Classical Music and Elitism Again?

I’ve addressed this issue numerous times, and I’m surprised that the concept is still around, but evidently people think there is something elitist about classical music. Now the American Record Guide reprints an article from 13 years ago: A reprint Read More …

Playing an Instrument May Help Memory

From an article by Holden, Constance: Studying a musical instrument may bolster children’s ability to remember lists of words, according to a new study from Hong Kong. In the past 25 years, researchers have found correlations between music training and Read More …

Cello Good, Trumpet Bad?

From a study by Mamedova, Leyla; Metin, Işın;Ekici, Nuran; Huseyinov, Murad; Huseyinova, Gulara; and Kanter, Mehmet: The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of musical sound from different instruments (cello, piano and trumpet) on the skeletal muscle Read More …

Music Decreases Need for Sedation in Critical Care

From a study by Paugam-Burtz, Catherine, and Mantz, Jean: The article focuses on the potential use of musical therapy as a sedative-sparing adjuvant therapy in critically ill patients. It rates the electroencephalographic recordings as poorly informative because it was found Read More …

Mozart Improves the Quality of Our Food

From a study by Papoutsoglou, S. E., Karakatsouli, N., Batzina, A., Papoutsoglou, E. S., and Tsopelakos, A.: The aim of the present study was to evaluate music effects (Mozart, K525) on gilthead seabream Sparus aurata and investigate whether its response Read More …

Mozart Relieves Stress in College Students

From a study by Alalami, Usama, Alalami, Sheena, and Cooper, Ross Gordon: The article presents a study on the effect of Mozart’s music in undergraduate students who study health-related courses at the Birmingham City University in Great Britain. It states Read More …

Music May Be the New Drug

From a paper by Fukui H, and Toyoshima K: Experience has shown that therapy using music for therapeutic purposes has certain effects on neuropsychiatric disorders (both functional and organic disorders). However, the mechanisms of action underlying music therapy remain unknown, Read More …