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Music as a Language – Listen up!

Houdini knows

What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes.
Harry Houdini
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The Musical Family

The musical family is enjoying practicing the Language of Music. Fun 🙂

Training the Brain to Become Pitch Perfect

The findings suggest that adults can acquire absolute pitch even without that early exposure to pitches and musical labels.


Game-based Learning in Helsinki schools

Contrary to what many might think, using technology and games in learning doesn’t isolate kids; rather it provides a completely different avenue for collaboration.         – teacher Katariina Söderholm

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The Sounds of Science

Trevor Cox investigates the science of sound research (1/2). Bad Vibes and Good Vibrations. Why do we find some sounds pleasant while others grate on the ears?  Continue reading “The Sounds of Science”

Your Brain on Improv

Musician and researcher Charles Limb wondered how the brain works during musical improvisation — so he put jazz musicians and rappers in an fMRI to find out. What he and his team found has deep implications for our understanding of creativity of all kinds.

The Meaning of Music

Michael Tilson Thomas is giving a great overview of the meaning of music as an emotional language and channel of expression.

“…you know all that you need to know, you can start anywhere…”

Bobby McFerrin Demonstrates the Power of the Pentatonic Scale

“… regardless of where I am, anywhere, every audience gets that…”   from “Notes and Neurons”

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