Team Tuning

How the behavioural codes of professional musicians can unleash transformational performance in any team setting. In 2015 I met Mark Smulian, a skilled, charismatic bass player. This was 20 years after his journey of discovery which led to the understandings…

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2 The Full Tour

A detailed look at all functions. Everything you need to know in less than 4 minutes Setting Up Once you have purchased and downloaded the MindHarp it will appear on your iPAD screen alongside your other applications. iPADs operate through…

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Pre-Owned iPADS

If you need an iPAD simply for MindHarp™ usage you may want consider a pre-owned iPAD. We are happy to recommend* CheapApples on the basis of experience. Their products are fully tested and come with a 12 month warranty, 14…

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New iPads

If you are seeking a new Apple iPAD for your MindHarp we can recommend* Western Computer. They are a premium Apple reseller and offer excellent service. In their own words: Western Computer is an authorised Apple Premium Reseller, we are Apple specialist and…

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Hats off to the Scientists

Has music finally been de-mystified? Professors and researchers at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) have discovered and proved the existence of an anatomically distinct "music centre" in the brain (1). This has long eluded scientists, leading them and other commentators…

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MindHarp®: One of Your 5-a-day

The Context: 850,000 people are living with dementia in the UK at present. This is set to rise to 1 million in 2025 The annual cost of dementia to the nation is £26.3bn which is a higher health and social…

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Music & Dementia

Why is music so important for people living with dementia? Much has been written about the power of music to enliven and enrich the lives of people living with dementia. Many care centres and homes already employ singing and other…

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Rock Till You Drop

A heartwarming tale of how active music-making helped a man with Lewy-Body dementia in Slough. From having disturbing hallucinations and being confined to a wheelchair, Alex Weir, who lives with dementia, has experienced an amazing upturn in his well-being after…

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3 Connecting a Bluetooth Speaker

If you've never connected a bluetooth (wireless) speaker to an iPad before, here's how to do it: Turn on the speaker with the On/Off button Press the bluetooth button to On Open your iPAD and go into 'Settings' (the screen…

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1 How to Approach – An Overview

https://youtu.be/9rRu6ZZ72MkThis introductory video provides an overview of how the MindHarp can be utilised by a carer.Each subject is addressed in more detail in the MindHarp Activities area. Here you will find  video footage from actual sessions to illustrate the application of…

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2 Manage and Encourage Changes of Mood

Sometimes it's nice for everyone to fall quiet and simply enjoy listening. You may notice how changes in mood are reflected in facial expression and body language. One of the key benefits of MindHarp is that, because it is proactive,…

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3 Memory, Reflection

When engaging with the MindHarp, players sometime remember moments from the past. They also tend to describe what the sounds remind them of. This can lead to more memories and stories. Changing between the sounds (LydianBanks) can generate different emotions…

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4 Feeling the Music – Single Play

The MindHarp is also a solo activity. One player can enter the world of musical sound on their own and dive deep without any facilitation. Ask the player to put their hand on top of the speaker. The sound vibrations…

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