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What is Lost When Musical Tastes Change?
Have you ever heard the music of Ferdinand Ries, Beethoven’s secretary, student, and a composer of the early nineteenth century? I confess that I had not heard of him until a few weeks ago, even though he wrote some wonderful
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Why you need to embed music into every lesson
Involvement in music fosters important life skills – but too often, it’s relegated to the bottom of the list, say these teachers
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Musical Ear Syndrome: When The Brain Creates Music From Nothing
Hearing phantom music may seem more like a gift than a disorder, but there is a clinical name for it: Musical Ear Syndrome.
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Recorder set to be eclipsed by soaring popularity of ukulele in school music classes
A survey of music teachers teaching whole class ensembles found that 15 per cent used the ukulele in 2020 – a fifteen-fold increase from the 1 per cent recorded in 2014
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What Happened to One of Classical Music’s Most Popular Pieces?
César Franck’s only symphony was a pillar of the repertory for decades. But it’s now a rarity.
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How music can help kids learn literacy skills
From hearing lullabies to the sing-song lilt of a parent’s voice, babies form strong connections with their caregivers through sound and song. Think about the way we instinctively bounce or rock fussy babies.
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N.B. Youth Orchestra posts masterful clapback to car ad that rubbed them the wrong way
Infiniti commercial depicts parent drowning out sound of daughter’s youth orchestra from inside SUV
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‘He touched a nerve’: how the first piece of AI music was born in 1956
Long before Auto-Tune and deepfake compositions, university professor Lejaren Hiller premiered a concert recital composed by a computer and became an overnight celebrity
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