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Media > Music of the Spheres; Big Data Meets Big Sound
December 5th, 2018

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Most of us learn by using our eyes. Whether it’s reading or poring over formulas, graphs and charts, it’s a mostly visual experience. Now, professors at Virginia Tech are exploring a new way to add another dimension to teaching and [...] more >>

Media > Music Therapy Offers an End-of-Life Grace Note
November 16th, 2018

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At 90, Beverly Herzog is writing songs for the first time.

Media > The part of my dad that dementia can’t take
October 31st, 2018

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Even as her father’s dementia makes communication difficult, he adores singing. Our reporter learns he isn’t alone – and research has found music may be key to understanding the brain.

Media > How To Make It In The Music Business Today: Improvisation All The Way
October 24th, 2018

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Being a professional musician takes practice—lots of practice. But those looking to make a steady living as a musician have to pay much more attention to the networking and management aspects of their careers than they used to.

Media > ‘The status quo will be obliterated!’ – the inventors making their own musical instruments
October 12th, 2018

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Hundreds of people are beavering away, hoping to create their own game-changing instrument – but most won’t sell a single one. Will any change the future of music?

Media > Earplugs Essential for Orchestral Musicians, Study Finds
October 10th, 2018

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New research suggests physical measures and sound screens do little to protect musicians’ hearing.

Media > When Did We Start Cheering For Music Encores?
October 5th, 2018

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When you’re at a concert, classical or otherwise, you might feel that an encore is a given — even if the music was OK at best. When the musician or conductor leaves the podium, you’ll start to bang your palms [...] more >>

Media > The last thing you’ll ever hear: what is the world’s best deathbed music?
October 3rd, 2018

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The makers of a new show about the perfect musical farewell turned up a lot of names, from Celine Dion to U2 to Susan Boyle. But there was one clear favourite: the light-filled music of Estonia’s Arvo Pärt