Hugo Chávez, Alí Primera, and the politics of popular music in Venezuela

In February 1992, a Venezuelan colonel called Hugo Chávez, together with other officers from a movement that had formed within the military, led an unsuccessful coup attempt against the country’s deeply unpopular government. Two years later, on the day he [...] more >>

October 20th, 2017 | Tags: ,
3 Reasons Why Brain Research Should Guide Arts Scheduling in Schools

There have been more studies of the brain completed in the past twenty years than perhaps the past 200 years combined. We all have more access to knowledge about how humans learn that we have ever had before. These brain [...] more >>

October 18th, 2017 | Tags: ,
Was The First Song A Lullaby?

Two Harvard University researchers put forward an intriguing hypothesis.

October 13th, 2017 | Tags:
The Neuroscience Of Music, Behavior, And Staying Sane In The Age Of Twitter

Neuroscientist and author of This Is Your Brain On Music Daniel Levitin talks about information overload.

October 11th, 2017 | Tags: ,
Listening to music can improve unconscious attitudes towards other cultures

Listening to five minutes of West African or Indian pop music can give the listener more positive attitudes towards those cultures, research from the Universities of Oxford and Exeter has found.

October 6th, 2017 | Tags:
The Secret Of Removing The Song Stuck In Your Head

You’re minding your own business, doing what you normally do as you get ready for work. While you’re in the car, you hear a song that catches your ear, and the next thing you know a line or two from [...] more >>

October 4th, 2017 | Tags:
The Surprising Reason We Need Sad Music

Cameron Boucher writes songs for himself, his experiences, his discomforts, his emotions. The lyrics he pens for his band Sorority Noise are vivid in recounting what it means to be alive in his mind, in his body, in his way [...] more >>

September 29th, 2017 | Tags:
What Is the Suzuki Violin Method?

Teaching tiny people to play music.

September 27th, 2017 | Tags: