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Is Music the Key to Success?

Is Music the Key to Success? | Behind the Music | Scoop.it
What is it about serious music training that seems to correlate with outsize success in many diverse fields?
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An intriguing correlation...

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Sad music makes us happy

Sad music makes us happy | Behind the Music | Scoop.it

"Minor music is sad, and major music is happy, right? It's never been that simple - and a new study sheds more light on the link between music and emotions"

 

"Listening to music that's seen as 'sad' might release positive emotions. According to a study by researchers in Tokyo, listeners perceived the sadness in sad music, but felt both sadness and pleasure when the music was played."


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playalongjon's curator insight, July 28, 2013 4:52 PM

Perhaps one can also conclude that "happy music" can possibly make you sad !

Kirsten Macaulay's curator insight, February 4, 2014 4:15 AM

Ironic? Amazing power of music to split our emotions positively.

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Is it music or are we just being played? - World Music Central

Is it music or are we just being played? - World Music Central | Behind the Music | Scoop.it
Is it music or are we just being played?
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Movies and television use music to evoke the mood or the emotion of the scene, heightening the drama or absurdity of the situation.

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Get that tune out of your head - scientists find how to get rid of earworms - Telegraph

Get that tune out of your head - scientists find how to get rid of earworms - Telegraph | Behind the Music | Scoop.it
Scientists claim to have found a way to help anyone plagued by earworms – those annoying tunes that lodge themselves inside our heads and repeat on an endless loop.
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Something to try the next time you can't get that tune out of your head.

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Early music lessons boost brain development

Early music lessons boost brain development | Behind the Music | Scoop.it
Musical training before the age of seven has a significant effect on the development of the brain, showing that those who began early had stronger connections between motor regions -- the parts of the brain that help you plan and carry out movements.
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Focus@will: Music to Help You Concentrate

Focus@will: Music to Help You Concentrate | Behind the Music | Scoop.it
Focus@Will is currently only available in the US for its “open” beta phase, though there are plans to open it up to international audiences once the company has ironed out licensing issues. This should happen later this year.
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Andrew McCluskey's curator insight, February 7, 2013 7:24 PM

Another app that utilises your music to aid performance - keep 'em coming...

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Why Do Certain Songs Give You Goosebumps?

Why Do Certain Songs Give You Goosebumps? | Behind the Music | Scoop.it
Why Do Certain Songs Give You Goosebumps? - Read the latest music news from the NME Blog

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Andrew McCluskey's curator insight, January 24, 2013 12:39 PM

I love this line: "...it stimulates a very old brain reward system that is designed to promote survival but that in the modern world has trouble telling the difference between procreation, cocaine and music."


Sounds about right to me...

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Young adults reminisce about music from before their time | PsyPost

Young adults reminisce about music from before their time | PsyPost | Behind the Music | Scoop.it
Music has an uncanny way of bringing us back to a specific point in time, and each generation seems to have its own opinions about which tunes will live on as classics.
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How to promote flow in music students

How to promote flow in music students | Behind the Music | Scoop.it
Continuing my research into the use of games in music education, I found this: Custodero, L. (2002). Seeking challenge, finding skill: Flow experience in music education. Arts Education and Policy Review, 103(3), 3–9.

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Andrew McCluskey's curator insight, July 17, 2013 3:44 PM

It's great to see more and more people discussing the idea of flow - to me it seems so obviously beneficial, across all kinds of human application, that I'm going to do as much as i can to learn about and promote it.  Here Ethan talks about its application in music learning and how you can facilitate the process with a couple of exercises - good stuff...

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Singing as part of a choir has the same calming health benefits as yoga, study finds

Singing as part of a choir has the same calming health benefits as yoga, study finds | Behind the Music | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, found that choristers' heartbeats synchronize when they sing together, bringing about a calming effect that is as beneficial to our health as yoga
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Why Musicians Make Us Weep And Computers Don't

Why Musicians Make Us Weep And Computers Don't | Behind the Music | Scoop.it
Music can soothe the savage breast much better if played by musicians rather than clever computers, according to a new study.
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Thank goodness; humans are still useful after all!  Even more fascinating is the evidence that non-musicians' brains responded to unexpected chords and key changes in the music, showing that you don't have to understand music theory to be affected by it.

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Kraftwerk mixes art with music in sell-out shows - Reuters

Kraftwerk mixes art with music in sell-out shows - Reuters | Behind the Music | Scoop.it
Kraftwerk mixes art with music in sell-out shows Reuters LONDON (Reuters) - German electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk have always aimed to combine music and art so performing at London's Tate Modern was the ideal venue for them after three years...
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This Is Your Brain On Music [Infographic]

This Is Your Brain On Music [Infographic] | Behind the Music | Scoop.it
We know music can profoundly affect us, whether you're the type who gets weepy at a classical performance or

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Andrew McCluskey's curator insight, February 6, 2013 8:41 PM

Clever use of infographic by University of Florida to promote their Master's course - nice breakdown of how we experience music...