Tag : research

Acoustics of the Flute: How Tone Is Produced

Flute acoustics are complicated. Until recently, scientists did not have a good understanding of flute acoustics and how a flute makes a sound. We can easily classify the sound production

So many articles, so little time!

With so many articles about music circulating on the web, it’s difficult to know where to begin. There’s been an explosion of interest about the effects of music on the

Brains On Music: Premies and Flutes premature baby

A recent study shows that music is beneficial to the brains of premature babies. I was fascinated to read this article from the University of Geneva dated June 1, 2019:

Saving for Later

Stick a pin in it – Saving these websites for later. I keep a running list of articles, websites, leads that I want to investigate further. Here are some of the

Music Education Brain Research

Music Education and Brain Research Music education in the public schools has been under attack for decades.  Although parents and teachers have advocated for more and better music programs, having

Musical Neurons

Musical Neurons A recent study at MIT shows that there may be specialized neurons in the brain for processing music. These “musical neurons” are different than similar ones used to

The Musician’s Brain

The Musician’s Brain Science is confirming the “Mozart Effect” through new advances in brain imaging. When I was a music student (not so very long ago!) nobody knew much about the effect

Temptation Bundling in the Practice Room

What is “temptation bundling” and how can we use it in the practice room? Temptation bundling is when we take something that we’re not excited about doing and pair it

MusicParentsGuide.Com by Mazzocchi

The Music Parents’ Guide Blog, written by Anthony (Tony) Mazzocchi, is an excellent resource. Check out MusicParentsGuide.com for interesting articles about how important music education is in the life and learning

Essential For Being Human

Music is essential for being human. Scientists are learning a lot about how music effects the brain, how it changes our cognition (see blog posts Better Brains and Brain Imaging). But