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Dr. Thorp - Excellent substack - thank you so much for this post. I agree we need more research on choral singing, chronic pain and music therapy, along with the basic neuroscience. Another area of potential research is mental health. I have a diagnosis of bipolar disorder and also have absolute pitch (perfect pitch - I started playing the violin at age 3), and am interested in music therapy as a way to help stabilize my moods (along with medication and therapy). Finally, how can we improve music education in public schools so all children have the opportunity to use music as a tool in their bailiwick, to improve their lives? Philip Lederer

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