I have been keeping in contact with the person from tumblr and asked her another question: why do therapist assign the music they do? I also experimented with Chrome Music Maker, so that maybe I could produce a product/song for my thesis, but it didn't work because it made the notes play separately, instead of having them play for one whole measure. I also researched about stress and the internal responses of the body, once it has been reduced.


I started to plan for the outline of my final paper and I also began to play around with another website that could help me make music, so I could have a final product. Once I was done playing with it a bit, I began to think of melody I could use for the song.

I received an email back from someone I had previously contacted and had asked a question to. They gave me good information regarding music therapy and what type of music is appropriate when treating patients. What she told me is that helped me narrow down even more what kind of music I will be focusing on: classical, new age, and jazz, without lyrics to help the patient with relaxation.


Today, I asked someone else I found that could help me from the social media platform tumblr, how they approached helping a depressed person. I also began to research on new age and jazz music. Since syncopation is a characteristic of jazz music, I researched about how it works and how it affects the rhythm in your brain.

Today, I worked on the outline for my upcoming presentation.


Day of presentation.

I started to plan my presentation and also gathered a bit of information from one of the sources. I also have not yet heard back from Michael Silverman, director of Music Therapy from the University of Minnesota.

I continued to read the source from last class and also gathered information about music's relation to the brain in females and males.


I spent a few minutes working on a scholarship application. From the previous journal, I gathered more information about music therapy.

Since I have not received a reply from the previous person I contacted,, I emailed Michael Silverman, director of Music Therapy at the University of Minnesota. I also spent some time gathering information about music therapy as a whole, and its effects on depression. I found a method that music therapists use when treating patients with mental health issues called The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music.


Today, I contacted the AMTA (American Music Therapy Association) and asked them what types of music they used when administering  receptive music therapy. I began to read an article that analyzes receptive and active music therapy wit patients listening to different types of music, ranging from Indian classical to techno.
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I researched a bit about Kelly Meashey, a music therapist and asked if she could possibly be my mentor. I began to take notes on the different components of music like their specific definitions. I also to look into what music therapists do when trying to treat depression. I found a few articles, but most that seem most helpful, are not accessible.


I haven't gotten a response from Kelly Meashey. Today, I read "Music Theory for Review," an article that talks about music therapy and its success rate and how it compares to other treatments. I also began to read about music and how it affects mood, although since it is a bit dated, it doesn't include much information about its effects when using it for therapeutic purposes.