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Why taking up an instrument has struck a chord for so many
Growing up in foster homes, Jaz Ampaw-Farr says learning a musical instrument seemed out of reach for someone from her background.
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The Brain Is a Prediction Machine, and Music Reveals How It Works
Life is not only lived forwards – it is also experienced a little ahead of time, and now there is empirical evidence for the claim. AIAS Fellow Niels Chr. Hansen and collaborators have used music to understand the brain’s expectation
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How a team of musicologists and computer scientists completed Beethoven’s unfinished 10th Symphony
When Ludwig von Beethoven died, all he left behind were some sketches for his 10th Symphony. Now, thanks to the help of artificial intelligence, the composer’s vision is coming to life. We’ve got the story and an excerpt.
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Maestro of more than music
Look beneath the surface of Bach’s music and you will find a fascinating hidden world of numerology and cunning craft
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Why Beethoven wasn’t the original punk rocker of classical music
Last summer, the meme “Beethoven was Black” was trending online, a trope that drew the iconic composer into a 21st century discussion about race and social justice. But there is another curious classical music trope in circulation, one that is
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Music masterpiece ‘Clair de Lune’ beamed to space station in NFT 1st
The digital file made a complete orbit of Earth before coming down again.
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That way madness lies: why the obsession about diagnosing Robert Schumann?
The Romantic composer died in an asylum in 1856, since when musicians, doctors – and even the Nazis – have sought to name the illness that brought his early death. It tells us as much as about the story of
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How Music Strengthens the Brain
Music soothes, energizes and inspires. It also fortifies pathways in your brain that neurologists say can lead to a better understanding of cognition and dementia.
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