Better Understanding Leads to Better Appreciation

From a paper by Chan WY, Qu H, and Mak WH: A major obstacle in the appreciation of classical music is that extensive training is required to understand musical structure and compositional techniques toward comprehending the thoughts behind the musical Read More …

Music In Our Schools Month

March is National Music in Our Schools Month, and in honor of the occasion, I thought I’d present you with a top ten list of why children should be encouraged to listen to classical music and learn to play an Read More …

Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 6

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

Continued from: Is Classical Music Elitist? Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 2 Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 3 Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 4 Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 5 I know, it seems like this has been going on Read More …

Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 5

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Is Classical Music Elitist?

Continued from: Is Classical Music Elitist? Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 2 Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 3 Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 4 I’ve been posting quotes I find interesting from a discussion thread on The Guardian’s website, and Read More …

Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 4

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Is Classical Music Elitist?

Continued from: Is Classical Music Elitist? Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 2 Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 3 Passions run high in debates on classical music, and when charges of elitism begin to fly, there is no telling how far Read More …

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 some of its programming is now syndicated and includes Broadway and all kinds Read More …

Music Increases Frontal Brain Wave Coherence

From a study by Peterson DA, and Thaut MH: Anecdotal and some empirical evidence suggests that music can enhance learning and memory. However, the mechanisms by which music modulates the neural activity associated with learning and memory remain largely unexplored. Read More …