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On New Year’s Day, my friend Yoko, some of her students and their parents, Aaron and Joanne and I got together here for a musical afternoon. In various combinations, we played for each other. It all started because I had told Yoko I was getting Aaron a ukulele for his birthday. And it mushroomed from there.  It was great fun. Recently I’ve been enjoying playing with people more than playing alone.

Then, the next day, I heard on the radio research shows there is a release of dopomines when people play music together. It’s like eating chocolate or falling in love. Not a bad idea.  It probably also explains why so many teenagers form bands, play music together.

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