Category Archive for "Research"

New Study: Music lessons spur emotional and behavioral growth in children

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2015/01/07/music-lessons-spur-emotional-and-behavioral-growth-in-children-new-study-says/ Developmental scientists are catching up with Dr. Suzuki! “What we found was the more a child trained on an instrument,” said James Hudziak, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Vermont and director of the Vermont Center for…

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When Choirs Sing, Many Hearts Beat As One

Today’s Why We Make Music: For measurable unity. Researchers of the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden studied the heart rates of high school choir members as they joined their voices. Their findings, published this week in…

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Classical and metal fans: birds of a feather?

Today’s Why We Make Music: Diversity in taste, ability to appreciate beauty in complex creations, a kind heart. Full disclosure: I have a soft spot in my musical collection for progressive metal (Dream Theater is one of my all-time favorite…

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Your Very Own Unique Instrument

Pedagogical reasons aside for now, a study published in the Royal Society’s Open Science journal found that singing classes quickly bond strangers to one another above other classes observed. If you’re thinking: “But I can’t sing,” no problem: Research out of Northwestern…

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