Psychology of Music

Libby from the University of Florida sent me a link to the above infographic. Be sure to click it or click here to see the entire thing. Yes it’s an advert for their school but it’s true and music in education is very important.

“I wanted to shoot over an infographic regarding the psychology of music- how it effects the mind. I saw your blog and thought it might be of interest. Check it out!” – Libby Mead

For more info: musiceducation.arts.ufl.edu/psychology_of_music

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School System

Get taught and learn but always teach yourself.

“Mechanically and specifically breed out any hint of creative thought.” – Zappa

For more info: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lateralization_of_brain_function

photo credit: Eric James Sarmiento

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Sir Ken Robinson motivational speaker on music.

Every week I listen to Sonic State’s great pro-audio podcast Sonic TALK. I highly recommend it. This week they took off and in their place played a talk by Sir Ken Robinson. You really owe it to yourself to listen to this. I guarantee your going to like it a lot. He touches on divergent thinking, the singularity and why music is so important for our society and why it must be taught in schools.

As discussed in Sonic TALK 089, while I’m away we’re going to play the lecture recorded at the recent London International Music Show by Sir Ken Robinson. His main areas of focus are creativity and divergent thinking – which has a real bearing on how people use their intelligence. He’s a strong advocate of nurturing the maverick mind rather than suppressing – which is how he feels most education systems and corporate environments work. – Nick, www.sonicstate.com

Sonic TALK -Sir Ken Robinson At LIMS: click here

photo credit: eschipul

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