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Entries from May 31st, 2010

Understanding Human Obsession: Music

May 31st, 2010 · No Comments · Announcements, Brain and Music Cortex, Music and the Brain

Tweet This Is Your Brain On Music: understanding a human obsession Daniel Levitin  BUY HERE NOW ISBN 978 1 84354 715 0 “With a neuroscientist’s conviction that the as-yet inexplicable is just shadows and dust and cryptic meaning, Daniel Levitin sets out to explain why collections of easily-recognisable sounds have such a profound impact on […]

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What Makes Music Sound So Sweet (or Not)

May 29th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Music and the Brain

Tweet ) — Ever since ancient times, scholars have puzzled over the reasons that some musical note combinations sound so sweet while others are just downright dreadful. The Greeks believed that simple ratios in the string lengths of musical instruments were the key, maintaining that the precise mathematical relationships endowed certain chords with a special, […]

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reBlog from weilbaby.com: Mozart’s Melodies Soothe Babies | Weil Baby Blog

May 28th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Tweet I found this fascinating quote today: Mozart’s soothing rhythm A recent post by Dr Weil, Mozart and Premature Babies caught my attention. His blog brought back the memories of my time in the NICU. In Dr Weil’s post he talks about research done in Israel at Tel Aviv University. This study was about measuring […]

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Classes begin at Healing Music Enterprises

May 23rd, 2010 · No Comments · Announcements

Tweet This afternoon begins my series of classes at Healing Music Enterprises, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY. Our first class will be “An Introduction to using Music as Medicine.” We’ll be looking at some of the history of the use of music for healing purposes and how the early Greeks used music with a wider […]

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Music Eases Stress in Heart Disease Patients

May 12th, 2010 · No Comments · music and the heart

Tweet It’s a fact that music eases stress is patients with heart disease.  Heart disease runs in my family.  My grandfather died at age 40 of a massive heart attack.  My mother has 5 by-passes almost 20 years ago, so I think about my heart a lot and do everything I can to keep it […]

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Top 5 Charities that Support Musical Education for Children

May 6th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Announcements

Music education is so important in our schools and educational institutions and yet it is often one of the first things cut when budgets are being slashed. But there is hope; here are five charitable organizations that support music education for children

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The Joy of Music in the Golden Years

May 2nd, 2010 · 1 Comment · Music and the Golden Years

Tweet My mother is an amazing woman, if I do say so myself.  Four years ago, at “almost” 80 years old, she went to live in a lovely assisted living facility.   Like many families we were not sure how much she would like it, even though she chose it herself, but to our delight and […]

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