Music also can have a calming effect. Certain songs can distract us while also decreasing our levels of stress hormones.
“the remaining three Beatles had other plans. Starr was often overcome with nerves when it came time to record his vocals, so his companions decided to reveal their agenda with little warning in hopes of sparing him the anticipatory anguish..”
Musical training doesn’t just improve your ear for music — it helps your ear for speech. That’s the takeaway from an unusual new study published in The Journal of Neuroscience. Researchers found that kids who took music lessons for two years didn’t just get better at playing the trombone or violin; they found that […]
Dr Barry Bittman, a neurologist, and CEO of the Yamaha and Wellness Institute in Pensylvania, believes one of the great potential benefits of employing drums in therapy is that they are so easy use.
For the past five summers, former Sonic Youth singer-guitarist Thurston Moore has taught a writing workshop at Boulder, Colorado’s Naropa University. The school is fully accredited, but it notably teaches Buddhist principles along with its academics, and one is the idea of mental awareness or, in Buddhist terms, consciousness.
“I hadn’t even heard the third verse,” he says. “And I was in there almost every day. With Kendrick, nothing is done until it’s done. He waits until the last minute when the album has to be turned in.”
“I woke up still not dead again today,” Willie Nelson sings on his new album, “the internet said I had passed away.” Addressing recent rumors of declining health, Nelson plays the idea for laughs, but it’s no joke.
This article outlines various type of drum-based experiences: Drum Play, Traditional Drumming, Guided Interactive Drumming, Drum Circle, Musical Improvisation, Clinical Improvisation, and Technique-Oriented Play.
The audio/video album, culled from Kraftwerk’s concerts at contemporary art museums, will be available May 26th in a variety of formats.
Ray Davies discusses his new ‘Americana’ LP, the Kinks’ Sixties “adrenaline period” and why starting a band with your brother is a bad idea.