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Creativity and the Brain: What We Can Learn From Jazz Musicians

Listening to jazz musicians improvise, how the piano player’s chords toy with the sax player’s runs and the standup bass player’s beats, it may seem like their music-making process is simply magic.  But research of jazz musicians’ brain activity as … Continue reading

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Literacy and Music in Early Childhood – Multimodal Learning and Design

This review of literature examines relevant research that supports new ways of viewing children as active  transmitters of culture in situated learning contexts, where case studies explore children’s redesign of semiotic modes of music and verbal linguistics. Some recent research … Continue reading

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3 year old Jonathan conducting Beethoven’s 5th Symphony

This is my entry number 1500, a perfect one to celebrate.

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Ornette Coleman: Music is a Verb

Read Coleman is not playing traditional Western music. These keys he talks about seem to have less to do with a prearranged system of notes, than with an emotional reaction that he wants to share and express. “I like spiritual … Continue reading

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How Musicians Communicate Emotion

Daniel J. Levitin, author of the best-selling books This Is Your Brain On Music and The World In Six Songs, is James McGill Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience at McGill University in Montreal. Levitin’s most recent study tries to explain … Continue reading

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Enaction and Music – Anticipating a New Alliance between Dynamic Instrumental Arts

The concept of enactive representation was first introduced in cognitive psychology by psychologists such as Jean Piaget and Jerome Bruner. Pasquinelli defines precisely the origins of the concept of Enactive knowledge: ‘In Bruner’s view, there are three systems or ways … Continue reading

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