Is it mandatory to know sight reading (reading sheet music) if you want to become a successful musician ? There had been some speculation for decades, but Paul McCartney finally admitted during a 2018 60 Minutes interview that neither he nor any of his Beatles bandmates were able to read or write music, and they never understood music theory. McCartney said that the music just came to him and his bandmates John Lennon, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison, and it was never written down. Clearly, knowledge needn’t beget success.
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It’s weekend and it’s time for musical term of the week. And the term of the week is Karaoke. You probably know that karaoke (カラオケ) is a Japanese word. It’s a blend of two words — kara (“empty”) + oke (short for “orchestra”). Karaoke is a form of entertainment where an amateur singer sings along with recorded instrumental music. Interestingly, the social conventions that evolved around this activity have changed over the years. #OhMyChord !!!
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A 2001 study by two psychologists at the University of Leicester suggested that cows who listened to slow, soothing songs like “Everybody Hurts” by R.E.M. and Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” produced 3 percent more milk than a control group. Cows that listened to rap and techno music showed no increase in milk production. When a cow is stressed, it slows down the release of oxytocin, which is crucial for producing milk, so playing music that relaxes them helps them produce more milk.
Violin is the musical instrument that is called as the queen of musical instruments in India. The violin began to acquire its present shape and character in the seventeenth century. At first it was an ensemble instrument, but its possibilities as a solo instrument were soon recognized. Major composers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries have written sonatas and concertos for the violin, and virtuoso players have demonstrated performing techniques. We will observe changes in composing and performing styles as we hear music of various periods played by artists of the pastand present.
You can take inspiration from nature and try to adapt the scheme from the seasons. It’s an easy way to instantly refresh your home and you can mix in different patterns and styles to keep things interesting.
Research has consistently shown that the synchronization of music with repetitive exercise provides enhanced physical performance, helping people both work out for longer and train more efficiently. In one study, participants who cycled in time to music found that they required 7 percent less oxygen compared to cycling with background (asynchronous) music. In other words, music provides temporal cues that have the potential to make more efficient use of physical energy. #OhMyChord !!!
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In 2013, rock band Metallica achieved a new Guinness World Records title after becoming the first musical act to play a concert on all seven continents. They set this record after performing for 120 scientists and competition winners in a transparent dome at Carlini Station in Antarctica. The band actually held concerts on all seven continents within one calendar year, following tour dates in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. #OhMyChord !!!
A study conducted at the University of Pavia in Italy showed that music promotes a healthy cardiovascular system by triggering physiological changes that modulate blood pressure, heart rate, and respiratory functions. Researchers also found that “rich” classical music phrases, lasting 10 seconds long, caused the heart rate and other parts of the cardiovascular system to synchronize with the music being played. #OhMyChord !!!
Music is known as Universal language. Most of us are passionate about music too. But there are few who doesn’t feel anything towards music. Per the results of one study conducted at the University of Barcelona, 5 percent of participants did not feel any emotion whatsoever—didn’t feel any chills or want to tap their feet—when listening to music. Before you start calling these study subjects monsters, know that they’re totally normal in other ways: they received pleasure from other things, and had no other evident psychological issues. These were happy, healthy college students who just naturally did not care for any kind of music. #OhMyChord !!!