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Kafka on the Power of Music and the Point of Making Art – Brain Pickings

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***Personal Development Series: Brain Pickings Shares Kafka***

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          I haven’t shared anything from Brain Pickings for quite some time; this essay on Kafka, the power of music, and importance of making art is an inspiring read in personal development. Thanks, as always, to Maria Popova for all her work!

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Humanizing, harmonizing effects of music aren’t a myth: Listening to music from other cultures furthers one’s pro-diversity belief — ScienceDaily

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***The Powers of Music Series: Understanding Other Cultures***

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          Music is the most powerful of the arts in many ways. I often share posts that speak to the healing power of music, to its integration into traditional medical practice. Today’s post looks at the strong impact music can have on our attitudes toward others not of our own cultural heritage. I found it on Yo-Yo Ma’s blog–he and his Silk Road project embody the power of music to bring people together and to foster understanding among cultures. This study comes out of the University of Arizona.

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Source: Humanizing, harmonizing effects of music aren’t a myth: Listening to music from other cultures furthers one’s pro-diversity belief — ScienceDaily

 

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Music has powerful (and visible) effects on the brain — ScienceDaily

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***Arts in Healthcare Series: Music & the Brain***

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          In taking care of ourselves and others, there is no better medicine than music. Music has powerful effects on the brain and on human development. This is a particularly relevant post, sharing as it does the experience of a physician and some of the basic science about music.

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Source: Music has powerful (and visible) effects on the brain — ScienceDaily

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Power of Music in Our Lives!

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The Trans-Sensory Transcendence of Music: Helen Keller’s Electrifying Letter About “Hearing” Beethoven’s Ode to Joy – Brain Pickings

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***The Power of Music Series: Impact in Our Lives***

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          I haven’t shared an essay from Brain Pickings lately and this is a good one for reflections on a weekend. We know personally the effect that music has on our spirits; research is telling us more every day. This inspiring essay from Brain Pickings shares how Helen Keller felt after “listening” to Beethoven’s Ninth. The impact of the vibrations alone enabled her to experience the Ode to Joy deeply. There are mysteries still to be discovered about music’s deep powers.

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Source: The Trans-Sensory Transcendence of Music: Helen Keller’s Electrifying Letter About “Hearing” Beethoven’s Ode to Joy – Brain Pickings

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4 ways music is influencing your mind | MNN – Mother Nature Network

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***The Power of Music Series: Did You Know…?***

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          This is an oldie but goody,  brief but oh so interesting essay on some of the effects that music has in our lives. Thanks again this morning to Mother Nature Network.

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“Music can make wine taste better and give your romantic signals a fighting chance.”

Source: 4 ways music is influencing your mind | MNN – Mother Nature Network

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Great Writers on the Power of Music – Brain Pickings

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Music’s Multiple Powers of Transformation:

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           Great thinkers and writers across the ages have recognized the transforming power of music. In this wonderful essay from Maria Popova of Brain Pickings she shares with us the thoughts of several inspiring writers on the powers of music, examples she has collected over the years. This is the perfect season for reading and sharing what music does for us all year round.

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“Kurt Vonnegut, Susan Sontag, Aldous Huxley, Oliver Sacks, Walt Whitman, Virginia Woolf, Friedrich Nietzsche, and more.”

Source: Great Writers on the Power of Music – Brain Pickings

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10 Vintage Christmas Tunes to Put You in the Holiday Spirit

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A Musical Present from Next Avenue:

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          This is a great selection of vintage American Christmas favorites. Be warned–it is a bit slow downloading but worth the wait! Thank you Next Avenue.

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“These ten holiday songs are a great way to get in the Christmas mood. Which of them are among your favorites?”

Source: 10 Vintage Christmas Tunes to Put You in the Holiday Spirit

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Music of the Season!

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The 84-Year-Old Grandmother Who Fronts D.C.’s Coolest House Band : NPR

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And What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up…Salute to 84-Year-Old Grandmother:

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          If you ever wanted proof that the arts can support aging with vigor and joy, go no further than this inspiring story out of Washington, DC.  The story is amazing, and you should tune in to the whole NPR program. What will you be doing at 84 and beyond?

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“For the past several years, a dive bar in the District has drawn crowds of eager millennials to see Granny and the Boys, a funk act led by Alice “Granny” Donahue.”

Source: The 84-Year-Old Grandmother Who Fronts D.C.’s Coolest House Band : NPR

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Power of Music in Our Lives!

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All children to have access to music lessons under ambitious new Irish culture plan

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Ireland Leads the Way, Music for All Children:

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          Great news from the Republic of Ireland! The Irish government has announced a five-year program to make music lessons available to all children — and more. This is a major new direction that builds on the rich body of research about the importance of music and the other arts in human development. The Creative Ireland plan, announced today, is comprehensive and inclusive of all the arts and all communities. Check it out here.

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Source: All children to have access to music lessons under ambitious new Irish culture plan

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About Us | SILKROAD

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A “Beacon of Hope” in a Dark World, the Silk Road Ensemble:

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          The work of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble is extraordinary by any standards. It brings together musicians from around the globe and works with communities, fusing different musical traditions into new and exciting musical experiences. It’s guiding spirit is Yo-Yo Ma’s strong belief in the transforming power of music. There is also a new documentary, The Music of Strangers, that you need to immerse yourself in. Celebrate the transforming spirit of music!

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Source: About Us | SILKROAD

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