Beyond the exquisite orchestrations recorded exclusively for The Listening Program are years of research and collaboration among therapists, physicians, neurodevelopment specialists, musicians and audio engineers at Advanced Brain Technologies®.
Stepping behind the scenes into the production of TLP music lends a better understanding as to why the program is effective in helping individuals progress intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically.
TLP Music Preparation and Production
For each TLP recording, professional musicians from around the world form the Arcangelos Chamber Ensemble. These players are chosen for their technical merit, expressive qualities, and genuine interest in creating music to maximize human potential.
Carefully selected compositions are arranged to complement psychoacoustic effects, including varied orchestration, tempo, octave, meter and simplification of lines.
But the work doesn’t stop there. Extensive post-production processes leverage psychoacoustic techniques to enhance the natural attributes inherent within the musical structure. These processes include filtration, audio bursting, blending, spatial dynamics, audio morphing and more.
The result is TLP music’s meticulous preparation. The program provides a quality of music and auditory stimulation that is not only proven – it is unparalleled.
The Listening Program’s patent-pending ABC Modular Design™ takes the program a step farther, enabling listeners to effectively exercise the auditory processing system, providing “warm-up,” “workout” and “cool-down” phases.
The science of physical training (and practical application) shows that certain approaches are most effective, such as a gradual warm-up for muscle groups, followed by weight-resistance training, concluded by cool-down stretching.
Following a similar pattern, TLP music is divided into 15-minute modules. Within these modules, the first phase, “A,” relaxes the listener and prepares the auditory processing system for the more intensive stimulation of the “B” phase. The listener is then returned to a relaxed state during the final “C” phase.
Why ABC Modular Design is Critical
This breakthrough design is important because effective stimulation depends on more than carefully selected classical music and psychoacoustic enhancements. It also requires the listener’s auditory processing system to be prepared to receive the information.
When someone experiences stress or anxiety, as so many with auditory processing problems do, the ear cannot easily discriminate higher frequencies. This leads to a decline in auditory processing abilities. Further, research asserts that a listener needs to be relaxed in order for neural feedback to properly control and improve the function of the middle ear.
ABC Modular Design enhances the effect of Music-Based Auditory Stimulation™ preparing the listener, then providing just the right amount of stimulation, then restoring the listener to a state of relaxation. With TLP music, improving the auditory processing system is more than a therapeutic endeavor; it is a pleasurable, enlightening listening experience that has been clinically proven to help enhance abilities.