Practical Apps for Learning to Play and Make Beautiful Music

by Stephanie Haywood Making music has various health benefits, from reducing stress and depression to improving memory and reading skills. If you are thinking of picking up a musical instrument, you are taking a smart step towards improved wellbeing. If you have kids who want to play an instrument, they can also benefit; studies have … Read more

Bionic Arm Taps New Part of Brain for Smooth Moves

Mind-controlled prosthetic limbs have been a reality for a few years, but researchers have not found ways to give the people who use them the same, smooth motor control that people have over their natural limbs. Now, a team of researchers says the members have solved part of the problem of smooth motor control by … Read more

What makes music sound ‘good’?

Random paint splashed on a canvas is much less appalling than random notes plunked down on a piano. Research, from Dr. Dmitri Tymoczko. youtube presentation on the geometry of music: “Random paint splashed on a canvas is much less appalling than random notes plunked down on a piano.” http://dmitri.tymoczko.com/publications.html