The Pointy End

How music affects the brain

Music and dance can help patients with restricted movement dance and those without speech to sing.

The Guardian

This city will make you face the music, quite literally, for breaking traffic laws

India's capital city of New Delhi is betting on music therapy to ensure traffic offenders learn a lesson.


Listen to the Low Earthly Hum of a Candle Pipe Organ

As you approach the instrument, the humming sound becomes more intense. Even though the low tones change pitch as the candles melt, it’s so slow and subtle that you probably won’t catch it.

Atlas Obscura

Fan-clubs, la révolution cultuelle

Loin d’avoir été balayés par les réseaux sociaux, les cercles d’admirateurs ont investi le Web.


Shinola’s Quest to Make the Best Turntable You’ve Ever Heard

Unless you’re in your 80s or a big fan of the Steve Martin classic The Jerk, you probably don’t know much about the origin of the word Shinola.


How Does It Feel

Patty Smith on Singing at Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize ceremony.

The New Yorker

The Effects of MP3 Compression on Emotional Characteristics

Previous research has shown that MP3 compression changes the similarities of musical instruments, while other research has shown that musical instrument sounds have strong emotional characteristics.

Research Gate

The Brilliance of a Stradivari Violin Might Rest Within Its Wood

In the violin-making world, two names reign above all others: Antonio Stradivari and Giuseppe Guarneri.

The New York Times

Why Men Shouldn’t Listen to Rock Music While Playing Board Games

Men may want to think twice before listening to ACDC, Led Zeppelin or Aerosmith while playing board games, as rock music may distract them and impair their performance, a new study suggests.


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