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‘Hit’ songs are big business, so there is an incentive for composers to try to tease out those ingredients that might increase their chances of success. However, it is no easy task due to the complexity of mixtures that go into making a song. But Natalia Komarova, a mathematician at the University of California, Irvine, thinks she has cracked the problem.  — September 10th, 2018 Dr. Komarova and her colleagues collected information on music released in Britain between 1985 and 2015. […]
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Have you heard of ‘Mental Floss’? We love their videos! Thus, we wanted to share John Green’s ’25 Facts About the Science of Music’, an excellent video where some little-known facts on music are exposed.  — September 4th, 2018 Did you know that: 1. “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls is the catchiest song of all time? In 2014, a group of researchers released an online game called Hooked on Music. It had a thousand quips from pop hits, going all the way back to […]
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Lullabies aren’t just for babies—they’re great for adults, too. Learn about the all-natural sleep aid that helps you fall asleep fast and wake up refreshed.  — August 31st, 2018 According to a recent article published by the Sleep Organization, using soothing music to wind down before bed each night is perfectly acceptable—even encouraged—as a relaxation technique. It turns out that bedtime listening can even help people with sleep disorders by boosting sleep quality and quantity. The benefits may not happen overnight—it […]
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Researchers have pondered the possible therapeutic and mood-boosting benefits of music for centuries. Finally, a recent study confirms that music affects our mood.  — August 22nd, 2018 Recent research from Durham University and the University of Jyväskylä in Finland revealed that sad music brings most listeners pleasure and comfort. Conversely, the study found that for some people, sad music can cause negative feelings of profound grief. The research involved three surveys of more than 2,400 people in the United Kingdom and Finland, […]
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There are several studies relating to music and unborn children. A developing baby starts hearing sounds in the second trimester of pregnancy. However, there are debates about whether you should play music to fetuses or not.  — June 19, 2018 No one knows for sure if music affects a fetus development. Some studies indicate that fetuses can hear and react to sound by moving and others say newborns can recognize music their parents played for them when they were in the womb […]
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Cognitive skills developed from music lessons appear to transfer to unrelated subjects, leading to improved academic performance.
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With the right concepts and skills, any musician can successfully learn music by heart.  — March 22, 2018 Performers report feeling greater artistic freedom when playing from memory. Moreover, audiences also prefer memorized solos to those played from scores. As Gerald Klickstein explains, secure memorization rests on a foundation of deep learning. Although deep learning is essential, there isn’t any ideal memorization method. It’s helpful, however, to conceive of storage in four stages: perception, ingraining, maintenance, and recall.  Performing from memory can bring abundant rewards. […]
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Classic FM reveals which pieces of classical music will help students get the most out of their revision.  — March 2, 2018 Recent studies found that listening to classical music while studying can help students score higher in their assessments. Therefore, the team at Classic FM has revealed a list of the top ten pieces of classical music that could help students get the most out of their revision. 10) Piano Concerto No. 23 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 9) The Hours – […]
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New York Times analysis of Spotify data has found that the songs we listen to during our teen years set our musical taste as adults.  — February 16, 2018 The NYT analyzed every Billboard chart-topping song released between 1960 and 2000. The study concluded that for men, the most critical period for forming musical taste is between the ages of 13 to 16. Men were, on average, aged 14 when their favorite song was released. For women, the most crucial […]
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Studies have shown that singing has some of the same health benefits as exercise. All types of singing have positive psychological effects, for example, the releasing of endorphins the brain’s ‘feel good’ chemical.  — January 29, 2018 All types of singing have positive psychological effects. But of all sorts of singing, it’s choral singing that seems to have the most dramatic impact on people’s lives. A study published in Australia in 2008 revealed that on average, choral singers rated their […]
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Can music make us smarter? Research suggests that from as early as 16 weeks of pregnancy, when the auditory function is forming, babies begin their musical development. Their early adaptive exposure to sounds, including those familiar sounds of parents’ voices, enhance extraordinary processing skills. — December 11, 2017 Neuroscience teaches us that a child’s brain is plastic. By this, we mean it is malleable and can change. The first year of life, more than any other year will see the most rapid […]
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Recent research shows that a high correlation exists between musical training for children and specific other mental abilities.The study was discussed at a session at a recent gathering of acoustics experts in Austin, Texas. — December 7, 2017 Laurel Trainor, director of the Institute for Music and the Mind at McMaster University in West Hamilton, Ontario, and colleagues compared to preschool children who had taken music lessons with those who did not. Those with some training showed larger brain responses […]
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Reyna Gordon, of the Music Cognition Lab, studies the connections between rhythm and grammar it might help with atypical language development
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New technologies like augmented reality, virtual reality and artificial intelligence are disrupting the music industry, but not in a way humans should fear. — October 5, 2017 Opportunities for artists Eoin McCarthy is the Co-Founder & CTO at digital product studio Hydric Media, which has offices in Brisbane and New York. Having built apps for the entertainment industry, including for Spotify and Twitter, McCarthy demonstrated how AR could change the way artists create their album and tour artwork through an […]
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A search for the sound of an acoustic piano in Billboard’s current Hot 100 yields few results. The instrument’s warm tone is increasingly rare in an industry driven by computer-generated sounds — September 26, 2017 The instrument is nowhere to be found in “I’m The One,” a collaboration between DJ Khaled and Justin Bieber (pictured), or among the digitized marimbas of Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You.” “Strip That Down,” an R&B track from Liam Payne (formerly of One Direction), also […]
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I love how Marcos lets me learn so many songs, not just one!

I love how Marcos lets me learn so many songs, not just one! I like how he gives me compliments.…

Julia, age 8

2016-10-06T01:13:27+00:00

Julia, age 8

I love how Marcos lets me learn so many songs, not just one! I like how he gives me compliments. It’s really fun when Marcos does the bass clef with the left hand and I get to make up my own song that goes with it for a warm up. It’s fun because I get to make up my own songs. I love the sound of the piano!

I really like that we get to pick what songs we want to learn in Marcos’s guitar class

I really like that we get to pick what songs we want to learn in Marcos’s guitar class. I also…

Mikey, age 12

2016-10-06T01:19:06+00:00

Mikey, age 12

I really like that we get to pick what songs we want to learn in Marcos’s guitar class. I also love that he is compassionate and lets us progress at our own pace. Marcos knows EVERYTHING about instruments, and I’m glad he can share some of it with me. I’m glad that I get to learn how to read, write, and play music for the guitar. It is a lot of fun when Marcos and I play the guitar together!

I highly recommend 123 Rock to anyone looking for a music teacher!

Both of my children love their music lessons with Marcos. They look forward to their music lessons each week and…

- Angie, parent

2016-10-06T01:20:25+00:00

- Angie, parent

Both of my children love their music lessons with Marcos. They look forward to their music lessons each week and come home eager to practice their new pieces. I especially love that he teaches them to compose their own pieces and inspires their musical creativity. Marcos is always positive and encouraging with my children, and he has a knack for bringing out their best. I highly recommend 123 Rock to anyone looking for a music teacher!

123 Rock studio is an inspiring place to make music

Marcos Moscat is a talented musician and instructor. His approach to teaching is kind and respectful. He encourages his students…

Nancy-Jean Pement, parent

2016-10-06T01:21:23+00:00

Nancy-Jean Pement, parent

Marcos Moscat is a talented musician and instructor. His approach to teaching is kind and respectful. He encourages his students to study music that appeals to them. By attending to the interests of each student, Marcos is a master at nurturing student engagement. Our son, Jackson, has been taking lessons for over two years. Jackson is proud of his accomplishments at the piano and he enjoys the time he spends with his teacher. Both Marcos and Isabel are warm and […]
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