Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Is Classical Music Elitist?

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Is Classical Music Elitist?Continued from Is Classical Music Elitist? A few days ago, I posted part of a discussion that appeared on the website of The Guardian, a British newspaper. Read More …

Is Classical Music Elitist?

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Is Classical Music Elitist?

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Is Classical Music Elitist?The city of Dallas owns a radio station, WRR, which is one of the few in the United States that plays classical music around the clock (although Read More …

What Type of Music Reduces Stress?

From a study by Labbé E, Schmidt N, Babin J, and Pharr M: Listening to classical and self-selected relaxing music after exposure to a stressor should result in significant reductions in anxiety, anger, and sympathetic nervous system arousal, and increased Read More …

Musicians have Superior Auditory Discrimination

From a study by Brattico, Elvira, Pallesen, Karen Johanne, Varyagina, Olga, Bailey, Christopher, Anourova, Irina, Järvenpää, Miika, Eerola, Tuomas, and Tervaniemi, Mari: At the level of the auditory cortex, musicians discriminate pitch changes more accurately than nonmusicians. However, it is Read More …

Music helps Premature Infants to Develop Faster

From the Mission Regional Medical Center website: Medical research indicates premature infants grow faster and begin normal feeding patterns sooner when they are exposed to soft music. The reasons for this are still unclear, Ilizarov said. One theory is that Read More …

Music Helps Premature Infants with Stress, Weight, and Feeding

From a study by Caine J: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of music on selected stress behaviors, weight, caloric and formula intake, and length of hospital stay. Subjects were 52 preterm and low birth weight Read More …

Music Effective in Decreasing Heel Lance Stress

From a study by Butt ML, and Kisilevsky BS: The physiological and behavioural effects of music during recovery from heel lance were examined in 14 preterm infants at 29 to 36 weeks post-conceptual age (PCA). Infants were tested on 2 Read More …

Live Music in the NICU

From a study by Arnon S, Shapsa A, Forman L, Regev R, Bauer S, Litmanovitz I, and Dolfin T: BACKGROUND: Music stimulation has been shown to provide significant benefits to preterm infants. We hypothesized that live music therapy was more Read More …