The Music Military Gov Complex

Speaking during a magazine interview in 1971 and not long after he and his band The Rolling Stones parted ways with ‘Decca,’ the music-label/company that had launched their hit recording career, Keith Richards said, “we found out, and it wasn’t years till we did, that all the bread we made for Decca was going into … Read more

Aristotle on Music

POLITICS BOOK VIII, chap. 5-7 http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Politics_  (Aristotle) CHAPTER V With respect to music we have already spoken a little in a doubtful manner upon this subject. It will be proper to go over again more particularly what we then said, which may serve as an introduction to what any other person may choose to offer thereon; … Read more

Music-color associations are mediated by emotion

Abstract   Experimental evidence demonstrates robust cross-modal matches between music and colors that are mediated by emotional associations. US and Mexican participants chose colors that were most/least consistent with 18 selections of classical orchestral music by Bach, Mozart, and Brahms. In both cultures, faster music in the major mode produced color choices that were more … Read more

“I don’t always listen to Journey, but when I do so do the neighbors.”

Other comments from the video, about musicianship, sound quality, singer range, etc., emotion, power, joy — you know, all these guys were good on their instruments. Steve Smith.. never one lick out of place. Ross. same. Jonathan… just solid and a perfect match for the band Nothing flashy. Neil… fiery solos and aggressive playing but … Read more

Heavy Metal Music makes Killer Mice — Music, Mice & Mazes: David Merrell and His Famous Experiment – Shiller Institute

Abstract The three groups of mice were then run through a fixed maze over four weeks. As time progressed, the mice either got faster or slower. “But the interesting thing about the first year I did this project,” David said, “is that I actually had to cut it short, because the heavy metal music had … Read more

Your Brain on Music

Your Brain on Music: A Story of Song Meets Science Daniel Levitin, Author, This Is Your Brain on Music In musical conversation with Alex de Grassi, Grammy Award-nominated Fingerstyle Guitarist Ever wonder what’s going on in your brain when you tune in to your favorite radio station or hum that song stuck in your head? … Read more

World’s ugliest music – Scott Rickard

Scott Rickard has degrees in Mathematics, Computer Science, and Electrical Engineering from M.I.T. and MA and PhD degrees in Applied and Computational Mathematics from Princeton University. At University College Dublin, he founded the Complex & Adaptive Systems Laboratory, where biologists, geologists, mathematicians, computer scientists, social scientists and economists work on problems which matter to people. … Read more

Soul Resonance and Music, montalk.net

“Soul Resonance and Music” is a concept discussed on montalk.net, a website that explores various topics related to metaphysics, consciousness, and spirituality. While I cannot access specific content from the website, I can offer insights into the general idea of soul resonance and its connection to music based on common themes in metaphysical literature: 1. … Read more

Outer Streams – Metaphysics of Music

Music can be “a metaphysics based on the cooperation between what we know and what we don’t.”   6 parts 1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5AG97vlG  4w 2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crH5CXr8Q  C8 3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZHF-QkMS  HE 4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0DEcvpdQ  uM 5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BpNdFtaS  RI 6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJ7y4Lehz  hA Jazz Composer and Performer Dr. Nelson Harrison explains the metaphysics of music. Music can be “a metaphysics based on the cooperation between what we know and what we don’t.” … Read more

GAGA and the Wet Dry Wet Rig, by Dave Garfinkle

Abstract Recently I wanted to join the ranks of those who play their effects signal separately from their main signal, the benefits include a better control of the volume of the two signals as well as a huge sound stage…   Content GAGA is an excellent front end for a Wet Dry Wet rig. Here … Read more

The Long-Term Effects of Childhood Music Instruction on Intelligence and General Cognitive Abilities

Abstract This article reviews research on the effects of music instruction on general cognitive abilities. The review of more than 75 reports shows (1) the consistency in results pertaining to the short-term effects of music instruction on cognitive abilities and the lack of clear evidence on the long-term effects on intelligence; (2) the complex nature … Read more

Music and felt emotions: How systematic pitch level variations affect the experience of pleasantness and arousal

Abstract   “There was also a significant, yet smaller, negative relationship between pitch level and arousal, moderated by gender: Compared to higher pitch, lower pitch was associated with higher arousal in men only.”   Content   Music and felt emotions: How systematic pitch level variations affect the experience of pleasantness and arousal Lucas Jaquet Brigitta … Read more

Listening to Religious Music and Mental Health in Later Life

Abstract   “Findings suggest that the frequency of listening to religious music is associated with a decrease in death anxiety and increases in life satisfaction, self-esteem, and a sense of control… In addition, the frequency of listening to gospel music (a specific type of religious music) is associated with a decrease in death anxiety and … Read more

Psychophysiological reactions to music in male coronary patients and healthy controls

Abstract   “The study supports the following conclusions: (1) music-listening produces significant decreases in the blood pressure (both systolic and diastolic) and heart rate of coronary patients but has no significant effect in healthy controls; (2) music-listening reduces stress, anxiety, and depression, enhances life satisfaction, optimism and hope, and makes life more meaningful in both … Read more

Fear across the senses: brain responses to music, vocalizations and facial expressions

Abstract   “…subject-specific amygdala responses to fearful music and vocalizations were correlated, consistent with the proposal that the brain circuitry involved in the processing of musical emotions might be shared with the one that have evolved for vocalizations. Overall, our results show that processing of fear expressed through music, engages some of the same brain … Read more

Musical rhythm spectra from Bach to Joplin obey a 1/f power law

Much of our enjoyment of music comes from its balance of predictability and surprise. Musical pitch fluctuations follow a 1/f power law that precisely achieves this balance. Musical rhythms, especially those of Western classical music, are considered highly regular and predictable, and this predictability has been hypothesized to underlie rhythm’s contribution to our enjoyment of … Read more

Bodily maps of emotions

Abstract   Emotions are often felt in the body, and somatosensory feedback has been proposed to trigger conscious emotional experiences. Here we reveal maps of bodily sensations associated with different emotions using a unique topographical self-report method. In five experiments, participants (n = 701) were shown two silhouettes of bodies alongside emotional words, stories, movies, … Read more

Listening to tailor-made notched music reduces tinnitus loudness and tinnitus-related auditory cortex activity

Abstract   Maladaptive auditory cortex reorganization may contribute to the generation and maintenance of tinnitus. Because cortical organization can be modified by behavioral training, we attempted to reduce tinnitus loudness by exposing chronic tinnitus patients to self-chosen, enjoyable music, which was modified (“notched”) to contain no energy in the frequency range surrounding the individual tinnitus … Read more

The Supernatural Power of Music – Eric P. Dollard

http://youtube.com/watch?v=W_DiYxrJMzA     Eric P. Dollard is a controversial figure known for his unconventional theories in the fields of electrical engineering and physics. He has made various claims about the nature of electricity, electromagnetic phenomena, and the properties of music. However, it’s important to note that Dollard’s ideas are not widely accepted by mainstream scientists … Read more