The Starter CD
Joshua Leeds and Lisa Spector have created a series of clinically tested music CDs. These recordings are psychoacoustically designed to calm your canine and you — separately or together.
Track One is designed to sooth; Track Two is designed to be uplifting.
Track One contains four selections from the Music to Calm Your Canine Companion series, Vols. 1–2. These compositions reduce anxiety, and in many cases, relax dogs into sleep. The instrumentation is simple — solo piano. The individual pieces have been selected and/or rearranged to gradually reduce the heart rate. This is accomplished naturally by progressively slowing rhythms and simplifying auditory data. Music to Calm Your Canine Companion is recommended for when your dog is left alone or anxiety is anticipated—such as separation, thunderstorms, fireworks, or guests arriving. (You will also find it to be extremely relaxing. Just don’t listen while operating heavy machinery.)
Track Two contains four selections from the Music for the Canine Household and Driving Edition – Music to Calm Your Dog in the Car series. Given that dogs and people live together, there are times when you want your animal to relax without falling asleep yourself. This uplifting, psychoacoustically designed music can be played for the enjoyment and relaxation of people while simultaneously providing a positive sound environment for dogs. The clinically tested selections from Music for the Canine Household are a little more stimulating than the Calm Your Canine CD, with quicker tempos and more complex arrangements and orchestration.
The selection, sequencing and/or re-arrangements of these compositions adhere to clinically tested psychoacoustic principles of resonance, entrainment, and pattern identification.
Track One: Music to Calm Your Canine Companion (23 minutes)
- Instrumentation: Piano
- Bach / Prelude in C, WTC Bk. I No. 1 (Vol. 1)
- Schumann / Foreign Lands from Kinderscenen (Vol. 2)
- Rachmaninoff / Vocalise (Vol. 1)
- Debussy / Reverie (Vol. 2)
Track Two: Music for the Canine Household (18 minutes)
- Instrumentation: Oboe, cello, piano
- Schubert / Serenade (Canine Household)
- Brahms / Intermezzo in A, Op. 116, #2 (Music for Driving)
- Mendelssohn / Cello Sonata in D (Canine Household)
- Bach / Prelude in D, WTC Bk. I No. 5 (Canine Household)
All music is performed by The Apollo Chamber Ensemble, featuring Lisa Spector, piano.