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How can I do it on my own?

There are lots of ways you can use music on your own.

Woman playing ukelele

A few ideas

Here are just a few ideas you can try to tap into the power of music:

  • Create a playlist for different moods (that you are feeling or want to feel).
  • Listen to music that means something to you with people important to you. 
  • Sing along to great songs—or tap the beat.  Put some beans in a jar and make a shaker if that seems fun.
  • Put on some energizing music and let yourself move.
  • Try guided imagery—there are many options on the internet to choose from.
  • Learn an instrument.  You don’t have to play perfectly—just have fun.  It can be a great distraction too if things are tough.  You can begin right now with the videos and chord charts that we provide!

If you are interested in learning to play

Here are some resources to get you started.

Music Therapy: Guitar Basics with Greta
Music Therapy: Ukulele Basics with Greta
Free Tuning App

Look in your App store for GuitarTuna.

Available both for Android and iOS.

Songs you can play

Here are some sources (click on each to go to that website)

Ultimate-GuitarGuitar Habits , Ukutabs  , Daily Ukulele

The bottom line

There are lots of options with music therapy, so consider trying it and see if it helps!  Learn more about how to find a music therapist in your area, as well as community music resources. And don’t forget to use music on your own in moments throughout the day--whenever it might give you a boost.

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