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Dementia: Active music making helps thinking and memory
A new study from Pitt seeks to identify the benefits of active participation in music versus passive participation, that is, listening to music. It is a meta-analysis of 21 previous studies involving 1,472 individuals.
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What Makes Music Universal
Music brings us together to show us how different we are.
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Opera Singers Help Covid-19 Patients Learn to Breathe Again
A six-week program developed by the English National Opera and a London hospital offers customized vocal lessons to aid coronavirus recovery.
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The rhythm of change: What a drum-beat experiment reveals about cultural evolution
Living organisms aren’t the only things that evolve over time. Cultural practices change, too, and in recent years social scientists have taken a keen interest in understanding this cultural evolution. Much research has focused on psychological factors among individuals, like
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‘It’s the screams of the damned!’ The eerie AI world of deepfake music
Artificial intelligence is being used to create new songs seemingly performed by Frank Sinatra and other dead stars. ‘Deepfakes’ are cute tricks – but they could change pop for ever
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Music vs. Covid-19: the state of play in Asia, America and Oceania
Last month, I reported on the state of live classical music performance in Western Europe – a situation that has, sadly, taken a turn for the worse since then. This month, I’ve turned the spotlight away from Europe and spoken
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High levels of engagement in lockdown music teaching
Research also shows negative impact of rules barring teachers and pupils from seeing each other during online music lessons
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Puppy Pads And Slit Masks: How COVID Changed The Look Of Music Education
COVID-era problems put pressure on teachers to work creatively, while fearing for the future
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