“Peace and Serenity” – a new instrumental relaxation album by composer Jerald Simon was specifically composed to reduce stress and anxiety while calming and comforting listeners. This new soothing instrumental music helps bring feelings of peace and positivity, and will be available on all streaming sites on October 15th, 2021.
Simon composed the music at 60 beats per minute because certain “findings indicate that music around 60 beats per minute can cause the brain to synchronize with the beat causing alpha brainwaves (frequencies from 8 – 14 hertz or cycles per second). This alpha brainwave is what is present when we are relaxed and conscious…” according to an article titled, “Releasing Stress Through the Power of Music.” – https://www.unr.edu/counseling/virtual-relaxation-room/releasing-stress-through-the-power-of-music
This is Jerald Simon’s 10th album and 5th meditation/relaxation album. What makes this album unique is the focus on specific and intentionally inserted instrumental elements Simon incorporated into this album.
When listening to “Peace and Serenity,” listeners begin to feel relaxed because since the heart follows the rhythm of the slower beat, it can naturally return to a calm resting heart rate of 60 beats per minute.
The slower beat of the music naturally calms those who have feelings of anxiety and stress. Listeners hear piano, guitar, and orchestral melodies and harmonies entwined with calming nature sounds – crickets, trickling streams, gentle ocean waves, a soothing wind, and the chirping of birds – all recorded by Simon, and are added to the calming music. These relaxing nature sounds help to bring a sense of well-being that only nature can provide.
This new album, “Peace and Serenity by Jerald Simon,” will be released on all streaming sites (i.e. iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, Amazon, iHeart radio, etc.), on October 15th, 2021 – exactly 33 years to the day when Simon fell off a 90 foot cliff as an 8 year old child. Simon especially composed the music on this album to help aid patients in hospitals, soothe individuals with anxiety or stress, and benefit individuals needing more peace and positivity in their life. This album can be used effectively with the health and wellness industry, holistic health practitioners, reiki masters, foot zoners, and during meditation/relaxation sessions. It can be used in spas, yoga studios, and massage therapy clinics, and is intended for anyone who enjoys calming relaxation/meditation music.
Here is what Simon has said about this new album, “The purpose of this new album is to promote peace and positivity in an increasingly turbulent world. I believe we need to be sharing more peace and positivity with others each day – through music, poetry, and positive motivational messages. I think we all can try to focus on being more positive and optimistic and less negative and pessimistic and music contributes to our overall sense of well-being. We can all try to see the good in others, instead of finding the bad around us. We can all strive to be a positive influence in the lives of others and share light, love, and good music each day.”
This album features the piano as the primary instrument with the classical guitar, cello, violins, bass, and other orchestral instruments, new age synth sounds, and also background nature sounds Simon recorded (i.e. ocean waves, streams, the wind, crickets, birds chirping, etc.).
Jerald Simon is the founder of Music Motivation® (musicmotivation.com). He is the creator of the Cool Songs Series (musicmotivation.com/coolsongs), the Essential Piano Exercises Course (essentialpianoexercises.com), and Essential Piano Lessons (essentialpianolessons.com). He is a composer (25 music books, 10 albums, and various EPs and Singles), an author (two motivational poetry books and 4 motivational/self help books), and a motivational speaker. You can watch Jerald’s videos on his YouTube channel (YouTube.com/jeraldsimon), and listen to his music on any streaming site. Jerald also has a weekly podcast – “Music, Motivation, and More – The Positivity Podcast with Jerald Simon”