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The easy guide to music theory: learn to play keyboard solos using the pentatonic scale
You could be an African tribesman or a New York stockbroker, a virtuoso musician or a tone-deaf layperson; yet whichever part of the planet you’re from, and regardless of your musical background, there’s a recurring scale that appears in so
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More music needed in classrooms after 20-year decline
Albert Einstein might have said imagination is more powerful than knowledge, but if the school curriculum is anything to go by, knowledge takes precedence when it comes to Australian teaching.
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Human brains have evolved to ‘prefer’ music and speech
What makes humans so different from other primates? Though our brains are similar, it seems that they react differently to various stimuli. New evidence suggests that human brains “listen” for musical pitch, a preference that scientists have not detected in
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10 ways the 2010s changed classical music forever
In a decade of change in music, we’ve selected 10 moments that reflect the altering course of classical music history.
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Phase transitions: The math behind the music
Next time you listen to a favorite tune or wonder at the beauty of a natural sound, you might also end up pondering the math behind the music.
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Music helps to develop the neural networks of premature infants
In Switzerland, as in most industrialized countries, nearly 1% of children are born “very prematurely”, i.e. before the 32nd week of pregnancy, which represents about 800 children yearly. While advances in neonatal medicine now give them a good chance of
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Feeling stressed? Join a choir, says top psychiatrist
One of the UK’s leading psychiatrists has said that students who are feeling stressed should try joining a choir.
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Love of instrumental music is linked to intelligence, researchers say
From deejays to Debussy, it’s all brain food.
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