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"Good improvisation communicates harmonic progression melodically. Effective melodies manipulate harmonic content through the use of guide tones and preparatory gravity notes, masterfully woven in systematic tension, release, and transparent harmonic definition."



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November 6, 2014 | How playing an instrument benefits your brain.

We love the YouTube videos and documentation supporting the connection between intellectual capacity and the brain. The latest one we've uncovered uses some very specific science to demonstrate how the act of playing a musical instrument is in essence a brain workout.

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"When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What's going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians' brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout."

Video Link:How playing an instrument benefits your brain

Further:
Charles Limb: Building the musical muscle/
The Jazz Brain; Improv
Numbers.
Fingers, Ears, Brain
Making sense. More than five senses?

Posted by Ted at November 6, 2014 2:45 PM


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