"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."
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.
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.
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.
Music can soothe the savage breast much better if played by musicians rather than clever computers, according to a new study.
Pei Pei's insight:
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.
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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