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Innovative Musician / Trumpet influential in pushing high note boundaries and orchestrations for the trumpet and the big band jazz and contemporary repertoire
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Readers recommend: songs about left or right

Readers recommend: songs about left or right | Maynard Ferguson | Scoop.it
Hands, feet, directions or political leanings, name your songs that dextrously play with either or both words in their lyrics
Which way? At right angles or stage left?
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21 Bebop Scale Patterns for Guitar

21 Bebop Scale Patterns for Guitar | Maynard Ferguson | Scoop.it
I was turned on to this unique way of playing the Bebop Scale by the great L.A. guitarist Jon Bremen, who in turn learned them from jazz education legend David Baker, and if you can get these scale shapes under your fingers, then the ...
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How to split the music publishing pie

How to split the music publishing pie | Maynard Ferguson | Scoop.it
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Collaborating with a producer or co-writer? How do you come up with a fair percentage split of the music publishing? Figuring it out up front is a good first step.
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Storytelling – Advertising vs Songwriting

Storytelling – Advertising vs Songwriting | Maynard Ferguson | Scoop.it

So what makes me listen to a song and afterwards want to buy it?

Is it because it is emotive.

Is it because there is some form of nostalgia within the song.

Does it make me want to sing.

Does it make me want to dance.

Is it because my friends like the band.

Am I entertained, is it fun?

I like the beat, the rhythm, the lyrics.

I like who is singing it, I like how they look, I like their personality.

Is it because, I can relate to what is being said.

I like the story it tells.

Could the same be said for Advertising? What makes me look at an ad and then make that final purchase decision?

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Music Marketing: Strategy - 7 Steps

Music Marketing: Strategy - 7 Steps | Maynard Ferguson | Scoop.it
Share On FacebookShare on Twitter C’mon over to http://www.musicbusinessinstitute.com to get your free 3-part video training series for musicians.
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Making melodies - Indian Express

Making melodies - Indian Express | Maynard Ferguson | Scoop.it
Composer-lyricist duo, Shantanu Moitra and Swanand Kirkire, on their work in PK, being rebels in the mainstream and creating soulful tunes in the age of cut-and-paste music
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The Songwriting Experiment

The Songwriting Experiment | Maynard Ferguson | Scoop.it
The Youth Programme has teamed up with sex researchers and London’s Roundhouse for The Songwriting Experiment, a project for people aged 16–19 that combines sex research with songwriting. As part of the project, young researchers will conduct their own research, which will be used to inspire the songwriting process.
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Homepage | The Musical Brain

Homepage | The Musical Brain | Maynard Ferguson | Scoop.it
Worlds in Collision: Music and the Trauma of War Friday 28th and Saturday 29th June 2013 Mansion House, London, EC4N 8BH TICKETS ON SALE NOW - BOOK ONLINE or CALL 0208 404 1327 This event will have live subtitles for deaf, deafened and hard of...

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Andrew McCluskey's curator insight, June 24, 2013 8:11 PM

A London based charity with the following aims:

Bring together the worlds of science and the arts. Advance understanding of the value of music and other art forms to the human being.

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Photoshop Tutorial: Techniques for Drafting an Animal Simply

Photoshop Tutorial: Techniques for Drafting an Animal Simply | Maynard Ferguson | Scoop.it
Techniques for Drafting an Animal Simply - currently viewing photoshop tutorials from Photoshop Lady.
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The psychology of workout music

The psychology of workout music | Maynard Ferguson | Scoop.it
Why do we like to listen to tunes when we exercise? Psychologist Tom Stafford searches for answers within our brains, not the muscles we are exercising.

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Andrew McCluskey's curator insight, June 21, 2013 1:47 PM

Really interesting theory on how music can act as a facilitator to repetitious performance - makes sense to me.  But even more interesting is the study that looks at how you can improve physical performance just by thinking about it:

 

So imagine this:

 

You're practicing a movement - either playing the piano or throwing a Javelin or rowing a boat.  If you practice that movement - i.e. - you actually physically do it - you will get better at it. 

 

But here's the kicker: If you just think about doing that movement - you will see an improvement too - up to half as much as if you actually did it!

 

That's astonishing!

 

Right now I'm actually in the Gym benching 400 pounds!!!

 

;-p

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Listening to music while driving has very little effect on driving performance, study suggests

Listening to music while driving has very little effect on driving performance, study suggests | Maynard Ferguson | Scoop.it
Most motorists enjoy listening to the radio or their favourite CD while driving. Many of them switch on the radio without thinking. But is this safe?

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Andrew McCluskey's curator insight, June 24, 2013 8:57 PM

I love this study - so will the teenagers - although to be fair they looked at drivers between the ages of 25 and 35 - but loud music or rap etc has no effect on people's driving skills.  In fact the only noticeable takeaway was that music actually aided performance when the driving got tedious.  

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Why Music Makes Our Brain Sing

Why Music Makes Our Brain Sing | Maynard Ferguson | Scoop.it
When a song triggers both anticipation and reward, it moves us like nothing else.

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Andrew McCluskey's curator insight, June 24, 2013 8:20 PM

Nicely put together article that draws you into the neuroscience rather nicely.  The whole anticipation thing definitely makes sense and feels right - I'm constantly looking for ways to play with anticipatory events when I'm writing.

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IFPI Report Shows Record Labels Invest $4.3 Billion In A&R, Marketing

IFPI  Report Shows Record Labels Invest $4.3 Billion In A&R, Marketing | Maynard Ferguson | Scoop.it
Record companies' total investment in A&R and marketing topped $4.3 billion annually and more than $20 billion over five years, according to IFPI's "Investing In Music" … more
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20 Covers Of Radiohead’s “Creep,” Rated

20 Covers Of Radiohead’s “Creep,” Rated | Maynard Ferguson | Scoop.it
In the never-ending curious case of Radiohead, you have a slew of their most iconic songs out there — beloved, covered, cited.
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48 Quick Thoughts on Songwriting

We love to build music into our transmedia franchises, so here are 48 thoughts on songwriting via Nicholas Tozier • a flaw in a song should not threaten your self-worth
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It Takes at Least $500,000 to Break a New Artist

It Takes at Least $500,000 to Break a New Artist | Maynard Ferguson | Scoop.it
  If you don’t have half-a-million dollars, then maybe you should go home.  According to a study released this morning by major label organization IFPI, breaking...
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2015 Grammy nominations announced

2015 Grammy nominations announced | Maynard Ferguson | Scoop.it
The 2015 Grammy nominations have been announced The Grammy nominations have been announced, with UK songwriter Sam Smith and US pop mega star Beyoncé each receiving multiple nominations he nominations for the 2015 Grammy’s have been announced,...
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Willie Dixon On Songwriting And The Facts Of Life

Willie Dixon On Songwriting And The Facts Of Life | Maynard Ferguson | Scoop.it
What can you say? The man has a way with words. The Chicago blues king weighs in on when to write. Continue reading →
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Are Songwriters Getting Ripped Off?: Video

Are Songwriters Getting Ripped Off?: Video | Maynard Ferguson | Scoop.it

National Music Publishers’ Association CEO David Israelite discusses the music industry and digital models for consumption. He speaks on “Market Makers.”

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A Learning Secret: Don’t Take Notes with a Laptop

A Learning Secret: Don’t Take Notes with a Laptop | Maynard Ferguson | Scoop.it
Students who used longhand remembered more and had a deeper understanding of the material

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This is very true - particularly with Year 7 and 8 students.

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, October 23, 2014 1:52 PM

This article came by way of Adriane Hunt on LinkedIn. While I understand the article and its findings, I don't think it's a complete report, because the study is only taking into account typical students, and not including special needs students with learning disabilities. I understand the point they make that handwriting versus typing using different parts of the cognitive brain, and typing tends to be more writing what a professor says verbatim for later retention (although this study says it isn't so), for people like me, even handwriting was still me trying to get as much written verbatim as possible. My cognitive brain, like many who are ADHD or have Aspeger's or similar issues, listening then condensing the thought into something smaller but tangible, then writing it down is a more complicated process than for a typical student. By the time that is all done, the instructor has moved on to the next point, or is even three or four points ahead. Typing on laptops or tablets makes it much easier to facilitate this process. 

 

Even today, I was following some keynote speeches at the IDW conference via video, and trying to tweet the information. This is something I've been working on for years, but it's the same concept, and it's not easy to do at all, especially if the slides aren't up for long to grasp what was said quickly! 

 

Perhaps a reevaluation of this study is in order, to look at the full benefit. The researchers should look at both students--abled and learning disabled, and professionals who have to take notes during meetings. 

 

I still take handwritten notes during meetings, don't get me wrong. But it's not that easy to do, and retain all the key points from the banter happening at breakneck speed. 

--techcommgeekmom

Trisha Poole's curator insight, October 23, 2014 9:52 PM

Take all advice with a hint of caution: It is possible to take effective notes using a laptop, *if* you have the digital literacy skills to understand how to do it effectively. A common problem that arises when using laptops (or other digital devices) to take notes is that people forget to summarise what they hear and try to write things verbatim. When writing notes by hand, people are more likely to summarise and collate ideas rather than write verbatim. Digital literacy skills are important in this context, and it's also important to know that some articles might not be fully informed.

Miguel Herrera E.'s curator insight, October 24, 2014 11:09 AM

Importante sugerencia

 

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Listening to music while driving has very little effect on driving performance, study suggests

Listening to music while driving has very little effect on driving performance, study suggests | Maynard Ferguson | Scoop.it
Most motorists enjoy listening to the radio or their favourite CD while driving. Many of them switch on the radio without thinking. But is this safe?

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Andrew McCluskey's curator insight, June 24, 2013 8:57 PM

I love this study - so will the teenagers - although to be fair they looked at drivers between the ages of 25 and 35 - but loud music or rap etc has no effect on people's driving skills.  In fact the only noticeable takeaway was that music actually aided performance when the driving got tedious.  

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The association of music preferences and depressive symptoms in high school students

The association of music preferences and depressive symptoms in high school students | Maynard Ferguson | Scoop.it

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Andrew McCluskey's curator insight, September 20, 2013 6:21 PM

Really interesting study out of Turkey and a decent sample size, over 1200 high school students.  They correlated music preference against childhood depression.  Kids with heavy metal music in their playlists had significantly higher depression scores than others.  However these kids also had greater problematic parent issues whereas those with alcohol issues tended to listen to dance and hip-hop.

 

Quite what it all means is where it gets dangerous - do you end up depressed and listening to heavy metal 'cos your home environment sucks?  Or do you fall under the "spell" of the metal gods and suddenly turn into a surly teenager with no respect?

 

I severely doubt the latter but you can bet that that's the spin the press will put on it if it gets hold the study.

 

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Natasha Lambie's curator insight, September 23, 2013 9:58 AM

Intersting read.

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Can classical music make you happier? Sort of.

Can classical music make you happier? Sort of. | Maynard Ferguson | Scoop.it
Does what we put in our heads impact our outlook on life? The media you consume influences how you feel, but how exactly do one’s choices influence mood?

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Andrew McCluskey's curator insight, June 21, 2013 2:00 PM

I love (well, not really) how a lot of these studies insist on using classical music - when in reality the effect can be applied to all kinds of music.    We caught this study a while back; the idea of using music to intentionally set your mood is intriguing and appears to be backed by the data - just remember - you can do this with The Stranglers as well as Stravinsky!

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Homepage | The Musical Brain

Homepage | The Musical Brain | Maynard Ferguson | Scoop.it
Worlds in Collision: Music and the Trauma of War Friday 28th and Saturday 29th June 2013 Mansion House, London, EC4N 8BH TICKETS ON SALE NOW - BOOK ONLINE or CALL 0208 404 1327 This event will have live subtitles for deaf, deafened and hard of...

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Andrew McCluskey's curator insight, June 24, 2013 8:11 PM

A London based charity with the following aims:

Bring together the worlds of science and the arts. Advance understanding of the value of music and other art forms to the human being.

Awesome!