Music Therapy

Music is therapy for whatever ails you, and asthma or lung disease is no exception. Listening to music and learning to play an instrument has been a rewarding and sanity-saving hobby for me. If you suffer from a chronic illness, you might want to consider a hobby for yourself. One that you enjoy and one that takes your mind off your health problems, at least temporarily.

Though I messed around with the bass guitar as a kid, I didn’t really learn to play the instrument until I was 58 years old. I was lucky enough to take a few lessons from a very accomplished bassist, but for the most part Ive taught myself by playing a little bit everyday. It can be quite challenging to play sometimes because the medication I take causes severe muscle cramps in my fingers, but just like everything else that I like to do, I find ways to adapt. I love all kinds of music styles, but being bass oriented I tend to lean towards jazz and pop.

A special thank you to Rick Shaw, Gordon Goodwin, Kris Berg Victor Lopez, Paul Clark, Alan Baylock, Doug Beach, Alfred, Kendor and Barnhouse publishing, and many many others for their musical talent and educational contributions to the jazz world.

Rick Shaw is the bassist for Johnny Mathis and Gordon Goodman’s Phat Band

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