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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).

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. The Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics, by David Dodd "I can't figure out if it's the end or beginning..." Dedicated to the memory of Jerry Garcia. Project begun: January, 1995. The Annotated "Franklin's Tower" "If you get confused, listen to the music play" An installment in The Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics. By David Dodd Research Associate, Music Dept., University of California, Santa Cruz Copyright notice "Franklin's Tower" Words by Robert Hunter; music by Jerry Garcia Copyright Ice Nine Publishing; used by permission

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. 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.

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. 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.

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. Kindred Spirits Jairamji :: Kindred Spirits There should be a warning on the album cover "Do not operate heavy machinery or drive an automobile while listening to this CD." The very first sound is a splash, and believe me it's your consciousness taking a dive into the deep end. Education Musicale - Académie de Paris - Accueil 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