Music and our brains!
There has been a lot of research lately surrounding the playing, practicing and performance of music and how it activates the brain in positive ways. You may have heard about the study wherein two guitar players played the same piece of classical music and scientists monitoring their brainwaves something astonishing, the synchronized (more about that in my next post). I feel as though somewhere inside I have always felt this, playing music most of my life, but to see it published in a scientific journal really supported what I had sensed all along. This new article goes many steps further and reaches into the highly dynamic realm of improvisation. That is music we make up right there, on the spot in real time with other players, often in front of a live audience! This program 'Jazz and Thought' shed light on what happens in the brain of a jazz musician when he or she plays a tune and what happens in the brains of an audience when they listen to it. The video is nice and long, and the quotes are quite fantastic even though they are coming from neuroscientists. (see below). It's a captivating read for anyone interested in music education for themselves or their children. Shoot a request over to our <a href="https://learnivore.com/concierge-requests?inviteCode=RYeEeR "><b>concierge service</b></a> now and we will do the search for you to discover all of the wonderful instructors near you. Happy music week! <div><br></div><div>Full Article:</div><div>http://zuckermaninstitute.columbia.edu/news/finding-beats-our-brains<br><div><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'Times New Roman', Times, Georgia, 'DejaVu Serif', serif; font-size: 19px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 27px; word-spacing: 3px;"><br></span></div><div><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'Times New Roman', Times, Georgia, 'DejaVu Serif', serif; font-size: 19px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 27px; word-spacing: 3px;">Some of the human brain’s most amazing talents — the ability to sense and interpret the outside world, to understand the passage of time or predict what will happen next — are the same talents that jazz musicians rely on to improvise.</span></div></div>