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Adelia Dwi Marlella (K2220001)

Video Title: How Music Can Heal Our Brain and Heart

Date: 11 November 2022

  1. What is being discussed in the video? Explain your answer.
    The video discussed how music really does have the power to heal and transforms the human brain, heart, and body in a significant way.
  2. What is the speaker’s main purpose? Explain your answer.
    The speaker wants to explain the practice of music therapy. The speaker explains that the practice of music therapy now has been conjoined with neuroscience to help advance music-based interventions for diseases and disorders of a wide variety.
  3. How trustworthy is this video? Who is the speaker? What is the source? Do you think the source and the speaker are trustworthy?
    The video is a speech at the TEDx event by Kathleen M. Howland. She is a certified music therapist and licensed speech-language pathologist. She’s credible enough to talk about this topic. She completes her opinion by providing some facts about music therapy based on the related research journal. So, I think the speaker and the sources in that video are trustworthy.
  4. What the speaker’s attitude or tone towards the subject? Does he/she seem to agree or disagree with it? Explain your answer.
    From the beginning until the end of her speech, Kathleen explains how actually music therapy work to help someone with any kind of disease or disorder. For example, she mentions that a music therapist can use the organizing element of rhythm to help facilitate people walking better with a stroke. They can also help sustain the functional mobility of people with Parkinson’s disease along the chronic disease process. What they are looking at here is the based-brain treatment for brain-based disorders. They’re changing the underlying neural mechanism, the place that has the stroke that can no longer communicate with the body. That statement makes me believe that she agrees with the subject.
  5. Does the speaker put forward valid or strong arguments? How does he/she support the key points? Explain your answer.
    The speaker argues that music therapy has strong power to heal many kinds of diseases and disorders. Because she is a music therapist, she strengthens her point by proving some examples of the practice of music therapy from her own experience.
  6. Explain how this article will help contribute to your larger group project.
    Ledger, A., Edwards, J. and Morley, M. (2013), “A change management perspective on the introduction of music therapy to interprofessional teams”, Journal of Health Organization and Management, Vol. 27 No. 6, pp. 714-732. https://doi.org/10.1108/JHOM-04-2012-0068. This article help me to understand more about the definition of music therapy and in what way music therapy can be used.

Video Title: Music Therapy & Medicine: A Dynamic Partnership

Date: 16 November 2022

  1. What is being discussed in the video? Explain your answer.
    The video discussed about the speaker’s experience related to the response of her patients to music therapy.
  2. What is the speaker’s main purpose? Explain your answer.
    The speaker wants to share her experience when treating her patients in the hospital with music therapy. Some of them are the story of music’s effects on an unborn baby, the reaction of a laryngectomy patient when she played his favorite song, and how therapeutic singing help a man with a stroke to speak again.
  3. How trustworthy is this video? Who is the speaker? What is the source? Do you think the source and the speaker are trustworthy?
    The speaker in this video is Dr. Deforia Lane. She is the founder and director of Art and Music Therapy at the University Hospital Case Medical Center in Cleveland, OH. She is also a researcher, clinician, clinical training director, teaches at the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, and has experienced a pioneering career spanning 4 decades. I find the speaker in the video highly credible due to her professional experience and the numerous music therapy-related activities she has participated in. The sources used included his own firsthand experience from his time as a music therapist. Consequently, I strongly believe that the video is trustworthy.
  4. What the speaker’s attitude or tone towards the subject? Does he/she seem to agree or disagree with it? Explain your answer.
    I think the speaker agrees that music therapy and medicine can be a dynamic partnership. She provides some examples to point out her opinion. For example the story of a man with a laryngectomy. We must think that only medicine and the medical process can be done for him. But when we look back at his background, we’ll understand why music therapy is also necessary for him.
  5. Does the speaker put forward valid or strong arguments? How does he/she support the key points? Explain your answer.
    As I have mentioned in the previous question, the speaker is used her own experience to point out her arguments. It is kind of valid argument because she personally observes and feels how music therapy significantly helps her patients in addition to using medications and other medical procedures to heal their diseases or disorders.
  6. Explain how this article will help contribute to your larger group project.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/08/well/music-therapy-treatment-stress.html This article gives me another reason why both music therapy and medicine or medical treatment are important in the process of healing some diseases or disorders. In this article the writer state that music therapies are rarely stand-alone treatments, they are increasingly used as adjuncts to other forms of medical treatment.

Video Title: The healing power of music

Date: 17 November 2022

  1. What is being discussed in the video? Explain your answer.
    The video discussed the importance of music therapy and the value of music therapy in today’s society.
  2. What is the speaker’s main purpose? Explain your answer.
    The speaker shares her personal experience about the healing power of music. She wants to give her arguments about how music makes an impact on our well-being and helps us through difficulties.
  3. How trustworthy is this video? Who is the speaker? What is the source? Do you think the source and the speaker are trustworthy?
    The speaker in this video is Robin Spielberg, she is a pianist, composer, and recording artist. Her music has accompanied couples down the aisle, has lulled babies to sleep, and has helped families in mourning. The main point she wants to convey is how the music she makes can help the growth of her daughter who was born prematurely. For the sources, she used the article from Dr. Jane Stanley. I think both the speaker and the sources in this video are trustworthy.
  4. What the speaker’s attitude or tone towards the subject? Does he/she seem to agree or disagree with it? Explain your answer.
    I think the speaker agrees with the topic that music therapy has strong power to heal someone. She shares her experience in treating her special daughter with music therapy to prove that statement.
  5. Does the speaker put forward valid or strong arguments? How does he/she support the key points? Explain your answer.
    Initially the speakers didn’t understand why music therapy could have a positive effect on her child’s growth. But after she read the journal article from Dr. Jane Stanley, her argument becomes more valid and stronger because she uses that article to support her key points.
  6. Explain how this article will help contribute to your larger group project.
    Morales, C. Calero, R. Moreno-Morales, P. Pintado, C. Music Therapy in the Treatment of Dementia: A SystematicReview and Meta-Analysis. Front. Med. 2020, 7.This article helps me to find other examples of diseases that can be cured with music therapy.

Video Title: Music Therapy and Mental Health

Date: 8 December 2022

  1. What is being discussed in the video? Explain your answer.
    The video discussed how today and throughout history help mental wellness.
  2. What is the speaker’s main purpose? Explain your answer.
    The speaker wants to tell the audience how music therapy can help someone to heal and thrive in the most difficult times of their lives.
  3. How trustworthy is this video? Who is the speaker? What is the source? Do you think the source and the speaker are trustworthy?
    The speaker on that video is Lucia Clohessy. She is a professional singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and published poet from New York City. She graduated from the Music Therapy and Psychology program at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Looking at her study and her experiences, I think the speaker is quite passionate and credible to talk about music therapy. She also provides some statements from experts that have conducted research related to the topic. I believe that both the speaker and the sources are trustworthy.
  4. What the speaker’s attitude or tone towards the subject? Does he/she seem to agree or disagree with it? Explain your answer.
    The speaker seems to agree with the topic that music therapy can help us to heal our anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues.
  5. Does the speaker put forward valid or strong arguments? How does he/she support the key points? Explain your answer.
    The speaker supports her opinion about the use of music therapy by providing several statements from experts and also giving examples of real experiences from music therapy patients.
  6. Explain how this article will help contribute to your larger group project.
    Wang S, Agius M. The use of Music Therapy in the treatment of Mental Illness and the enhancement of Societal Wellbeing. Psychiatr Danub. 2018 Nov;30 (Suppl 7):595-600. PMID: 30439854. This article helps me to understand more about the practice of music therapy. It says in the article that music therapy does not simply imply the playing of music to patients, but in fact, it does involve more active involvement of the patients.