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Mangueira’s caixa pattern for the tarol

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How Music Can Be Better For You Than Sex and Chocolate: Deanna Choi at TEDxQueensU

Deanna Choi is a violinist and an undergraduate psychology student at Queen’s University. Her talk mixes live performance with a presentation on the psychological benefits of music.

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How to build a thriving music scene in your city

How does a city become known as a “music city”? Publicist Elizabeth Cawein explains how thriving music scenes make cities healthier and happier and shares ideas for bolstering your local music scene — and showing off your city’s talent to … Continue reading

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The unexpected beauty of everyday sounds

Using examples from birdsong, the natural lilt of emphatic language and even a cooking pan lid, singer-songwriter and TED Fellow Meklit Hadero shows how the everyday soundscape, even silence, makes music. “The world is alive with musical expression,” she says. … Continue reading

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Your brain on improv

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Why It’s Impossible to Tune a Piano

Pianos can’t be perfectly tuned – it’s a mathematical fact! Thanks to http://www.audible.com/minutephysics for supporting MinutePhysics. Equal tempered tuning: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equal_t… Just Tuning: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Just_in… Harmonics: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harmonic

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Steely Dan: More Than Just a Band

In a brilliantly and detailed analysis, the knowledgeable music essayist Polyphonic takes a look at the absolute genius of Steely Dan. He specifically speaks to the absolute need for perfection on the parts of both Walter Becker and Donald Fagen that drove them to use a rotating roster of … Continue reading

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Beethoven, the Heavy Metal of the Early 19th Century! | Nicolas Ellis | TEDxYouth@Montreal

Young orchestral conductor, Nicolas Ellis, shares his passion for conducting and for one of his favorite composers. Originating from Chicoutimi, Nicolas Ellis is the founder and artistic director of the OSA: l’Orchestre symphonique de l’Agora. This organization’s mission is to … Continue reading

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My Life As A One-Man Band | Tommy Emmanuel | TEDxMelbourne

Tommy Emmanuel created a life for himself as a one-man band and has become one of Australia’s most respected musicians. With light vim and pure talent, he demonstrates his unique playing style, which is notably a development of the Travis … Continue reading

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