So I have this baby daughter a the house (about one month old) and she is pretty good, and usually only cries near the end of the day when she gets fussy after a long day. A few days ago when my wife was trying to comfort her in the living room, I decided that I needed something to drown out the screaming, so I picked up my bass, started the SITSOM tracks from the book that I have saved on my hard drive, and started plowing through it. In les than 2 minutes into "what's going on" she stopped crying. I stopped, she started. Everytime I played, she stopped crying. Every thime I stopped, she started. I have worked my way most of the way though the book, but I have 5 or 6 tracks that she seems to like the best, so I tend to play those more than others. So now the rule is at my house, I must play motown music, non stop, until she falls asleep. It's a great way to improve my playing, if my hand doesn't fall off soon.