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Beethoven and Mozart can boost pupils’ concentration!

This announcement will not come as anything particularly new to many, but provides yet more evidence to the benefits of including music as a very strong core subject in a child’s education. The research, by London University’s ‘Instutute For Education’, … Continue reading

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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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Stress In The Orchestra: Mood Plays A Part…

A fascinating article has appeared in science daily, on an experiment conducted in Vienna to measure stress levels within orchestras. Samples were taken from musicians at rest, in rehearsal and in performance. The results are quite surprising to me. Read … Continue reading

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Melody malady: Wind players develop ‘saxophone lung’ from fungus!

Fascinating Article from NBC News… JoNel AlecciaNBC News Julija Sapic / Julija Sapic / Featurepics.com A 68-year-old clarinet player in Atlanta developed a year-long allergic chest reaction to fungus that grew in his instrument. A Dixieland band player who didn’t … 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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Scientific Study Shows Tastes In Music Change Over The Course Of A Lifetime

This study from the University of Cambridge, published in the Daily Mail, shows that musical tastes do change over a lifetime. Of course, there are many young people who already like classical music at a young age… Rock of Ages: … Continue reading

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The Jobs ARE Out There For Music Graduates!

It sometimes sounds like all is doom and gloom for music graduates. Where are the employment opportunities, etc?! What about the state of the job market in the arts sector, etc?! Well, according to the Guardian, there are plenty of … Continue reading

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Music Is Good For Your Health… It’s Official!!!

The following is from MEDICAL NEWS TODAY: Music Benefits Both Mental And Physical Health Editor’s Choice Main Category: Neurology / Neuroscience Also Included In: Anxiety / Stress;  Immune System / Vaccines Article Date: 29 Mar 2013 – 1:00 PDT Playing and listening to … Continue reading

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Science news from The Telegraph on hearing loss for brass players…

French horn players are most at risk of hearing loss in an orchestra Aspiring musicians beware – playing the French horn can be bad for your hearing. According to research, playing the French horn can be bad for your hearing Photo: … Continue reading

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More Science…

Some interesting research published in NPR regarding the synchronisation of heartbeats between members of choirs… When Choirs Sing, Many Hearts Beat As One by ANNA HAENSCH July 10, 2013 1:43 PM Members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir raise their voices … Continue reading

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