Category Archive for "Why We Make Music"

Michael Spencer play The Swan

Today’s Why We Make Music and Why I Teach Music: Be re-inspired by young musicians over and over again. Some time ago I randomly came across a video of Michael Spener, a young Suzuki cellist who only has use of…

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TED: Playing instruments benefits your brain

Today’s Why We Make Music: Build the fastest high-speed rail for our corpus callosum!

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Musician Lauren Mayer – The Sexual Harassment Prevention Song

Today’s Why We Make Music: Creative, peaceful protest.

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Collaboration: Yo-Yo Ma & Dancer Lil’ Buck

Today’s Why We Make Music: Cultivate strength, flexibility, and fluidity. Also: why we dance!

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The Hoop Movement – Dance Parade New York 2017: Dance For Peace

Today’s Why We Make Music: Because DANCE (and circus!)

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Classical Music Mashup II

Why We Make Music: More mashups! Grant Woolard brings us another mashup! “Featuring 52 pieces by 31 composers. How many of these timeless tunes can you name?”

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AI’s attempt to write a Christmas carol = bone-chilling results

Today’s Why We Make Music: Maybe one day computers will get smart enough to grow out of being creepy, but we want humanity in our art. (Warning: article includes adult language) This AI’s attempt to write a Christmas carol is…

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Sara Bareilles imagines what Pres. Obama might think of Trump election

This American Life asked Sara Bareilles to imagine what President Obama might be thinking about with the election of Donald Trump. She wrote this song, which Leslie Odom Jr. sings. Why We Make Music: to have a civilized option for…

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FSU faculty, students connect with prison choir through power of music

Today’s Why We Make Music: It’s about “Connecting your experiences” and to “understand developmental teaching” and “to have empathy”: FSU faculty, students connect with prison choir through power of music I had the honor of singing for Dr. Bowers back…

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Ludovico Einaudi performs an original composition “Elegy for the Arctic”

Today’s Why We Make Music: Communication on behalf of our planet. Ludovico Einaudi performs an original piece “Elegy for the Arctic”, on the Arctic Ocean to call for its protection, on June 17th, 2016. Also: Some very kind person transcribed…

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