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How to Listen to Music: A Vintage Guide to the 7 Essential Skills by Maria Popova “Respond esthetically to all sounds, from the hum of the refrigerator motor or the paddling of oars on a lake, to the tones of a cello or muted trumpet.” Music has a powerful grip on our emotional brain. It can breathe new life into seemingly lifeless minds.

Smithsonian Digitizes & Lets You Download 40,000 Works of Asian and American Art Art lovers who visit my hometown of Washington, DC have an almost embarrassing wealth of opportunities to view art collections classical, Baroque, Renaissance, modern, postmodern, and otherwise through the Smithsonian’s network of museums. From the East and West Wings of the National Gallery, to the Hirshhorn, with its wondrous sculpture garden, to the American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery—I’ll admit, it can be a little overwhelming, and far too much to take in during a weekend jaunt, especially if you’ve got restless family in tow. (One can’t, after all, miss the Natural History or Air and Space Museums… or, you know… those monuments.)

Music to Write By by Indra Sena If you are struggling with writer's block, looking for inspiration while crafting, or having trouble getting started when you sit down to write, music just might be the perfect muse. Music can relax or invigorate you. The lyrics often refer to timeless themes, much the way writing does.

Otomata 16 Jul 2011 Click on the grid below to add cells, click on cells to change their direction, and press play to listen to your music. Update: Click here to get Otomata for your iPhone / iPod / iPad! 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.

Prospector Gadget Creating Duncanville’s Olden Year Musical Museum. One Tuesday morning last fall, ninety-year-old lumber magnate Homer DeFord waited in a cramped, dim room in Duncanville for his associate, Rick Wilkins, to arrive with a package. Decades ago, the room had been his office. Best Songs to Write to - 10 Best Songs to Work to I've received a lot of e-mails asking me how I write. The simple answer is, I write late at night, with my headphones on, listening to music. These are some songs I really like, especially for writing. They frequently find a place on my midnight playlist. List of synthpop artists This is a list of synthpop (also known as electropop or technopop) artists listed by the first letter in their name (not including articles such as "a", "an", or "the"). Individuals are listed by last name. A[edit] B[edit] C[edit] D[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. Flight of the Conchords: Aimless, and That’s O.K. “Working at our own pace is not one of our strengths,” he said. “Louis C.K. goes off and makes something. We wouldn’t get ’round to it.” This summer they have been trying out tunes about partying as tepid, timid grown-ups; a duet that imagines Mr. Clement and Mr. McKenzie as a dysfunctional father and son; and a country-western ballad about a mean-tempered hombre who meets his doppelgänger.

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