You know, that may sound like a silly question, but I have gotten it and many more like it and it is actually a very logical question. Is there a magical formula for the music that works best during surgery? Believe it or not, there is! And I’m going to give it to you in a general way
The music you already love that is:
- slow and steady-tempo of the healthy, resting heartbeat
- purely instrumental
- no more than three gentle instruments
What do I mean by “gentle instruments”? I mean something like a flute, a harp, a cello, or even a quiet piano. What wouldn’t work?…a trumpet, a tuba, anything that has a bit of an “edge” to it. Feel free to disagree, but these are the instruments that people report that they find relaxing, soothing, comforting.
Can Christmas music fall nto this category? Of course! This year I made a CD that is mostly soft, quiet Christmas music. At least one person I know used it during their surgery and reported good results!