Tutor profile: Holly P.
How do you use a nasal spray?
Before using the nasal spray it should be shaken without tipping it upside down and given a few sprays to make sure it is working. The nasal spray should be inserted just inside the nasal cavity and angled slightly out towards the ear. Think of making an x shape with your hands in front of your face, this is the angle you want to achieve. You also need to look down slightly, do not tilt your head backwards. Do not inhale while spraying the nasal spray, any excess that comes out can be wiped away with a tissue. How often you can use a nasal spray will depend on what type of ingredient it is. Saline can be used as needed. Decongestants such as Sudafed should not be used for more than 3 days in a row. Some hay fever nasal spays, such as Nasonex, can be used long term.
Subject: Music Theory
What is a scale?
A musical scale is the combination of notes ordered by pitch and made up of a combination of tones and semitones. For example the C Major scale consists of the notes C D E F G A and B. A tone is a note the is one whole step away from where you began, e.g. C to D is a tone. A semitone is a half step away from where you began, e.g. C to C# is a semitone. All major scales are made up of the sequence of - tone tone tone, semitone, tone tone, semitone. Knowing this pattern will help you figure out all major scales no matter the key.
Why is music considered beneficial during ageing?
Music related functions are not lateralized to one side of the brain, often engaging parts of the brain linked to perceptual, cognition, motor function and emotional processes. Engaging in musical activity, listening to music, singing and/or playing a musical instrument, has the potential to intervene against neurological and developmental disorders such as dementia. Even with only 6 months of piano training, older adults have showed significant improved visual processing, planning abilities, working memory and executive function
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