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Creativity and the Brain: What We Can Learn From Jazz Musicians

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Engaging in creative activities, such as making music and art, helps the brain get better at solving problems. 

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How Music Can Improve Memory

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The best way to remember facts might be to set them to music.
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School Bands Should Not Be Entertainment Adjunct For Sports : NPR

School Bands Should Not Be Entertainment Adjunct For Sports : NPR | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
For commentator Frank Deford, it seems unfair that students who pursue other extracurricular talents — like music — should be placed in a subsidiary position to their classmates who happen to play sports.
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More on the school district in Pennsylvania that has now eliminated the requirement that band students be on the football team's marching band:  http://www.unionvilletimes.com/?p=12499

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Dizzy Gillespie Runs for US President, 1964. Promises to Make Miles Davis Head of the CIA

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This one's for all you music teachers out there who are sick to death of the links I've been sharing with resources related to the coming elections.  I think some history teachers might enjoy it, too.

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How EdTech Is Now Being Used In Music Classrooms - Edudemic

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A middle and high school band/music teacher from Texas shares how he uses technology to facilitate learning in his classroom. Includes a wish list that I'm sure my music peeps will want to take note of!

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Duke Ellington’s Symphony in Black, Starring a 19-Year-old Billie Holiday

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In September of 1935 Paramount Pictures released a nine-minute movie remarkable in several ways. Symphony in Black: A Rhapsody of Negro Life is one of the earliest cinematic explorations of African-American culture for a mass audience.
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It feels like it's been a long while since I've posted anything for the music teachers out there--and my favorite blog, Open Culture, posted this yesterday, so here's one for you. History and English teachers might find something to like here, too, especially if you're interested in resources for teaching about the Harlem Renaissance.

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Music teachers now eligible for new Grammy honor

Beginning next year, music teachers of students from Kindergarten through college will be eligible for a Music Educator Grammy award.

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David Byrne's Journal: 09.14.2012: Enhanced and Disenchanted

David Byrne writes about the limitations of eBooks--he had hoped to create an enhanced version of his book, "How Music Works," that would include "musical snippets."

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