The Pointy End

Where Pianists Look When They Play

Function, a video series from Fractal NYC, outfitted two piano players with special glasses that track the movement of their eyes.

Slate

John Coltrane Draws a Picture Illustrating the Mathematics of Music

Coltrane gave the drawing to saxophonist and professor Yusef Lateef in 1967, who included it in his seminal text, Repository of Scales and Melodic Patterns.

Open Culture

What Your Favorite Musical Genre Says About Your Personality

According to a study conducted at Heriot-Watt University, the musical genres you prefer actually say a lot about your personality. Here’s a visualization of how this happens.

Earthly Mission

Au secours! Le reggae est devenu une musique respectable et respectée

Il faudra bientôt trouver autre chose que vos blagues sur les gros pétards, les cheveux sales, les chiens qui puent et les jonglages de diabolo pour vous moquer de votre pote fan de reggae.

20 Minutes

How sign language innovators are bringing music to the deaf

A growing number of ASL interpreters are bringing visuals to a hearing-centric musical world.

Vox

11 Best 'Musicless' Music Videos

So-called "Musicless Musicvideos" (aka "silent music videos") is a trend started by YouTuber and sound engineer Mario Wienerroither back in time.

Ultimate Guitar

A music festival is charging $250,000 a ticket

Major Lazer, Migos, and a DJ regularly employed by Middle Eastern royalty are among the artists slated to perform at an extravagant, brand-new music festival in the Bahamas this year.

Quartz

Older people are just as good at judging music as younger adults

It may feel as if many of our mental abilities decline with age, but here’s one that sticks – our ability to sense when music sounds wrong.

New Scientist

Why Do We Assume Good Musicians Are Good People?

Chuck Berry's death has reignited familiar questions over how far critics should go in the impulse to conflate a musician’s work and character.

Vice


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