Science Just Discovered Something Amazing About What Childhood Piano Lessons Did to You

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Science Just Discovered Something Amazing About What Childhood Piano Lessons Did to You

By Tom Barnes
January 08, 2015

If your parents forced you to practice your scales by saying it would “build character,” they were onto something. The Washington Post reports that one of the largest scientific studies into music’s effect on the brain has found something striking: Musical training doesn’t just affect your musical ability — it provides tremendous benefits to children’s emotional and behavioural maturation.

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Roger Webster playing Cleopatra…

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Chicken Beatles!

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You would have thought they could have used a John’Leghorn’ at the front!

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The iconic Abbey Road Beatles album cover…

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French Horn Humour…

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More Important Than Life Or Death…

I know British troops had their morning tea during the invasion of Normandy, but this Canadian thought his flugel might come in handy (Holland, 1944).
Just goes to show flugelhorn makes everything better. – Joe Sabia

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Practice Humour…

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William Vacchiano

Former Principal Trumpet, New York Philharmonic and Professor of Trumpet, Julliard.

“… Heroes turn into martyrs on this instrument.” – William Vacchiano

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The Future

 

FUTURE PREDICTIONS:
In 1998, Kodak had 170,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper worldwide. Within just a few years, their business model disappeared and they went bankrupt. What happened to Kodak will happen in a lot of industries in the next 10 years – and most people don’t see it coming. Did you think in 1998 that 3 years later you would never take pictures on paper film again? Yet digital cameras were invented in 1975. The first ones only had 10,000 pixels, but followed Moore’s law. So as with all exponential technologies, it was a disappointment for a long time, before it became way superior and got mainstream in only a few short years. It will now happen with Artificial Intelligence, health, autonomous and electric cars, education, 3D printing, agriculture and jobs. Welcome to the 4th Industrial Revolution. Welcome to the Exponential Age.Software will disrupt most traditional industries in the next 5-10 years.
Uber is just a software tool, they don’t own any cars, and are now the biggest taxi company in the world. Airbnb is now the biggest hotel company in the world, although they don’t own any properties. Continue reading
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Professional Musician Humour…

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Trumpet Humour…

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