pieces from the Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy at New York University, reflecting a variety of styles, moods, and tonalities. The book contains music created in a variety of clinical situations, offering opportunities for a diversity of musical participation. Every piece of music in the collection was either specially composed or improvised for individual or group therapy and has beensuccessfully used by professional therapists and their clients. Each composer-therapist whose music is featured in this book describes the clinical origin of his or her piece and the circumstances and client needs it was created to meet. Practicalsuggestions are given as to how the piece may be used with other groups or individuals. Contains songs for greeting and goodbye, promoting physical awareness and movement, encouraging singing, promoting self-awareness and socialization, and playingvarious instruments. Includes piano & instrumental score, lyrics, and guitar chords. Instruments needed are listed at the top of the page (when applicable); some pieces call for tone chimes, but the pitches are listed as if they were resonatorbells (remember to convert to the correct octave if using tone chimes along with or in place of resonator bells).



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Description of the Songs and Instrumental Music

The Music:


Animal Song, The

Baby Ragtime

Before We Part

Bel Canto

Bell Dance

Bye-Bye Blues

Calling Bells

Clap Our Hands


Don't be a Stranger


Find a Way to Say Goodbye

Good Morning

Goodbye, Everyone


I Am I

I Can Sing

I Have a Friend

It's Fun to Make Music

It's Good to See You

It's Nice to See You in the Music Room

It's So Exciting (Hello)

It's Time to Say Goodbye

Left & Right


Listen to the Bells

Listen to the Bells Shake

Morning Bells

Now it's Time to End

Play-A-Long Song, The

Quiet Chimes


Ready to Say Goodbye

Roll It Across the Floor

Shall We Take a Little Walk?

Shall We Take a Little Walk Aound the Room?

Silk Road, The

Singing on the Microphone

Something's Gonna Happen

Special Way to Beat the Drum, A

Two Drums and One Cymbal

Underwater Bells

We Are Walking Together

We Just Want to Say...Goodbye


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