Music as a state of mind
We all love to listen to music: someone more, someone less. But were they thinking about what it really was, outside of the headphones and speakers? How does it affect…

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Extraordinary musical abilities
The presence of musical memory, musical ear, possession of a sense of rhythm, emotional susceptibility to music are called musical abilities. Almost all people to one degree or another have…

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Music in the head
Before modern neuroimaging techniques were developed, researchers studied the musical abilities of the brain, observing patients (including famous composers) with various disruptions in their activity due to injury or stroke.…

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Music in the head

Before modern neuroimaging techniques were developed, researchers studied the musical abilities of the brain, observing patients (including famous composers) with various disruptions in their activity due to injury or stroke. So, in 1933, the French composer Maurice Ravel developed symptoms of local brain degeneration – a disease accompanied by atrophy of certain sections of brain tissue. The composer’s mental abilities did not suffer: he remembered his old works and played scales well. But he could not compose music. Speaking about his alleged opera “Joan of Arc”, Ravel confessed: “The opera is in my head, I hear it, but I will never write it. It’s all over. I am no longer able to compose music.” He died four years after an unsuccessful neurosurgical operation. Continue reading

What is the secret of the fascinating power of music?

Music surrounds us everywhere. At the sound of a powerful orchestral crescendo, tears come to my eyes and goosebumps run down my back. The musical accompaniment enhances the artistic expressiveness of films and performances. Rock musicians make us jump on our feet and dance, while parents lull the kids with quiet lullabies.

The love of music has deep roots: people have been composing and listening to it since culture originated. More than 30 thousand years ago, our ancestors already played stone flutes and bone harps. It seems that this hobby has a congenital nature. Infants turn to the source of pleasant sounds (consonances) and turn away from unpleasant (dissonances). And when we are in awe of the final sounds of a symphony, the same pleasure centers are activated in the brain as during a tasty meal, having sex or taking drugs. Continue reading

Tremendous frequency power

Hard rock sucks energy not only from a person, but also, for example, from geraniums. Ever since Luther Burbank, it has been known that music and sounds can influence vegetation.

Perhaps the ancients knew this too, because they sang while they were working in the field and used rhythmic dances to rest from the works. But we really only got to know about it after Dan Carlson from Blaine, Minnesota, did the basic research in his life.

After years of hard work, Carlson found out that the sounds that power the plants have the same frequency as the sounds that, according to Tomatis, awaken people. Continue reading

How to make your voice beautiful: simple tips
The voice is also of no small importance in life, as is the appearance of a person. According to statistics, it is with the human voice that most of the…

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Musically gifted brain
Just as short-term learning increases the number of neurons that respond to sound, prolonged learning enhances the response of nerve cells and even causes physical changes in the brain. The…

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The history of the Gregorian chant: the recitative of the prayer will be echoed by the choral
Gregorian chorales, Gregorian chants ... Most of us automatically associate these words with the Middle Ages (and rightly so). But the roots of this liturgical chant go back to the…

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What is the secret of the fascinating power of music?
Music surrounds us everywhere. At the sound of a powerful orchestral crescendo, tears come to my eyes and goosebumps run down my back. The musical accompaniment enhances the artistic expressiveness…

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