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For the rest of you:
The benefits of singing regularly seem to be cumulative. In one study, singers were found to have lower levels of cortisol, indicating lower stress. A very preliminary investigation suggesting that our heart rates may sync up during group singing could also explain why singing together sometimes feels like a guided group meditation. Study after study has found that singing relieves anxiety and contributes to quality of life. Dr. Julene K. Johnson, a researcher who has focused on older singers, recently began a five year study to examine group singing as an affordable method to improve the health and well-being of older adults.
OK so what do I like to sing?
This one has lyrics on the YouTube page:
I like to sing this one on windy days. Lyrics are here.
Another reality check from GotQuestions.org:
It is well known that our existence in this universe depends on numerous cosmological constants and parameters whose numerical values must fall within a very narrow range of values. If even a single variable were off, even slightly, we would not exist.
I think the attraction of this one is the vocal chord changes. Lyrics are here:
I can’t really explain this one:
Now here’s a winter song for those of you in the northern hemisphere. Lyrics are here:
And for those of you in Eastern Time:
Okay so now it’s your turn to suggest songs or just start in. Remember to turn off your electric devices after listening.