Category Archives: Music

Building 15-Foot-Tall Pianos

David Klavins is a pianist who, for years, could not find pianos that made the sounds he imagined in his head. So he began building pianos to his own specifications in a workshop in Vác, Hungary, and they are truly … Continue reading

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How Music Affects The Brain And Your Emotions

CONIQUE Psychology Published on 17 Jan 2018 How does music affect your brain? Can you really use it in regulating your emotions and even changing your mood? Time to become happier with music! Research suggests that we spend around 40% … Continue reading

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Wiley, Sean Paul, Stefflon Don – Boasty ft. Idris Elba

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Wintergaten Declares the Conveyor Belt Complete on its Epic Marble Machine X

A new video released by the ambitious Wintergatan band of folktronica musicians/inventors (previously) shows the latest developments in their ongoing Marble Machine project. The video above documents the successful completion of the Marble Conveyor Belt, which uses ratchets and pistons to move … Continue reading

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This Is Your Brain on Music

Have you ever heard a piece of music that triggered a powerful emotional response? Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin explains the connection between music and the brain in a talk that finally explains the songs on your break up playlist.

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Elephants “Singing” with Piano in Their Own Way

A number of elephants and their mahout out for a walk in the mountains passed by the place I’d put a piano. When I saw the elephants coming I walked over to the piano and played “Greensleeves”. The elephants stopped … Continue reading

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What Makes Music Special to Us? – Nautilus

We are all born with a predisposition for music, a predisposition that develops spontaneously and is refined by listening to music. Nearly everyone possesses the musical skills essential to experiencing and appreciating music. Think of “relative pitch,”recognising a melody separately … Continue reading

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Ivan Conti’s Free-Thinking Samba Legacy — Bandcamp Daily

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/track=2523835795/album=933368231/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/ You might expect the powerhouse drummer of Azymuth, now in his 70s, to be slowing down—but that’s far from the case. via Ivan Conti’s Free-Thinking Samba Legacy — Bandcamp Daily

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Bach on Piano for Blind Elephant

Paul Barton Published on 30 Jun 2018 Lam Duan is the name of an old blind elephant, her name means “Tree with Yellow Flowers”. Lam Duan has been blind most of her life. Lamduan lives at Elephants World, Thailand. http://www.elephantsworld.org

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How Pink Floyd Used Odd Metering, Organic Loops and Travelling Bass Line to Create the Iconic Song ‘Money’

In a follow-up to his analysis of the Pink Floyd song “Comfortably Numb”, the fast talking doodler 12Tonetakes on “Money”, an equally interesting song by the same band. He starts off with the the cash register as an organic loop before launching into the unusual … Continue reading

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