We all know that listening to music can soothe emotional pain, but Taylor Swift, Jay-Z and Alicia Keys can also ease physical pain, according to a study of children and teenagers who had major surgery.
Another day, another study undercutting the myth surrounding the 18th-century Italian violin maker Antonio Stradivari.
If your local symphony or non-profit theater are selling enough tickets to stay afloat, thank a music teacher.
Q+A with Professor Bob Duke on how studying the brains of musicians can teach us more about how we learn.
Popular ideas, such as the “Mozart effect” – the idea that listening to classical music improves intelligence – has encouraged the belief that “music makes you smarter”.
It may feel as if many of our mental abilities decline with age, but here’s one that sticks – our ability to sense when music sounds wrong.
A Hungarian film titled “Sing” recently won the Oscar for best short film. “Sing” tells the story of young Zsófi, who joins a renowned children’s choir at her elementary school where “everyone is welcome.”
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