As a Registered Nurse, performing hemodialysis treatments on kidney failure patients in the hospital setting, I started taking my small harp in with me and playing during quiet times to help the time pass for my patient. I began to notice positive physiological effects during the music and that launched me into a study on the effects of music on the human body. As l researched, I also found that specific frequencies are more beneficial than others and I began to experiment a bit to see which ones were more effective than others. I also began to run into literature that took me back in history in the development of music, to more early cultures, which led me to the ancient Hebrew text of scripture, especially the Torah of Moses and the Psalms of David.
The Torah book of Numbers has very interesting numeric patterns that can be interpreted as specific frequencies or musical notes. They give us the same notes that were later named as the Solfeggio notes. The Hebrew aleph-bet is very interesting because each character is a pictogram and a numeric value. I discovered that through these notes each character also corresponds to a note.
I have always been interested in King David because he played the harp, as well as I, and wrote a whole song book called the Psalms. As I took the notes from the Torah and applied them to the acrostic Psalm 119 a perfect alignment came together between music notes and characters; so much so that actual musical arrangements can be lifted from the Psalms to hear the music of the Psalms as David may have played them.
During this talk, I will give illustrations of how this comes together. I will also play several different examples of these Psalms and let the audience hear for themselves the wonderful effects of this music. Not only is the harp an amazing instrument, and the sound a unique sound, but the music has an amazing quality of calming and settling that audiences have appreciated internationally. I will also be giving examples from various medical studies that prove how effective music is in healing and improving our bodies and lives.
This music has been reported to:
- Lower heart rate and blood pressure
- Help insomniac people actually sleep through the night
- Relieve tension and stress
- Calm animals even – and children
- Assist in Healing as well as calming in pre-op
- Increase cardiac output
- Even “heal” water as Dr. Emoto demonstrated
- And much more…
My name is Steve Rees and I am a Harpist that travels nationally and internationally presenting beautiful calming harp music. Everywhere I go, there is such an interest in the harp and the music that I produce from it. Many people tell me they have always wanted to play the harp and some tell me that they have never seen a harp before and are amazed when I let them touch the strings and hear the sound they produce from that touch.
I am also a Registered Nurse and in 1998, I began to see and understand the amazing physiological effects of the harp music on the body as I would take my harp into the hospital and play for my patients. The music that I play is what I have learned in the process of those years of observation and study.
My mission is all about making the calming music of the harp available to a wider audience than I can reach by doing performances around the country. From the feedback I constantly receive from my listeners, I have come to realize how valuable and effective this music is. I receive emails from people around the world telling me that they couldn’t sleep well until they started playing this music, and now they sleep through the night.
These testimonies convinced me of the need to find a way to offer this music to people I may never meet in person and has lead to the creation of this website. As I have observed many amazing results from exposing people to this delightful music, I have determined to make it available to a broader audience through the marvels of the internet. Once people hear this harp music they want to take it home with them, so I have undertaken to make several CD’s, MP3 downloads and YouTube videos available to meet these requests. I am fully convinced that you will be blessed by this music as you listen. In fact you can start right now by clicking your choice on the player to the right on this page – enjoy!