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Music. Études. HARD BOP, a jazz music subgenre. Sean Trane I believe this is Yusef’s last album for the Impulse label, and he’s in a quartet formation with Lawson on piano, Wright on bass and Brooks on drums. The album features a bunch of covers of standards, which IMHO don’t exactly fit with the Impulse “New Thing” image – so allow me to take the “!” Away from this review. Opening with Road Runner (written by Yusef about life on the road), Lawson’s piano and Lateef’s sax bounce over each other to make it vibrant. The following Straighten up is a reprise of Nat Cole, and it will be joined a little later by Lester Young’s slow ballad Ghost Of A Chance and a bit later Exactly Like You (with a rare oboe).

The flipside opens on the promising Yusef-penned Golden Flute, built on a JS Bach inspiration, where the flute returns with a haunting mysterious aura. Unfortunately, while the album contains a few magic pieces, it’s rather clear that most (if not all) 60’s jazz label still didn’t know how to build an Album (yes, with a big “A”). COOL STUFF.

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Music has a powerful grip on our emotional brain. It can breathe new life into seemingly lifeless minds. But if there is indeed no music instinct, music — not just its creation, but also its consumption — must be an acquired skill. From the wonderful vintage book Music: Ways of Listening, originally published in 1982, comes this outline of the seven essential skills of perceptive listening, which author and composer Elliott Schwartz argues have been “dulled by our built-in twentieth-century habit of tuning out” and thus need to be actively developed. Develop your sensitivity to music. Donating = Loving Bringing you (ad-free) Brain Pickings takes hundreds of hours each month.

You can also become a one-time patron with a single donation in any amount: Brain Pickings has a free weekly newsletter. Share on Tumblr. Cognitive neuroscience of music. The cognitive neuroscience of music is the scientific study of brain-based mechanisms involved in the cognitive processes underlying music. These behaviours include music listening, performing, composing, reading, writing, and ancillary activities. It also is increasingly concerned with the brain basis for musical aesthetics and musical emotion. Scientists working in this field may have training in cognitive neuroscience, neurology, neuroanatomy, psychology, music theory, computer science, and other allied fields.

The cognitive neuroscience of music represents a significant branch of music psychology, and is distinguished from related fields such as cognitive musicology in its reliance on direct observations of the brain and use of such techniques as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), magnetoencephalography (MEG), electroencephalography (EEG), and positron emission tomography (PET). Neurological bases[edit] Pitch[edit] Rhythm[edit] This Is Your Brain On Music. Neurological Effects of Music on the Brain Author: Quotes taken from Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain; by Oliver Sacks Music can help recover damaged brain function by activating parts of the brain that are nearby.

Music demands focus… it is the innate organization of music which is the great bastion against chaos. There is not one musical part of the brain. In fact, there’s sort of a dozen different parts of the brain which respond to pitch, rhythm, timbre, melodic contour… Ones [brain] does not listen to music passively… one sort of decodes it as one listens. We know now that the brain is continually shaping itself, being reshaped. I think this can happen with many people that music can somehow bring back the feeling of life when nothing else can. There is a primal power of music that not only synchronizes everything in the nervous system, but also synchronizes people together. There needs to be real engagement with music, and a lot of it…. Harmony Explained: Progress Towards A Scientific Theory of Music. The Major Scale, The Standard Chord Dictionary, and The Difference of Feeling Between The Major and Minor Triads Explained from the First Principles of Physics and Computation; The Theory of Helmholtz Shown To Be Incomplete and The Theory of Terhardt and Some Others Considered Daniel Shawcross Wilkerson Begun 23 September 2006; this version 19 February 2012.

Abstract and Introduction Most music theory books are like medieval medical textbooks: they contain unjustified superstition, non-reasoning, and funny symbols glorified by Latin phrases. How does music, in particular harmony, actually work, presented as a real, scientific theory of music? In particular we derive from first principles of Physics and Computation the following three fundamental phenomena of music: the Major Scale, the Standard Chord Dictionary, and the difference in feeling between the Major and Minor Triads.

Table of Contents People push different keys on a piano; some combinations and patterns sound good; others do not. Love of musical harmony is not nature but nurture. Associate Professor Neil McLachlan from the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences said previous theories about how we appreciate music were based on the physical properties of sound, the ear itself and an innate ability to hear harmony. “Our study shows that musical harmony can be learnt and it is a matter of training the brain to hear the sounds,” Associate Professor McLachlan said. “So if you thought that the music of some exotic culture (or Jazz) sounded like the wailing of cats, it’s simply because you haven’t learnt to listen by their rules.” The researchers used 66 volunteers with a range of musical training and tested their ability to hear combinations of notes to determine if they found the combinations familiar or pleasing.

“What we found was that people needed to be familiar with sounds created by combinations of notes before they could hear the individual notes. If they couldn’t find the notes they found the sound dissonant or unpleasant,” he said. Specific Previous Experience Affects Oerception of Harmony and Meter. Adaptive Pitch: Measure your pitch perception abilities. Adaptive pitch test: Accurately measure your pitch perception abilities This adaptive pitch test will play a series of two short tones and ask you if the second tone is higher or lower than the first tone. This test measures your pitch perception abilities by adapting to your responses: The better you are, the closer and closer the stimuli will become. As you advance in the test, it may sound as if the two tones are identical. This is never the case: they will always be a different pitch, even if that difference is imperceptible.

This test was developed while working as a researcher at the Music and Neuroimaging laboratory at Beth Israel/Harvard Medical School. At the end of the test, you will be presented with population statistics on over 11,000 subjects who have anonymously submitted their scores. Keyboard shortcuts: up/down arrows to choose if the second tone is higher or lower, and the space bar replays the tones.

You will need Flash for this test. Neuroscience-based musical tests and population stats. Ear Training Online. Beatlab - make music together. Listen to the sounds of the human mind: Remixed brain scans reveal our inner music. Researchers suggest it could potentially lead to to advances useful for clinical diagnosis or biofeedback therapy By Damien Gayle Published: 17:18 GMT, 16 November 2012 | Updated: 17:32 GMT, 16 November 2012 A baby hooked up to an EEG scanner: Chinese researchers have worked out a way to turn brainwaves into music, offering new insights into our minds Scientists have combined and translated two kinds of brain waves into music, offering a unique insight into the functional activity of our minds.

Researchers used electroencephalography scans to create the pitch and duration of notes and functional magnetic resonance imaging scans to control the intensity of the music. The study, published in the open access journal PLoS ONE, reveals an improved method to reflect the physiological processes of the scale-free brain in music. Previous research published in PLoS ONE by the same group has described how EEG amplitudes and waveforms may be converted to music. In the past, researchers at the U.S. Vinyl Me, Please | Welcome to Vinyl Me, Please « MusicBrainz - The Open Music Encyclopedia. Are Those Pictures Really Mozart? Musical Instruments-Unique Unusual Odd Strange Weird Experimental Rare Wacky Musical Instruments Gallery sound clips,photos. Leonardo Da Vinci's wacky piano is heard for the first time, after 500 years.

Take a bow: The viola organista's strings are played in the same way as a cello. Photo: Tomasz Wiech/AFP A bizarre instrument combining a piano and cello has finally been played to an audience more than 500 years after it was dreamt up Leonardo da Vinci. Da Vinci, the Italian Renaissance genius who painted the Mona Lisa, invented the ‘‘viola organista’’ - which looks like a baby grand piano – but never built it, experts say. The viola organista has now come to life, thanks to a Polish concert pianist with a flair for instrument-making and the patience and passion to interpret da Vinci’s plans.

Full of steel strings and spinning wheels, Slawomir Zubrzycki’s creation is a musical and mechanical work of art. Advertisement ‘‘This instrument has the characteristics of three we know: the harpsichord, the organ and the viola da gamba,’’ Zubrzycki said as he debuted the instrument at the Academy of Music in the southern Polish city of Krakow. The flat bed of its interior is lined with golden spruce. S music services are not yet available in your country. Homemade Instrument / Winners. As our “Made of Imagination” project with MTV and Sony Xperia comes to a close I just want to make sure I say thank you to every single one of you for getting involved!

It’s kinda silly to only pick two winners but that’s how many prize packs I get to give away. I wanted to reward entrants who created something specifically for this project instead of submitting something they’d previously made, and both of these submissions went above and beyond with wonderful performance videos. Congratulations to Joel Zuercher (Los Angeles, California) and Cristian Martínez (Buenos Aires, Argentina), you have both won Sony Xperia phones as well as some Booooooom goodies!

See both submissions below: Joel Zuercher’s submission is a box with spindles and a hand crank and two guitar wires strung across the front. Cristian Martínez’s submission is a modified toy affixed with metal sponges, car antennas, and crocodiles clips. Submissions PART I + Submissions PART II. 2 | How Rock And Comedy Can Win The Internet: An Infographical Guide. When director Scott Jacobson asked comic Marc Maron to appear in a video for ironic pop singer Nick Lowe’s song "Sensitive Man,” Maron didn’t think twice about starring.

"What drew me to the video was being asked to be part of it," jokes Maron, host of the wildly popular and revelatory WTF podcast and the upcoming IFC series Maron. Maron, whose persona is that of deeply introspective if not outwardly acerbic guy, is exactly the type of misunderstood character Lowe wrote about. And as the white-haired Englishman sings earnestly into the camera in the video, Maron awkwardly works his way through a group therapy session guided by a be-turtlenecked flautist (Tim & Eric’s Tim Heidecker) and involving rainbows, role-playing, flower-sniffing with members of Wilco, and “Rollover Whispers.” "You gotta love Nick Lowe," Maron says. "Although, the Lowe song wasn’t funny per se, it was lighthearted and retro, sweet even. "Musicians are notoriously unfunny," says Maron, "especially in stage banter.

Hendrix at 70: New album offers different look | Music & nightlife. Originally published March 5, 2013 at 9:13 AM | Page modified March 5, 2013 at 3:33 PM NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Jimi Hendrix recorded everything. "People, Hell & Angels," out Tuesday, will be the last album of Hendrix's unreleased studio material, according to Eddie Kramer, the engineer who recorded most of Hendrix's music during his brief but spectacular career. "Jimi utilized the studio as a rehearal space," Kramer said. The 12 tracks on "People, Hell & Angels" were recorded in 1968-69 after the Jimi Hendrix Experience disbanded. It was a difficult period for Hendrix as his business and creative endeavors became entangled, and he retreated to the studio to seek inspiration.

"Jimi used that time in the studio to experiment, to jam, to rehearse, and using this jam-rehearsal style of recording enabled him to try different musicians of different stripes and backgrounds, because they offered a musical challenge to him," Kramer said. Hendrix died not long after making the last of these recordings. Free Stuff Like Blank Sheet Music, How to Read Sheetmusic, and mor. Ralph Towner - Sense and sensitivity. Sense and sensitivity by Anil Prasad Copyright © 2010 Anil Prasad. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution, No Derivatives license. The intimacy of the duo setting has long appealed to classical and 12-string guitar virtuoso Ralph Towner. During his expansive four-decade career, he’s released several adventurous duo albums with jazz luminaries including electric guitarist John Abercrombie, vibraphonist Gary Burton, saxophonist Jan Garbarek, and bassist Gary Peacock.

His latest release, Chiaroscuro, is a gorgeous pairing with Italian trumpeter Paolo Fresu continuing that proclivity. The exquisite, jazz-oriented disc finds Towner and Fresu exploring new and earlier Towner compositions. Towner’s pieces also take center stage on From a Dream, the first recording by MGT, his new trio with classical guitarist Slava Grigoryan and jazz guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel. 2010 found Towner hitting some significant milestones.

What made working with Fresu so appealing to you? Glen Moore (1941-) | Oregon Encyclopedia - Oregon History and Culture. As a founding member of the pioneering chamber jazz group, Oregon, Glen Moore helped redefine jazz in the late twentieth century. His love for the European symphonic tradition began as a child in Milwaukie, Oregon, where he was trained on both bass and piano. He performed around the state in his teens as a member of The Young Oregonians (which also included saxophonist Jim Pepper). Moore met guitarist, pianist, and composer Ralph Towner—a native of Bend—at the University of Oregon in 1959. After earning a bachelor’s degree in history and studying bass for a year in Copenhagen, he joined Towner in New York in 1967. They played at Woodstock (with singer Tim Hardin) and, in 1970, created the group Oregon with Paul McCandless and Colin Walcott.

By 2009, the group—which Moore has called “an improvising orchestra”—had released twenty-seven albums, including a double CD, Oregon in Moscow (2002), with the Moscow Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra. The CD received four Grammy nominations. Assad Brothers: Sergio and Odair Assad. Sérgio and Odair Assad |:. Opus 3 Artists. Brazilian-born brothers Sérgio and Odair Assad have set the benchmark for all other guitarists by creating a new standard of guitar innovation, ingenuity and expression. Their exceptional artistry and uncanny ensemble playing come from both a family rich in Brazilian musical tradition and from studies with the best guitarists in South America.

In addition to setting new performance standards, the Assads have played a major role in creating and introducing new music for two guitars. Their virtuosity has inspired a wide range of composers to write for them including Astor Piazzolla, Terry Riley, Radamés Gnattali, Marlos Nobre, Nikita Koshkin, Roland Dyens, Jorge Morel, Edino Krieger and Francisco Mignone. Now Sérgio Assad is adding to their repertoire by composing music for the duo and for various musical partners both with Symphony Orchestra and in recitals.

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