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Training in Musical Improvisation May Teach Your Brain to Think Differently
Training in Musical Improvisation May Teach Your Brain to Think Differently

John Coltrane and Jerry Garcia became improvising legends for their ability to mix musical elements on the fly. How the brain accomplishes such feats of creativity under pressure remains a mystery, though practice is increasingly thought to play a pivotal role.

Now, in a new study in the journal Ps...

Researchers use the “science of sway” to examine how musicians communicate non-verbally during performance
Researchers use the “science of sway” to examine how musicians communicate non-verbally during performance

A team of researchers from McMaster University has discovered a new technique to examine how musicians intuitively coordinate with one another during a performance, silently predicting how each will express the music.

The findings, published today in the journal Scientific Reports, provide new insi...

Listen to things you love and hate

Listen analytically and emotionally to different styles of music and try to identify what you like and what you dislike about the production, song structure, and performance. It can help you better understand music styles and techniques. 

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Put limits on yourself!

Put limits on yourself! Limiting your tools and instruments while composing, or producing surprisingly enough, can help fuel your creativity. It is easy to get distracted or overwhelmed with all the fantastic sounds and tools available in a studio today.

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How music lessons can improve language skills
How music lessons can improve language skills

Many studies have shown that musical training can enhance language skills. However, it was unknown whether music lessons improve general cognitive ability, leading to better language proficiency, or if the effect of music is more specific to language processing.

A new study from MIT has found that ...