That's music to my ear is a common phrase used to express a person's emotional response to how a particular tune can make them feel. Some people listen to music all the time. Some study the art of playing an instrument. It's therapeutic; it's enriching; it's a way of creating moods in any environmental setting. If you are interested in music for more than the pure enjoyment people get out of listening to it, then learning about music theory is an ideal mode for you.
What songs get you moving? For cognitive scientists, researchers and now music streaming apps, the answer is in your brain.
Spotify announced last week that it would offer workout playlists comprised of songs that automatically match a runner’s tempo, marking the latest step forward in our understanding of the relationship between music and physical activity.
Studies shows Canadians who learned an instrument as a child reported higher levels of education; more than 2/3 believe it's just as important as sports or learning a second language.
So many parents do not understand the extended value of learning music. There’s far more to this than investing in an instrument, scheduling lessons, driving to-and-from rehearsals, and/or attending concerts. The discipline of music making is transferable to every learning situation in and outside the academic community.
Check out this fascinating web app by Music Machinery that lets you explore the world of music styles. You can pan and zoom through the music space just like you can with Google maps. When you see an interesting style of music you can click on it to hear some samples of music of that style. Comment your favourite music styles below.
Performing live is a fun and important part of any child’s music education, and the skills learned and experience gained in taking instrument lessons, having singing lessons or joining our Glee Club or Combo Program, will affect and improve many of your child’s abilities in many areas of their life. Here are a list of 5 benefits.
Performing live serves as great motivation and offers an opportunity to demonstrate musical progress. This gives students a chance to apply what they have learned in a public performance environment. Competitions and performances also help to build the students' self-conﬁdence and increase self-esteem.