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Ethan Hein's Blog › Visualizing music

Ethan Hein's Blog › Visualizing music | Music to work to | Scoop.it

This is a great post for anybody interested in "looking" at music differently.  I like how Ethan approaches music with a solid understanding of the theory and science - but then makes it nice and accessible - good stuff. 

 

Visualizing music...

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BIT to study music impact on human mind - Times of India

BIT to study music impact on human mind - Times of India | Music to work to | Scoop.it
BIT to study music impact on human mindTimes of India... furthering research in the field of medical science.
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92% of Top Ten Billboard Songs Are About Sex

92% of Top Ten Billboard Songs Are About Sex | Music to work to | Scoop.it

Kind of at a loss for words on this one - it's not as if it is terribly surprising.  I do like how R&B was about the sex component, while Country was more about commitment - brilliant!

 

"Sex appeal," "arousal," and "other body parts" are popular themes in American music...

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Really!?!: To Listen or Not to Listen ~ Urban radio at work!

Really!?!: To Listen or Not to Listen ~ Urban radio at work! | Music to work to | Scoop.it

It's all about personal taste and control of the auditory environment - my view is - so long as you aren't disturbing anybody else - you should be free to play whetever you want.  Anyone complaining about the content can be rebutted with the plentiful scientific evidence that listening to music is good for work performance - so - while they might be hear blow job - you're just trying to do a good job....

 

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Music in baby/child development | Victoria Williamson Music Psychology PhD

Music in baby/child development | Victoria Williamson Music Psychology PhD | Music to work to | Scoop.it

Victoria Williamson continues her search into how music can have real world benefits - this time it's parent child music activity sessions.   Nice summary of the 5 key take aways at the end...

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Study: Exercise and Music Clear the Brain - ABC News

Study: Exercise and Music Clear the Brain - ABC News | Music to work to | Scoop.it

So what this study seems to be saying (with its admittedly low sample size0 is that listening tomusic when exercsigin can imrpove your subsequent verbal fluency.  Or in other words - if you're going to give a presentation or stand in front of the class then perhaps you want to quickly run round the block with your iPod on (or go in circles in your wheelchair - whatever works!)

 

Study: Exercise and Music Clear the Brain (Study: Exercise and Music Clear the Brain - ABC News http://t.co/auXmuIF5 (via @ABC)...)...

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Background music and stereotypes

Background music and stereotypes | Music to work to | Scoop.it

Really like this study - more 'cos it is great evidence of the effect that music has on us rather than the specific takeaways - 

 

 

TimAllenMDJD: From Florida State U: Background music and stereotypes http://t.co/Jjuzwkcb...

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Music for surgery

Music for surgery | Music to work to | Scoop.it

Interesting that this is very generational - most Docs over 60 are not big fans of music in the OR (don't think my Dad ever operated to music) - still - clearly the use of music as something other than just entertainment is becoming more andmore prevalent.

 

Love the tunes they don't recommend at the end:

 

"Take My Breath Away...."  heh!

 

Surgeons who listen to music while they work are more relaxed and better at their jobs, according to a new survey. But which is best – Beethoven, the Black Eyed Peas or Black Sabbath?

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Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”: A Neuropsychology Reading

Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”: A Neuropsychology Reading | Music to work to | Scoop.it

Unpacking the lyrics of the iconic happiness anthem to find surprising science-tested insights on well-being.

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How Playing, Reading & Singing Improves Your Writing | Ink House

How Playing, Reading & Singing Improves Your Writing | Ink House | Music to work to | Scoop.it

For the writers amongst us...

 

Sing – Think of your sentences as lyrics. Does each have its own cadence and rhythm? Or are they staccato, brittle, monotone? Apply musicality to your writing, mix up the tonality and it’ll be more pleasurable to read and digest.


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Music teaches students to be complete people | The Austin Daily Herald

Music teaches students to be complete people | The Austin Daily Herald | Music to work to | Scoop.it

An experienced perspective...

 

The band and orchestra and choir almost filled the floor of the ...

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Reconnecting to the Heart of Music

Reconnecting to the Heart of Music | Music to work to | Scoop.it

Lovely post from Professor Bob Woody who teaches music education and psychology at university of Nebraska on the relationship betyween music and being human.  I quite agree!

 

Contrary to my friends’ opinion about my “cushy job as a music professor,” I seem to keep pretty busy. Busy enough that I sometimes feel like I’m just operating class to class, project to p...

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How Music Can Help Your Child Learn | Education.com

How Music Can Help Your Child Learn | Education.com | Music to work to | Scoop.it

If I was in breeding mode (I have a 23 yr old, a 14 yr old and a 13 yr old and that's quite enough thank you!) I'd make damn sure that whatever popped out (heh!) had music intheir life.

 

Study after study show the benefits of introducing music to your child at an early age - we scooped something yesterday that looked at Music as a precursor to language.  It seems to be such a findamental part of being human that the more you expose your child to it - the better human beigns they become.

 

Ongoing music education has been shown to help children across a wide range of criteria - including overall academic performance. What does that mean?

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Computers write music that show emotions, thanks to BYU student ...

Computers write music that show emotions, thanks to BYU student ... | Music to work to | Scoop.it

I love the short video of Kristine introducing her work - I think it is a great concept and worth developing aliong with the whole idea of furthering the human / machine relationship - but I have to raise an eyebrow over her statement that the computer will now play music based on Love - who's perception of love? Hers? I reckon that for many people the sound that came out of her laptop was as far away from Love as you can get - still - I like where she's going, love the enthusiasm - just maybe not quite her taste...yet....

 

Can computers write music that portrays human feelings? A BYU graduate student is working on a project that does just that. Kristine Monteith is both a music therapist and a PhD student at BYU in computer science.

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Study: Music Training Can Enhance Verbal Intelligence and Executive Function | SharpBrains

Study: Music Training Can Enhance Verbal Intelligence and Executive Function | SharpBrains | Music to work to | Scoop.it

more evidence that getting your kid exposed to music early on  can help to develop better cognitive functioning - I kinda dig the idea of children wondering around making executive decisions...

 

Very interesting new study published in Psychological Science: Short-Term Music Training Enhances Verbal Intelligence and Executive Function.

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Chicks Like Consonant Music

was "attracted' to this headline - no doubt the researchers knew what they were doing!  anyway - it is literal, not metaphorical, the chicks they refer to are indeed baby chickens although they're guessing the behavior will cross over to human subjects.

 

in essence - baby animals prefer harmonious sounds - wow - shocker!  Does open up the whole discussion though on the anatomical predisposition to harmony...

 

Male followers: need to woo a date? New study "Chicks prefer consonant music!": http://ow.ly/6Pvk4 Hang on ...

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The Best Workout Music

The Best Workout Music | Music to work to | Scoop.it

interesting playlist - complete with beats per minute (bpm)

 

 

The Best Workout Music. Whether you favor pop, rock, classical or hip-hop, the right music can make all the difference when powering through a tough workout.

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Music at work can help stressed employees

As I have written earlier, work-related stress is related to ill-health. Stress in the workplace can also reduce productivity, in particular when stress manifests itself as a reduction in psychological well-being.

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Do We Choose Sad Music When We’re Sad?

Do We Choose Sad Music When We’re Sad? | Music to work to | Scoop.it

A small sample size means the data is pretty suspect and the 4 comments would indicate that everybody has different reasons - but it makes sense tome that sometimes you just need to be sad - and having sad music helps that process...

 

A GoodTherapy.org News Headline: According to a new study by researchers from the University of Toronto, people prefer to listen to sad music when they are (Do We Choose Sad Music When We?re Sad?

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The Sizzling Sound of Music - O'Reilly Radar

The Sizzling Sound of Music - O'Reilly Radar | Music to work to | Scoop.it

Read for the story on how Edison marketed his phonograph...

 

 

Are iPods changing our perception of music? Are the sounds of MP3s the music we like to hear most?

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Does Singing to Your Baby Really Work? | Psychology Today

Does Singing to Your Baby Really Work? | Psychology Today | Music to work to | Scoop.it

Find a child and sing to it - it's good for them...

 

The science behind infant-directed singing By Kimberly Sena Moore...

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Working for a song | PHMG Blog

Working for a song | PHMG Blog | Music to work to | Scoop.it
Those listening to music also reported a positive effect on their moods and feelings of well-being. The researchers concluded that “listening to music may increase the output of employees in all types of work”.
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Kid's music: Harmony pleases our brains

Kid's music: Harmony pleases our brains | Music to work to | Scoop.it

Interesting mathematical postulation on how and why harmony works - waiting testing but it makes a lot of sense...

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What Does Your iPod Say About You? | Brain Blogger

What Does Your iPod Say About You? | Brain Blogger | Music to work to | Scoop.it

I think my iPod would say that I'm an addict and that I have an omnivorous appetite - I suspect that most people actually have a wide selection of music in their collection - even if they strongly identify with a certain clique... 

 

Right now, I have hundreds of songs on my mp3 player.

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How Music and Language Mimicked Nature to Evolve Us

How Music and Language Mimicked Nature to Evolve Us | Music to work to | Scoop.it

Here's the music relevant takeaway:

 

"But it gets even more interesting with music, a phenomenon perceived as a quintessential human invention — Changizi draws on a wealth of evidence indicating that music is actually based on natural sounds and sound patterns dating back to the beginning of time. Bonus points for convincingly debunking Steven Pinker’s now-legendary proclamation that music is nothing more than “auditory cheesecake.”"

 

 

 

 

How auditory cheesecake was made with mother nature's milk, or why our brains were not designed for reading.

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