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The Pointy End

Tackling the Bane of Musicians’ Existence: Focal Dystonia

Imagine you’re a world-famous pianist like Leon Fleisher and you’re about to play the first-movement cadenza from Beethoven’s Fourth Concerto, a passage you’ve played hundreds of times. Suddenly and inexplicably, your fingers aren’t responding properly to the messages sent by the brain and the endless hours spent building muscle memory.

SFCV

Could Music Therapy Help In The Fight Against The Effects Of COVID-19?

Could music be used to treat COVID-19? It seems ironic that music, one of the fields hardest hit by the global pandemic, may prove to be an effective treatment specifically for COVID-related inflammation, according to a study published in the academic journal Music & Science.

Ludwig Van

Sept oeuvres classiques qui firent scandale lors de leur création

Retour sur quelques-unes des œuvres qui ont soulevés les plus grosses controverses, voire les plus gros scandales de l’histoire de la musique classique, lors de leur création.

RTS

“Si suena la música mientras te operan, te recuperas antes”

Su vida ha girado en torno a la música, incluso llegó a estudiar telecos, tras acabar la carrera de piano con 15 años, para averiguar cómo salía la música de la radio de su casa.

La Vanguardia

Amoeba Music asks, ‘What’s in your bag?,’ and no algorithm can compete

In the long-running YouTube series, musicians divulge what they’ve bought at the legendary record store. Their answers provide an education in how to discover music.

The Washington Post

Why happy rather than sad music soothes newborns

Children might have even greater exposure to music than adults do. Survey data shows that 54% of teachers in South Korea use background music in schools. We also know music is played as often as 6.5 times per hour to help children's learning in US classrooms.

Medical Xpress

« Sped up » : sur TikTok, le curieux succès des musiques accélérées

Les remix accélérés de chansons connues explosent sur l’application de vidéos. Héritiers d’une tradition « do it yourself » d’Internet, ils sont généralement produits par des amateurs mais commencent à inspirer l’industrie de la musique.

Le Monde

Shakira y Bizarrap: qué es un 'beef' y cómo se originaron esas batallas del rap que la colombiana ha puesto de actualidad con su canción dirigida a Piqué

En inglés, el significado literal de la palabra es carne. Pero en el rap se usa cuando dos artistas se enfrentan en una batalla musical y lírica en el que uno trata de atacar al otro, en un género en el que la "actitud" es un ingrediente esencial.

BBC

Corner Club Cathedral Cocoon

Audiophilia and its discontents.

Harper's Mag


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