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Why Don’t We Appreciate Local Music, And Why We Should
When something is wedded into the fabric of everyday life, we ignore the systems that create, sustain and support it. The same cognitive dissonance is occurring with music and culture. When you hear a song that moves you, it’s about
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Encourage Children to Play
Children are natural sound creators; they love to create sounds through everything they come in contact with including their own body! Playing instruments or found objects along to a song or soundscape is a great way of experiencing and exploring
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Don’t Stop the Music: documentary-led campaign donates 7,000 instruments to schools
Sixty-three per cent of Australian schools offer no music lessons. Last year, an ABC documentary set out to change that
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How Classic Cartoons Created a Culturally Literate Generation
I recently picked up Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court for the first time. Finding the plot rather amusing, I began relaying it to my father over the weekend. Because he had never read the book, I
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Massage, music therapy help manage dementia aggression
Massage and music therapy are as affective as anti-psychotics in treating dementia symptoms such as aggression and agitation, a new analysis shows.
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From Lawn Mowers To Rock Concerts, Our ‘Deafening World’ Is Hurting Our Ears
Our ears are complicated, delicate instruments that largely evolved in far quieter times than the age we currently inhabit — an early world without rock concerts, loud restaurants, power tools and earbuds.
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Commentary: Classical streaming has arrived. How do the new services stack up?
The history of classical music is that of progress, be it advancements in harmony and form, the invention and development of instruments, or the technological innovations of recording and broadcasting.
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Let’s change the ‘girls play flute, boys bash drums’ stereotypes
In 2019, surely we are past the days in music class where boys are shunted to drums and trombone while girls are pushed toward flute and choir? Not necessarily so.
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