The brain is "under jazz»
When jazz musicians improvise, their brains switch off the areas responsible for self-censorship and inhibition of nerve impulses, and instead turn on the areas that open the way for self-expression.…

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

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The horror and mystery of a Russian folk
On the one hand, fortunately, gone are the days when the concept of "Russian folk music" was reduced to "Play, accordion" and the ensemble "birch". On the other hand, we…

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Kamikaze, harakiri and music

What do we know about the Japanese? Well, except that they tend to make sake, to become suicide bombers and to arrange all living things harakiri? Most likely, all the above — nothing more than stereotypes and a misconception, BUT… if you know Japanese music, horror beginning to suspect that these stereotypes are not so different from the truth…

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If music fans to scream “Japanese”, the echo almost invariably will respond – “noise”. This good in the Land of the rising sun is more than black metal in Scandinavia, and the number of individual releases, probably, can not be counted even on a quantum computer. Continue reading

Axis of blood from noise to folk
Blood Axis is a band that is unique in many ways. For most of their career, they have had exactly one Studio album at heart – absolutely nothing like their…

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Mozart effect (part 4)
A typical case occurred with a patient of the North Italian hospital. Patient E. all her 68 years of life spoke her native North Italian Veronese dialect, very different from…

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Genetic codes and music
Nigel Helyer from the University of Western Australia (Univesrity of Western Australia) and the University laboratory SymbioticA created the project GeneMusiK, which turns genetic codes into musical works and Vice…

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Fifty shades of the dark middle ages
No, to be honest, the title is a bit tricky: we will give not fifty examples, but much less, but – nevertheless. The middle ages have always attracted musicians –…

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