The Sound of Music: Part 1

–Tap Into The Power of U

In This Episode, Darlene discusses:

  • How music taps into the power of you.
  • How music is important and comes in many forms.

She talks about Rock, Opera, Classical, and the Blues. Key Takeaways:

  • Music can enhance and be therapeutic. “The older I get, the more I embrace many forms of music.”


Darlene Corbett
Darlene Corbett
Darlene Corbett views herself as a life-long learner, a pursuer of excellence, a work-in-progress, and a seeker-of-the-truth. For over thirty years, she has been assisting people to get unstuck. Darlene's primary professional role has been as a Therapist, but now she includes Author and Writer. In 2011, Darlene began putting her thoughts on paper and hasn’t stopped. Many of her blogs can also be found on Sixty and Me, Medium, and Penning these articles set the stage for her first book, Stop Depriving The World of You, traditionally published by Sound Wisdom. Throughout her career, Darlene has been described as animated or effervescent which contradicts the perception of a psychotherapist. She firmly believes in the importance of being authentic and discusses platinum-style authenticity in her book. As a believer in pushing oneself as long as one has life, Darlene’s first novel, Visible Forever, will be published in the spring of 2024 by WordCrafts Press.

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  1. Darlene, I am so uplifted by your podcast and accompanying descriptions that I had to reply immediately via Linkedin, but the most appropriate platform as a ‘fellow’ Featured Contributor is Bizcatalyst360.
    Music has always had an important rôle in my life, and especially fro late teens onwards.
    Some classical, some folk-type songs.
    On the classical front, the theme music of one of my favorite black and white romantic movie’s, the 1945 ‘Brief Encounter’ with Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson. I cause amusement by quoting some of the famous phrases! Awfully delightful English! The music is by Rachmaninoff, piano Concerto 2. Wonderful, undulating music, caressing the senses, soothing the heart, achieving synergy with the movie. Once seen never forgotten.

    Another powerful music sensation is ‘1492, Paradise Conquered’ by Vangelis. I first witnessed this masterpiece of power, light and sound at the Grand Place in Brussels. Unforgettable. I was standing in the Grand Plas when all of a sudden everything went dark. Then suddenly, so suddenly, a burst of music and light shot up and down the classic buildings. Son et Lumière. When it had finished, I dashed into a local bar and asked who the composer was, Vangelis I was informed. First action; by it!! Amazing. I am transported back to that moment to relive the experience. Lifts the heart to a dimension never imagined possible.

    Bob Dylan’s Mr. Tambourine Man’ is a song I have loved since the 1960s. I still sing it today!! It lifts the hear to levels one can only dream of. There is a guitarist in the town centre who sings similar types of songs. Only yesterday was he singing……….’Mr. Tambourine Man’. I alwsys greet him as ‘Bob Dylan. Brilliant street musician.

    Another 60s song, the very moving Marion Faithful’s ‘As Tears Go By’. Written by Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones. This is a moving song that always has an effect on me. Not negative, but emotional.

    And another song! Peter Sarstaed’s ‘Where do you go to my lovely. Beautiful words. Take one winding around an almost fairytale experience; and there is an element of truth in the story.

    Although not a Beetle’s fan, I did sing ‘Hey Jude’ out loud, while riding a motor scooter in the sixties. Memorable because a van from the middle of the road turned and blocked my way. At 40 miles an hour I smashed into the side. Ambulance…..Accident Hospital….fractured collar bone….!

    You have enlivened my motivation to remember songs and music! I used to sing folk music and with friends, enjoyed singing traditional songs; sea shanties and all. One memorable one; I still remember the words is ‘ Wild Rover’!

    The music and where appropriate, the lyrics can be found on Google.

    So yes, Darlene, music has an unbelievable effect on me. Especially the songs/music of the sixties.

    Thank you so much, Darlene.

    • Oh my goodness Simon, thank you again! I love all that you offer here. Although I am certainly no expert, I have enjoyed some of Rachmaninoff. I do not always know what classical piece I am enjoying but pay close attention when I hear it. I play classical when I want calmness and soothing.

      I, too, am not a lover of the Beatles. I am more of a Rolling Stones’ fan. I heard somewhere that those who like one, care less for the other. Sorry that accident happened to you while listening to “Hey Jude,” and good to have you here to tell the tale.

      Thank you for all of the lovely sharing here. I greatly appreciate it Simon!

  2. Thanks, Darlene.
    My family played and we all sang. My brother and I both sang for our supper for a lot of years and Fred still does. I still play and sing every day, but I got burned out years ago performing in bars, though my best years were touring and serving as an opening act for a bunch of fabulous folks. Isn’t it odd that the first programs schools often cut are music and arts?
    Keep up the good work!

    • Thank you Mac! What a lovely share! Cheers to you for having the gift of voice. I love to sing but God did not endow me with a singing voice. Just ask my husband. Yes, it is sad they have cut out music and art from school. Many children are losing out. Again, thank you for your kind words.