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Music Is Just as Powerful at Improving Mental Health as Exercise, Review Suggests
The next time you’re not able to get out to the gym, maybe spin some records instead: new research suggests the positive impact on mental health from singing, playing, or listening to music is around the same impact experienced with
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Why We Listen to Music With Lyrics We Don’t Understand
A musicologist and music therapist-in-training explain why the language of song lyrics doesn’t always matter.
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Hitting the high notes: the lessons of all singing from the same sheet
Singing in harmony with others is a joyful thing, even in difficult times
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Music can help lift our kids out of the literacy rut, but schools in some states are still missing out
The 2005 National Review of School Music Education found many Australian students missed out on music education, with massive disparities between states. In 2020, our research for the Tony Foundation found the same issues, despite the fact that the Australian
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Meet the Organetto, the Original Laptop
Attend a few organ recitals in a church or concert hall and you’ll know that the instruments can vary widely in size — from behemoths with several thousand pipes to moveable, chamber models with just a handful of stops.
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I feel the music in my bones: A new study shows how sound can rebuild bones
Scientists hope that, by more easily using stem cells to regenerate bone tissue, they can help patients in new ways
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Unfinished? Don’t start!
A new project to restore Beethoven’s incomplete symphony borders on pathological necromancy
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Music offers many benefits to dogs and cats
Music isn’t just for us! Research shows that certain melodies can have a profoundly calming effect on our animal companions.
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