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This Music Boosts Memory, Performance & Healing


OptimaLearning Classics™ provide music for optimal brain stimulation and receptivity to help you concentrate, perform, or relax. They are available on CDs. Two carefully crafted techniques are offered for the listener: Reading with Music™ (RWM) and Music for Optimal Receptivity and Concentration™ (MORC). OptimaLearning Classics albums provide uniquely sequenced excerpts of great classical music compositions which are arranged by tempo, key, pitch, instrumentation and themes to stimulate your brain in specific ways.
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These recordings are pure music with no verbal interference. Follow the step-by-step written instructions of the method with each album for amazing results! Improve memorizing, organizing, writing, problem solving, creativity, performance of many kinds, and healing.
The OptimaLearning Classics include the following Album Series: Baroque Music to Empower Learning & Relaxation; Music for Optimal Performance; Music for Imagination & Creativity; and Mozart and Baroque Music.

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About the OptimaLearning Classics

Since time immemorial people have known that music exerts profound impact on body, mind and soul. The pioneering work of the renowned Bulgarian psychiatrist Georgi Lozanov, M.D., in the mid 20th century brought amazing new insights on the use of certain types of classical music for super memory and productivity. (Superlearning 2000, Ostrander and Schroeder, 2000).

Ivan Barzakov Ph.D., a leading instructor for Lozanov in Bulgaria, updated and expanded these techniques after emigrating to the U.S.A., incorporating recent brain research into his OptimaLearning® system.

OptimaLearning Classics provide music for optimal brain stimulation and receptivity for either concentration and performance or relaxation. Two carefully crafted techniques are offered the listener: Reading with Music (RWM) and Music for Optimal Receptivity and Concentration (MORC).

The OptimaLearning Classic CDs provide uniquely sequenced excerpts of great classical music compositions — sequenced by tempo, key, pitch, instrumentation and themes — to stimulate your brain in specific ways. Essential in OptimaLearning Classics is the CONTRAST AND COMPLEMENTATION of movements — SLOW and FAST — which both Dr. Lozanov and Dr. Barzakov found, after 30 years of research, to produce maximum effect.

Using the "Music for Optimal Receptivity and Concentration" (MORC) technique with these specialized music backgrounds, you simply listen before or during your study, or work; or in daily life for relaxation or healing. The Reading with Music (RWM) technique provides a more advanced process for accelerating memory and recall. All OptimaLearning albums combine beautiful music with written instructions about how and when to use each selection most effectively. These OptimaLearning techniques combine specially sequenced music with focused methods of use to yield optimal receptivity and concentration.

The integrity of the music remains intact. There are absolutely no subliminal suggestions nor instructions, and no change of frequencies. It is the same music created by the genius of Bach, Vivaldi, Corelli, Berlioz, Debussy and many others.

Through these OptimaLearning techniques, the inherent harmonies and structures within the music (rhythm, melody, dynamics, etc.) are being synchronized with specific neurophysiological mechanisms of the brain to release dormant energy and optimally stimulate the brain and mind. The end result is significantly enhanced learning or teaching, thinking and creativity, as well as work performance, relaxation and well-being.

The written text gives the listener concise information about the impact of these techniques on the mind of listeners. Music selections and their particular sequence augment the effect of the music itself. You will experience how the conscious mind (cognitive perception) empowers the "non-conscious" (direct musical perception). You will also feel how the beauty of great music unites with the neurophysiological stimulation of the newly created sequences for optimal enjoyment and multiple benefits.

The OptimaLearning Classics Library consists of three types of albums:

Baroque Music for Learning & Relaxation (3 albums)

Music for Imagination & Creativity (2 albums)

Mozart and Baroque Music (1 album)


To learn more about how to use this music and the results that others have achieved, see the Readings on this site. Also check out our instructional video on Reading with Music.

 

OptimaLearning Classics Album Notes

#301 OptimaLearning Classics Baroque Music for Learning & Relaxation
          Volume 1 - CD

Especially selected music by Pachelbel, Handel, Corelli, Locatelli, Vivaldi Sequenced for maximum benefit with written step-by-step instructions for using this music for:

Memory . Comprehension . Test Taking Preparation .
Problem Solving . Reducing Stress & Energizing . Healing

Baroque music with its unique rhythmic structure and stability is particularly conducive to memory, productivity and healthy, stress-free environments. This 65 minute compact disc consists of carefully researched selections of Baroque composers that have been specially sequenced to give you optimal results.

Tracks 1-6: Selection of predominantly slow movements for learning terminology, facts, figures, technical data and language vocabulary, with high retention. Facilitates test taking and problem solving. Good for brief presentations and storytelling. Promotes relaxation and healing.

Tracks 7-11: Excerpts from Vivaldi concerti with an energizing diversity of movements. Excellent for storing narrative texts, concepts and professional materials in the long-term memory and for easy recall. Helps generate ideas in writing and problem solving.

#302 OptimaLearning Classics Baroque Music for Learning & Relaxation
          Volume 2 - CD

Especially selected music by Corelli, Albinoni
Sequenced for maximum benefit with written step-by-step instructions for using this music for:

Teaching . Training . Presentations . Energizing .
Studying . Test Taking . Relaxing . Healing

Detailed instructions for Dr. Barzakov's Reading with Music® (RwM) Technique, including how to use for STORYTELLING, INTRODUCING NEW IDEAS or KEY CONCEPTS, and REINFORCING OR SUMMARY

Baroque music with its unique rhythmic structure and stability is particularly conducive to memory, productivity and healthy, stress-free environments. This 60 minute compact disc consists of carefully researched selections of Baroque composers that have been specially sequenced to give you optimal results.

Tracks 1-2: The famous adagio in G minor (originated in part by Albinoni and completed for organ and orchestra in 1945 by Giazotto) with its pronounced anticipatory nature and restatement of melody encourages encoding of information. Excellent for memory and comprehension. Use for study, test taking, relaxation, healing.

Tracks 3-6: The strong contrapuntal style of Corelli's concerti especially supports the Reading with Music technique. Use for any type of presentation, teaching, training, storytelling. Also very good for mood shifting and energizing.

#303 OptimaLearning Classics Baroque Music to Empower Learning & Relaxation
          Volume 3 - CD

Especially selected music by Bach, J.S., Albinoni, Corelli, Handel, Locatelli, Marcello , Vivaldi, sequenced for maximum benefit with written step-by-step instructions for using this music for:

Studying . Teaching . Test Taking . Problem-Solving .
Decision Making . Stress Reduction . Exercise . Healing

Detailed instructions for Dr. Barzakov's Reading with Music (RwM) Technique, including how to use for STORYTELLING, INTRODUCING NEW IDEAS or KEY CONCEPTS, and REINFORCING OR SUMMARY

Baroque music with its special rhythmic structure and stability is particularly conducive to higher levels of memory, performance and productivity. It also creates a healthy, relaxing environment and its intrinsic harmonies stimulate convalescence. This 60 minute cassette or compact disc consists of carefully researched excerpts from some of the finest Baroque masters' compositions that have been contrasted and complemented in a special way to ensure optimal results.

TRACKS 1-6: Selection of predominantly slow movements to use while learning terminology, facts, technical data, vocabulary, spelling words or other materials. Also boosts problem solving and decision making. Enhances presentations and storytelling. Conducive to relaxation. Excellent for slow dance-like exercise, such as tai chi, or for rehabilitation and healing.

TRACKS 7-10: The marked contrapuntal style of the compositions especially supports the Reading with Music technique. Use for any type of presentation, teaching, training, storytelling. Excellent for studying and exam preparation. Also very good for mood shifting, energizing, healing.

#401, 402 Music for Optimal Performance temporarily unavailable

#501 OptimaLearning Classics. Music for Imagination & Creativity
          Volume 1 - CD

Especially selected music by Wagner, Grieg, Ravel, Dvorak, Smetana, sequenced for maximum benefit with written step-by-step instructions for using this music for:

Imagination . Intuition . Contemplation . Problem-Solving . Decision Making .
Creative Solutions . Coping With Crisis . Overcoming Grief and Loss

Many Romantic and post-Romantic composers wrote music with specific images in mind, to develop an idea, describe a scene or create a mood. Called "program music," it fosters visualization, stimulates imagination, and empowers contemplation. Its ability to tap deep emotion and inner strength helps you cope with crises and overcome grief. In addition the particular sequence on this CD facilitates problem solving and engenders a flow of creativity and inspiration.

TRACKS 1-4: Enhance intuition. Empower contemplation, meditation, introspection. This unique sequence of musical compositions fosters effective problem solving and decision making. Also excellent for coping with crises in work and life, and especially for overcoming grief and loss. (Use the whole sequence in order.)

TRACKS 5-8: Stimulate vivid imagination and inspire creativity. Facilitate moving from decision into action. Also very helpful in overcoming crises (when preceded by TRACKS 1-4), and for successful completion of the process of grief.

#502 OptimaLearning Classics Music for Imagination & Creativity
          Volume 2 - CD

Especially selected music by Berlioz, Borodin, Debussy, Glinka, Scriabin.
Sequenced for maximum benefit with written step-by-step instructions for using this music for:

Visualization & Inspiration for Artistic Endeavors & Design .
Writing . Problem Solving . Shifting Moods .

Contemplation & Introspection Guided Imagery & Relaxation

Many Romantic and post-Romantic composers wrote music with specific images in mind—to develop an idea, describe a scene or create a mood. Called "program music," it fosters visualization, stimulates imagination, and empowers contemplation. Its ability to tap deep emotion and inner strength helps you cope with crises and overcome grief. In addition the particular sequence on this CD facilitates problem solving and engenders a flow of creativity and inspiration.

TRACKS 1-4: Develop capacity to visualize. To be used for writing and artistic endeavors. Also excellent in design and in problem solving. Bring forth inspiration and mood shifting. For guided imagery or contemplation, use Debussy only.

TRACKS 5-11: Generate vivid images for storytelling, writing, artistic inspiration, guided imagery. The diversity of compositions fosters a wide range of imaginative and inventive abilities. Very good for shifting mood and energy. Stimulates creativity.

#601 OptimaLearning Classics Mozart and Baroque Music to Empower Learning and
          Performance
          Volume 1 - CD

Especially selected music by Mozart, Bach, J.S., Vivaldi, Scarlatti. Sequenced for maximum benefit with written step-by-step instructions for using this music for:

Analytical Reasoning . Math . Planning . Organizing . Systematizing .
Computer Work . Memorizing Concepts, Data, Vocabulary, Spelling Words .
Calming . Healing

University of California researchers at the Center for Neurobiology of Learning and Memory have reported that students raised their IQs, albeit temporarily, while listening to a Mozart piano sonata before certain tasks. This music stimulates spatial intelligence prior to mathematical tasks, analysis, organizing, planning, systematizing, problem solving or computer work.

Essential in OptimaLearning Classics is the way selected movements - SLOW and FAST - complement and contrast each other to produce optimal brain stimulation. The unique OptimaLearning SEQUENCE of compositions, tempos, keys and themes results in multiple benefits.

This 60 minute compact disc contrasts and complements the predominantly fast tempos of Mozart's piano sonatas with a carefully researched selection of predominantly slow Baroque music. The special rhythmic structure and stability of Baroque music is particularly effective for higher levels of concentration and memory, as well as for calming and healing. Excellent for children and adults!

TRACKS 1-7: The effortless simplicity and crystalline clarity of texture of Mozart's music inspire the tasks of, organizing, clarifying and planning. The melodic elegance and graceful structure of his upbeat piano sonatas are both energizing and relaxing. Use these tracks 10 minutes prior to any organizational or analytical task, planning, lab or computer work or math studies.

TRACKS 8-14: With their biologically supportive rhythm and marked calming effect, these sequenced excerpts from Baroque composers are excellent for learning terminology, facts, figures, formulas, spelling words and vocabulary. Use these mostly slow movements for summary and review with the Reading with Music technique or to prepare mind and body for arduous performance or exam taking. Perfect for relaxation and healing. They generate great calming to help sleep or to enhance convalescence.

Parents and teachers find that TRACKS 8-14 have an especially calming effect on children and themselves. This music helps distressed, restless children to relax. Great before bedtime! Promotes restful sleep for all ages.

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What People Are Saying

        I have been using OptimaLearning music for over 18 years and have wonderful success with the music in my work as an engineer.
-J. H., civil engineer, Rogue River, Oregon

        The use of Dr. Barzakov's specially sequenced music tapes has made this year's budgeting process almost a joyous event. By using the music to balance and synchronize my mental processes, I was able to stay calmer, more focused, and avoid the high level of stress that is normally associated with budget season. Thank you, Ivan,
-J. U., budget analyst, Dallas, Texas

        During a time of great loss in my life, listening to the OptimaLearning CDs 501 & 502 was very helpful. Not only did they help evoke tears and sadness from deep within, but they were also comforting and quieting. I highly recommend both for assisting anyone with the grieving process.
- R. M., counselor, Washington

        I listen to OptimaLearning music on the drive home from work. I am able to arrive home as the positive, peaceful person I want to be. I enjoy the time I am able to spend with my family in the evenings so much more than before. Thank you.
-K. J., executive assistant, Texas

        After instituting OptimaLearning music into our problem solving sessions, we have been able to create unique solutions to even the most troublesome issues. Our team views obstacles as mere bumps in the road now.
-R.T., director of product development, Texas

SEE READINGS for more about use of music

To Order OptimaLearning Classics

A perfect gift for family and friends, or to use at school, in business, in health services

  For memory, comprehension, storytelling, relaxation
CD-OL 301 Baroque Music for Learning & Relaxation, Volume 1 (Pachelbel,Corelli,Vivaldi . . .) CD $14.95
CD-OL 302 Baroque Music for Learning & Relaxation, Volume 2 (Corelli,Albinoni) CD $14.95
  CD-OL 303 Baroque Music to Empower Learning & Relaxation, Volume 3 (Bach , Handel. . .) CD $14.95
 
For visualizing, writing, drawing, problem solving, overcoming grief
  CD-OL 501 Music for Imagination & Creativity, Volume 1 (Wagner, Grieg, Ravel. . . ) CD $14.95
  CD-OL 502 Music for Imagination & Creativity, Volume 2 (Berlioz, Borodin, Debussy. . . ) CD $14.95
 
For planning, analysis, math, writing, calming, and healing
  CD-OL 601 Mozart and Baroque Music, (Mozart, Bach, Scarlatti...) CD $14.95

OptimaLearning Classics Music Package (an $89.00 value)
  DC-30 All 6 OptimaLearning Classic CD's CD $76.00

OptimaLearning Deluxe Package (an $129.00 value)
  DC-45 All 6 OptimaLearning Classic CD's plus the Essence and Impact of OptimaLearning Book and the OptimaLearning Workshop book CD & 2 Books $104.00

Some titles are still available on cassette. Contact us directly for availablity

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