Chinese musical instrument
For some reason, Chinese music, even popular, eludes the European listener. People are frightened by strange symbols instead of the usual Latin or Cyrillic, a strange incomprehensible language and a…

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We see sound (part 2)
3. Implementation of the theory in poetic texts If there are matches of speech sounds to certain colors, even in the subconscious, then they must appear somewhere, the sound color…

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Why music heals?
Almost everything that happens in nature is connected with the world of sounds. At least in the wild. We can consider it proved that music influences us, plants and animals.…

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Mozart effect (part 2)

To test their assumptions Rauscher put a special experiment on rats, which is obviously not an emotional reaction to the music. A group of 30 rats was placed in a room where Mozart’s Sonata in C major sounded for more than two months for 12 hours in a row.

It turned out that after that the rats ran the maze on average 27 percent faster and with 37 percent fewer errors than the other 80 rats that developed among random noise or in silence. According to Rausher, this experiment confirms the neurological rather than emotional nature of the Mozart effect. Continue reading

What is the secret of the mesmerizing power of music

Music is all around us. At the sound of a powerful orchestral crescendo, tears come to my eyes and goosebumps run down my back. The musical accompaniment enhances the artistic expressiveness of films and performances. Rock musicians make us jump to our feet and dance, and parents lullabies quiet kids songs.

The love for music has deep roots: people compose and listen to her since the very beginning of the culture. More than 30 thousand years ago our ancestors already played stone flutes and bone harps. It seems that this hobby has an innate nature. Babies turn to the source of pleasant sounds (consonances) and turn away from unpleasant (dissonances). And when we experience awe at the final sounds of the Symphony, the same pleasure centers are activated in the brain as during a delicious meal, sex or taking drugs. Continue reading

Auditory therapy of A. Tomatis (part 4)

Why Mozart?
But why Mozart? Why not Bach, Beethoven, the Beatles? Mozart did not create the stunning effects that Bach’s mathematical genius was capable of. His music does not stir up waves of emotions like Beethoven’s works. She relaxes the body like the folk melodies and brings him to the movement under the influence of music “stars” of the rock. So what’s the matter then? Perhaps, in is, that Mozart remains and mysterious, and accessible. His intelligence, charm and simplicity make us wiser. Continue reading

In healthy skin - healthy hearing (part 2)
Why is it necessary? All sounds stimulate the delicate bones located in the middle ear. Sometimes, when the eardrum is damaged, the bones of the middle ear can be stimulated…

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Auditory therapy of A. Tomatis (part 1)
About 40 years ago, the French otolaryngologist Alfred Tomatis made some amazing discoveries that gave impetus to the development of the method of Tomatis. This method has different names: "auditory…

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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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We see sound (part 2)
3. Implementation of the theory in poetic texts If there are matches of speech sounds to certain colors, even in the subconscious, then they must appear somewhere, the sound color…

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