Music for Better Health

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Music for Better Health.

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A reader just sent me this note:  “Gary,  Didn’t know if you had seen the USA Today article “Music can heal mind, body, soul” this morning.  Sounds like they had been reading your many music listening articles.  Take care.”

Here is an excerpt from “Music can heal mind, body, soul – The therapy lifts spirits while helping retrain an injured brain” by Karen Weintraub Special for USA TODAY:  R&B is Carey Gordon’s pick-me-up music. When he’s feeling stressed, annoyed or sorry for himself, he turns on the radio or pops in headphones, and the music “just hits that nail right on the head for me.”

Gordon can’t afford to get stressed or angry; strong emotions might trigger dangerous seizures.

But music is his antidote, as he discovered in 2004, soon after several major surgeries to correct the malformed blood vessels in his brain that had been triggering headaches and seizures. Music also helped him recover some dexterity after damage from the seizures partially paralyzed his right side. He can hold his beloved chef’s knife again, though he isn’t strong enough to work a full shift in a commercial kitchen anymore. And music gave Gordon back his upbeat attitude.

The smile returned

“It was music that got me into that jolly, fun-loving (mood again). And it helped me to help other people change their mood as well,” he says. “I was able to get up in the morning smiling. Music therapy is what did it.”

Music therapy is increasingly used to treat a wide range of physical problems, from brain injury to aging to cystic fibrosis.

The most famous recent music therapy patient is U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona, who was shot through the left side of her brain 10 months ago. Her therapists have used music to help her learn to walk and speak again, as well as give her an emotional boost along her stunningly difficult path.

Music holds a unique role in human life. Its rhythms help organize movements — almost no one can resist a good beat. Music brings up memories. And music, it seems, can help retrain the speech centers of the brain.

Using an approach called Melodic Intonation Therapy, therapists can retrain an injured brain like Giffords’ to circumvent the damage. Take the word “hello.” A therapist might teach a patient to sing the two syllables, first a high note, then a lower one. With practice, the patient could slowly phase out the musical notes, first saying the word in a sing-song fashion and then speaking it directly.

That’s pretty much how Giffords spent January to June, in a Houston rehabilitation facility, where she received several hours a day of that and other kinds of music therapy.

Her therapist, Maegan Morrow of the TIRR Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital, also sang popular songs and left out one word: “Girls just wanna have . . . .” Giffords could then produce the word “fun,” even when she couldn’t speak.

A ‘go signal’ for the body

This kind of automatic response is usually controlled by the right side of the brain, while speech is usually centered in the left, says Gottfried Schlaug, director of music neuroimaging and stroke recovery at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Melodies also trigger the right side of the brain.

Tapping a finger at the same time turns on the brain’s movement centers, which control the tongue and lips, promoting speech, says Schlaug, whose research at Harvard Medical School shows these kinds of activities can rewire the right side of the brain to look like a healthy left.

Music is a “go signal” that can help get limbs moving even when the analytical parts of the brain have trouble sending those messages, says Suzanne Hanser, chair of the music therapy department at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

“There are so many areas of the brain that are triggered and activated through music,” she says. “Just listening to a single phrase can trigger all those things without our thinking of it, willing it or concentrating on music.”

Small steps make big difference

The right combination of therapies over time makes a huge difference, Morrow says. “I used to think if I had a horrible brain injury, I don’t want them to keep me alive.” But “I’ve been here for eight years, and I see how people really can come back to life.”

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Photo from USA Today article photo by Erich Schlegel for USA TODAY

Caption: “On a good note: Music therapist Maegan Morrow helps Celest Powell, a cystic fibrosis patient and lung transplant recipient, at Houston’s TIRR Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital. Playing keyboard improves Celest’s finger dexterity so she can regain her fine motor skills — and it sparked a new interest in learning piano.”

Music is frequency and one way of observing the universe is as a mixture of frequencies.   Any bundle of frequencies that attract… inspire… fill with joy are positive energy. This describes music!  Music can help you relax… march… dance…. learn and heal.

Merri and I hope you have good music, good health and prosperity in your life.


Learn Spanish in Three Days

Why You Can Learn Spanish in Three Days

You can learn Spanish in a day, or a week, month or any time frame that works for you.

I’m Gary Scott.  Over fifty years ago I started a business that has helped hundreds of thousands of subscribers learn about investing in Hong Kong (1960s and 1970s), Switzerland, London, Isle of Man (1970s and 1980s) and across Europe. My wife Merri and I took thousands on investing tours to these countries.

In the 1990s we began taking investors to Panama, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Ecuador.  That’s when we realized an incredible need for an easy, super fast way to learn Spanish.  Our delegates were business people with hard schedules and tight deadlines.  They did not have months, or even weeks to learn a second language.

Plus, even though these delegates were successful international business people, most did not have degrees in grammar.  When it came to sentence structure, punctuation rules, parts of speech, morphology and especially derivation of verbs, they were at a loss. They wanted good basic ways to communicate in Spanish that worked and sounded eloquent, right now, without having to become educated in grammar.

Fortunately there is a scientific method of learning (called Super Learning) that was created and refined by a Soviet educational master, Georgi Lozanov.   Lozanov transformed the entire Soviet Union’s educational system to such a degree that this third world nation beat the USA into space.

My wife Merri was lucky to be one of a handful of students outside the Soviet Union who were taught this system by Lozanov himself in the early 1970s.  She practiced this unique and remarkable form of education for decades so we used it to create a Super Spanish course that has helped thousands of subscribers learn Spanish in three days and less.

This course is now available online.


Merri teaching a Super Spanish course in Florida.

Does it sound impossible to learn Spanish in three days?  Yes, it is impossible when you try to learn Spanish in the old, traditional way, but the scientific Super Learning method of learning… proven and described in numerous best selling books creates educational jumps by making education natural, easy and fun.   This course works because it is education without stress!

How The Course Works

The first tactic is to use Baroque music to create Relaxed Concentration in the learning process.  At least three best selling books, “Superlearning”, the “Mozart Effect” and “Superlearning 2000” have revealed insights about how to learn and think more powerfully based on systems drawn from the Soviet educational master, Dr. Georgi Lozanov.

You gain six valuable ONLINE Baroque Relaxed Concentration Sessions in the online course that is delivered via the internet.

The second tactic uses 17 unique lessons to provide Spanish fluency in a short time.   Let me prove to you how this tactic works by teaching you hundreds of Spanish words in less than 30 seconds.

Here is the proof.

“Most words in English that end in ION are almost identical, just pronounced differently. 

For example action is accion.


Manipulation- manipulacion, etc.”

There you have it.  How long did it take you to read these four sentences? 

Ask yourself.  “How many words do you know that end in ION”.

You now know all these Spanish words that you will never forget.

How long would it have taken you to memorize all those words?  How soon would you have forgotten them?

The next lesson teaches how to pronounce each of the nouns.

The third lesson teaches almost as many verbs, almost as quickly.

The fourth lesson shows how to avoid conjugating verbs by sticking with the infinitive (far easier than it sounds).  This simple lesson leaves a person sounding like a Spanish professor without ever conjugating a verb.

Lesson five shows how to sound infinitely polite and yet get almost anything desired in Spanish.

Lesson six gives valuable connectors and the seventh lesson triples the Spanish capacity with three words for “yesterday,” “now” and “tomorrow”.

In an incredibly short time you feel comfortable speaking Spanish.

Plus the system is Impro-Dynamic.  This means your Spanish keeps getting better even though you do not seem to be studying… practicing… or speaking Spanish.

I was amazed by this as I traveled back and forth from the USA to Ecuador.  The longer I was away from Ecuador… the better my Spanish became.  My second language was automatically improving.  The self improving feature comes because you learn to create Spanish sentences rather than remember them.

The portion of the brain that creates is more powerful than the portion that recalls.  When your mind creates something… it owns it!  You do not have to remember .

During the course you learn 4005 Spanish words that you already know.   This eliminates the need to memorize 99% of Spanish words.

You then learn how to create Spanish sentences from these words.

Throughout the course you learn how to pronounce the sentences you create.

When the course ends… the mind keeps working… and creating… so next time you begin to speak Spanish you’ll be surprised .  You improve even though you have not actively worked on your lingual skill.

Due to the difficulty of getting groups together to learn this valuable technique, we created an online program for subscribers to use the Super Spanish course at home.   The normal three day in person course fee is $499 ($749 for a couple).

The ONLINE course is available at the highly reduced price of $149, but in this special offer we are knocking another $70 from the price so you can start now for only $79.  

The ONLINE course has our, full satisfaction or money back, guarantee.  Try Super Spanish for 60 days.  If not fully satisfied, simply let us know for a full refund.

Learn Spanish online $79 - using coupon code SPANISH70 at checkout to immediately save $70 off the regular price of $149.

Here are some testimonials from the course.

Here are a few quotes from delegates of the course.

One delegate from St. Louis wrote:  Hi Gary,  Just ended forty-five years in dentistry last week, and I’m on to a new career.  What is my new career?  Still formulating, but the eye -opening,mind expanding Super-Spanish course last weekend in St. Louis surely shows me the opportunity exists to expand my horizons.

Besides having a lot of nice people to learn our new language; the methods Merri and you developed proved to be just what you said they would be.  We all and I in particular relaxed our way to new learning.  I feel so very comfortable with the basis of my new language skills that I know I will be spitting out great Spanish sentences by the time I reach Ecuador in October.  Last year I spent six weeks in Ecuador and now I plan on conversing with the people.

Today’s excerpt of your newsletter really hit home. You do what you say you will. There are no surprises or hidden sales tricks. The only tricks are beneficial to our learning.  Thank you for a wonderful experience that I was quite unable to grasp how you would pull it off.  You did, however, and I look forward to other courses that you offer, and I have absolutely no doubt they also will work beneficially.  Best regards, Denis Molloy.

Another wrote about the Super Spanish course:   Buenos Dias, here is a testimonial for Super Thinking-Super Spanish.  Please feel free to use all or part in promotions for the course.  In addition, you may give my email address to any prospect “on the fence” about enrolling.  Yesterday, in Cotacachi, Ecuador, I finished Super Spanish.  I had high expectations for the course and they were exceeded.

After three days, I can speak Spanish in complete sentences. In simple conversations, such as buying groceries or ordering a meal, I can make myself understood. I think that’s incredible!

Although I am far from the competence level of a native speaker, I feel I’ve taken a giant step forward in learning Spanish so that I can experience the people and culture of Ecuador.  The foregoing benefits would have more than justified the time and money I invested in Super Spanish.  And learning some Spanish was not the most important benefit I got from the course.

Prior to leaving the USA, I had felt for some time that the pace of life there was unhealthy for me (and for most people) and I did nothing about it.

I’ve thought about the pace issue during the course.  One of the key elements Merri Scott designed into Super Spanish is placing the student in the optimal state for learning.  In class, the past three days, I’ve been re-introduced to guided journeys and introduced to the calming effects of Baroque music (  What a blessing! I’m inclined to make one or both a daily part of my life.   Rob Christi.  Cotacachi, Ecuador

Another attendee from a course wrote:   “I took this incredible class a few weeks ago, and I would like to tell anyone that is interested, that it is an amazing three days of learning with lots of laughs included. You leave everyday wanting to learn more and are so excited to do so.

“Other Spanish classes and tutoring made us feel like it would take forever to get to the point where we could put it into practice, but this method gave us a more fluent use for everyday life almost immediately AND the confidence to use it.  It is a fantastic way to show people how much they know and give confidence to learn and use Spanish creating a momentum.

“They made learning Spanish easy and fun in a very relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.  I would definitely recommend this course.  Even if you know some Spanish, this helps make it easier because of the less stress that no verb conjugations gives you.  This gives you more confidence in yourself to try and speak it more.

“I liked how simply the course was organized and the positive attitude about learning.  Thank you so much for helping me to learn Spanish!” Nadine Taylor

The ONLINE Super Spanish course has our, full satisfaction or money back, guarantee. Try Super Spanish for 60 days.  If not fully satisfied, simply let us know for a full refund. 

The course is available at the highly reduced price of $149, but in this special offer we are knocking another $70 from the price so you can start now for only $79.  

Learn Spanish online $79 - using coupon code SPANISH70 at checkout to immediately save $70 off the regular price of $149.

Still not sure?

Take just ten minutes to let me prove to you that this super fast way to gain the basics can let you can communicate in Spanish in an incredibly short time.



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The ONLINE Super Spanish course has our, full satisfaction or money back, guarantee. Try Super Spanish for 60 days.  If not fully satisfied, simply let us know for a full refund. 

The course is available at the highly reduced price of $149, but in this special offer we are knocking another $70 from the price so you can start now for only $79.  

Learn Spanish online $79 - using coupon code SPANISH70 at checkout to immediately save $70 off the regular price of $149.


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