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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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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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Nobel Prize Winner owes everything to learning a musical instrument!

Nobel medicine winner says: I owe it all to my bassoon teacher October 9, 2013 – by Norman Lebrecht Thomas Sudhof, who shares this year’s Nobel Prize for medicine and physiology, told The Lancet in August 2010 that he owes his powers … 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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Why Music Makes Our Brain Sing

GRAY MATTER Why Music Makes Our Brain Sing Baptiste Alchourroun <nyt_byline> By ROBERT J. ZATORRE and VALORIE N. SALIMPOOR Published: June 7, 2013 MUSIC is not tangible. You can’t eat it, drink it or mate with it. It doesn’t protect against the rain, … Continue reading

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