How Emotions Affect A Musician’s Creativity When Improvising

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Psychologists argue that music is far more powerful than language. This is because, in addition to its commonality across borders of culture, race, and nationality, it also has the ability to arouse out feelings and emotions. An increased interest in how the brain processes musical emotion can be attributed to the way in which it […]

Could Exposure To Training Be Making Musicians’ Brains More Symmetrical?

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We’ve already established that you can expect your brain to change in both structure and function when you engage in musical activity. This is particularly the case when you learn to play a musical instrument as it demands a high level of brain activity compared to other daily activities. For instance, when playing a piano […]

Are Musicians’ Brain Waves Really Better At Syncing With The Music?

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Scientists have found the group of people that might respond the most to music – musicians. As they spend more and more time around music, musicians’ brains increasingly become more synchronized with the rhythms. In a new study, New York University researchers isolated the rhythms in the brain that can coordinate with music. However, only […]

What Does Is It Really Mean To Be A Self-Taught Musician?

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Being a self-taught musician gives you serious bragging rights – that is not in question. However, there are a lot of misconceptions associated with being self-taught, because when most people hear that an instrumentalist is self-taught, they automatically assume the person took up an instrument and figured out how to play with no help from […]

10 Phenomenal Reasons for Parents to Enroll Kids for Music Lessons

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They say that music is food for the soul, but what they don’t tell you is that music has a number of intrinsic benefits when taught to young people. Musicians and music fans have always advocated the need for music and instruments training. And, a number of recent studies have revealed that music can actually […]

Recent Scientific Research Suggests That Bass Players Are The Main Success Factor For Bands

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Bassists are often the most overlooked instrumentalists in any musical group. In fact, there’s a chance you’ll find several members of an audience with no idea about what bassists do or why they’re even there. This doesn’t take away from the critical important that bass plays in any performance. In fact, while they may not […]

5 Tips To Improve Your Skill In Playing and Singing Simultaneously

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Most musicians will focus on just one instrument and stick to that. However, the voice being an instrument, some musicians have gone the extra mile to learn how to sing while playing another instrument, reaping significant benefits as a result. As an instrumentalist, it can be incredibly valuable to learn how to sing as it […]

4 Major Reasons Why Music Is Really Being Cut From Schools

Anxiety is a common companion for music advocates, parents, teachers, and even students at the end of every budget cycle as they wait to find out whether their favorite programs have been cut. Cutting music programs has become commonplace in many of the public schools of the developed world. They always seem to be the […]

Music Lessons – How Much Talent Do You Need To Learn Music?

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How much talent do you need to learn music? It’s a question that I have been asked hundreds of times. The idea that one needs to possess a high level of talent can have a huge impact on whether or not that person chooses to study music. This thought also influences the decision on whether […]

Music Lessons – Scientists understand why your parents were right all along

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The next time your kid becomes agitated or throws a tantrum because they want to play their favorite video game instead of participating in that family outing, try sending them to piano lessons instead of their room. Scientists have now found a direct correlation between studying music and the emotional and behavioral maturation in children. […]