Month: April 2018

Are you a selective or divided music listener?

Are you a selective or divided music listener?

You know how you can be at a party or some other crowded event, with noise coming from everywhere? People all around are talking–or practically yelling, depending upon the volume of the music and so on. Everyone’s having different conversations, and so there are words flying around everywhere. Yet, you can focus on the conversation…

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If music falls in the forest

If music falls in the forest

I read something interesting today, and it made me ponder. In their paper “Basic Physical and Psychoacoustical Processes”, published in the Handbook of Music Psychology, Wanda B. Lathom-Radocy and Rudolf E. Radocy make a number of interesting observations. One of the things they talk about has a bit of the old question, “if a tree…

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Sex, music, and the survival of the species

Sex, music, and the survival of the species

Sex, music, and the survival of the species…now those are some pretty heavy-weight topics! No, I’m not trying for the best click bait I can cram into one headline, although I have to admit, that headline might just win a prize in such a contest. But the three concepts could well be intimately related. Was…

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Music makes miracles possible

Music makes miracles possible

Last week was a pretty rough week. Sometimes life throws those at you, and all you can do is your best to get through the rough spots. When I think back over my life and remember other tough times, I also invariably remember how music helped me through. Sometimes playing music saw me past the…

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Music is a good way of knowing

Music is a good way of knowing

Music is an amazing thing. For me, it’s a constant unfolding of wonderful ideas, feelings, information, and so much more. I feel like I’m coming to much of this wonder late in life. Even though I’ve been enjoying music since I was a young boy, it was never anything more than a fancy when I…

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