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Music conveys meaning in many ways. I have a forthcoming book on Music in learning and write here: www.julianstodd.wordpress.com
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Understanding the animal mind... through music

Understanding the animal mind... through music | Music in Learning | Scoop.it
Do animals respond to music? And, if so, what could it tell us about their personalities?
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An unusual investigation of how animals perceive music...

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Thirteen space music firsts

Thirteen space music firsts | Music in Learning | Scoop.it
Counting down the soundtrack to the history of human space exploration.
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The desire to create music, to share in the experience of performing and listening, is deep within us. Neat article from the BBC on 'space music firsts'

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What makes the Strad so special?

What makes the Strad so special? | Music in Learning | Scoop.it
As a Stradivarius violin is sold in an online auction for a record £9.8m, what is it about the famous brand that brings musicians to their knees?
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Individual instruments have their own tone of voice, express themselves differently. This article nicely touches upon how people learn the nuances of their own instruments and find the best voice with them

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BBC shows off 'script-changing' radio

BBC shows off 'script-changing' radio | Music in Learning | Scoop.it
A radio that has the ability to alter scripts and other content depending on its location and other factors is being developed by the BBC.
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Adaptive, geolocated audio for plays? Fascinating idea, looking forward to hearing more about this...

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New music 'rewarding for the brain'

New music 'rewarding for the brain' | Music in Learning | Scoop.it
MRI scans reveal that listening to new music is rewarding for the brain.
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Music connects with us in ways that the written word to not: we can benefit from a better understanding of how music raises emotions, generates meaning [http://julianstodd.wordpress.com/2013/02/19/music-in-learning-sharing-extracts-from-the-new-book/]

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Finding the perfect musical wood

Finding the perfect musical wood | Music in Learning | Scoop.it
Crafting musical instruments from Switzerland's Risoud Forest
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Great article exploring the search for the perfect wood. Music is made with instruments, with voices, collaboratively. The process of crafting instruments is part of the creative process.

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