The Pointy End

Think You Can't Sing? Science Doesn't Believe You

I’m tone deaf. I can’t sing. It’s usually accompanied by a smile or laugh, but the message is both clear and absolute. And wrong.

Ludwing Van Toronto

'There Seems to Be a Target on the Back on the Live Music Community'

Deadly attacks have turned concert venues in Paris, Manchester, and Las Vegas into grisly battlefields.

Pacific Standard

Classical and Jazz musicians show different brain responses to unexpected events

Scientists at Wesleyan University have used electroencephalography to uncover differences in how the brains of Classical and Jazz musicians react to an unexpected chord progression.


20 Classical Music Recordings to Help You Study

Nowadays, even if you have the right environment for studying, notifications from our phones and computers go off every minute. Ideally, you need a steady stream of sound that isn’t distracting, but also more intellectually stimulating than white noise or flowing water.


Why Do We Use Italian Words to Describe Music?

Even if you don’t know how to read music, there’s no doubt you’ve encountered loads of Italian during your musical experiences.


Hitting a long note: one of world's largest pianos finds a grand stage

One of the world’s longest pianos has found a new home in the deep south of New Zealand after the fire brigade were called on to help shift the behemoth into place.

The Guardian

Career in music is damaging to mental health, new study finds

Musicians are three times more likely to experience depression, with many working under ‘poor conditions’, a new academic study from Help Musicians UK has found.

M Magazine

Turning Irregular Heartbeats Into Music

A set of piano pieces could help doctors better understand heart rhythm disorders.


Bowie, Bach and Bebop: How music powered Basquiat

He sold his first painting to Debbie Harry and titled works after bebop greats; his band was hailed by David Byrne and his art by David Bowie. For Basquiat, music was a crucial part of the canvas

The Independent

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