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Language of Music

Darwin on Music, Love and Language

“before acquiring the power of expressing their mutual love in articulate language, [men and women] endeavored to charm each other with musical notes and rhythm.”   –  Darwin

Read:   Music Really Is the World’s Universal Language


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.



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…”


African Music Tradition, a talk by Alfred Ladzekpo

Alfred Ladzekpo, a master drummer from the Ewe tribe in Ghana and a Prof. of music in Cal Arts (USA), is talking about his music tradition. He is referring to music as a language, learning through listening , social aspects, improvisation and much more… BigEar has much respect.


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