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More On Developing Perfect/Absolute Pitch…

An interesting study published in NPR. I take issue with some of the findings and the suggested conclusions because I personally know quite a few professional, and amateur musicians, who have developed absolute/perfect pitch after the age of seven and, … Continue reading

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Trumpeter Arturo Sandoval Receives Presidential Medal Of Freedom…

Arturo Sandoval, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, on jazz helping him escape from Cuba “What I like the most is the last part of the medal – freedom,” he said, “because I always say that ‘no freedom, no life. Video … Continue reading

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Yo Yo Ma Discusses, Music, Practice, Psychology & Ageing…

The great ‘cellist Yo Yo Ma has been discussing his long career in music and his amazing diversity with Joan Anderman, in the New York Times. A revealing interview, Yo Yo speaks from the heart… THE CREATIVE MID-LIFE Yo-Yo Ma … Continue reading

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Amazing Stunt By Jean-Claude Van Damme… Me & JCVD!

It was on tour with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in Bucharest, Romania, 2011, that I met Hollywood Superstar, Jean-Claude Van Damme. I sat by him at breakfast in the five star Radisson Blu Hotel and he proved to be … Continue reading

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How Music Could Make You A Rocket Scientist…

Oct. 27, 2013 COLUMN By LEE DYE via WORLD NEWS Studies link early exposure to the arts to later success in science. Getty Images There is a very strong correlation between childhood engagement in the creative arts and measurable success later … Continue reading

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Don’t let the buggers tell you what to do!

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