What the Experts Say

Uses for 60 Beats per Minute

creative writing

special ed classrooms

silent reading

computer lab

ADD/ADHD students

testing (all subjects)

gifted classrooms

poetry writing

science lab

art projects

media centers/libraries

math/math testing

administrative offices

quiet time after recess/lunch

in the cafeteria

How it Trains the Brain 

"When children exercise cortical neurons by listening to classical music, they are also strengthening circuits used for mathematics. Music, says the US team, "excites the inherent brain patterns and enhances their use in complex reasoning tasks." Plato once said that "music is a more potent instrument than any other for education." Now scientists know why. Music, they believe, trains the brain for higher forms of thinking."

Your Child's Brain
Newsweek, February 19, 1996

How it is Good for Children at Risk

"Based on superlearning research on Baroque type music in the 1970's a registered music therapist designed special music with 60 beats a minute, for each exercise. Music has the unique capacity to "entrain" the child's rhythm and pull him/her into the music rhythm. Combining movement and music creates a powerful synergy as it helps regulate the brain's rhythm, regulating the movement and improving impulse control, which balances the very specialized powers of the left and right hemispheres.

A major benefit of this multi-sensory non-threatening format is that the process bypasses the thinking brain to stimulate the brain's lower levels, especially the emotional brain. to stabilize impulse control. As this avoids generating stress and anxiety in trying to meet expectations, this is especially important for at risk children (ADD, ADHD, learning disabled, etc.)."

Jeanette Farmer
"Training the Brain to Pay Attention The Write Way"
Parenting Magazine, January 1996

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"It is a known fact that some music can be used to relax you. Concious breathing to 60 beats per minute music, such as Baroque, helps to keep you in your relaxed system for Superlearning. The 60 beats per minute are important because that is the rate your heart beats when relaxed. The music helps to remind you to breathe and stay relaxed. When you are studying with music in the background and you hear the music, that is a reminder to breathe deeply. While you are in the relaxed system you don't hear the music really. The music helps to create a peaceful relaxed environment, prime for learning and using long term memory."

Superlearning 2000
Emily Diane Gunthe

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