Keyword: listening

The dynamics that determine cover versions in recorded western music

This research as conducted by José Luis Ortega at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain

Summary

This paper attempted to understand which songs, artists and genres of music were most covered (and who did the most covering). The research built a database of recorded music throughout the 20th century. The …

The effects of music training on hearing in children

This research was conducted by Asal Habibi, B. Rael Cahn, Antonio Damasio and Hanna Damasio at the University of Southern California, USA.

Summary

This study found that children engaged in music training had an enhanced ability to detect changes in pitch and to process sounds, compared with children who were not …

By | 3 August 2017 |

Concert-going has a strongly social aspect that complements the music

This research was conducted by Stephanie E. Pitts at the University of Sheffield, UK

Summary

The paper reports the experiences of audience members at a chamber music festival in Sheffield. The research highlights the various aspects of concert-going that affected the pleasure derived by audience members at the festival: these were …

By | 11 March 2014 |

Playing music and singing can help your immune system

This research was conducted by Dawn Kuhn at Williamette University, USA

Summary

This paper reports a study which tested whether or not musical activity supports the immune system. The research found that playing music or singing has a much greater effect on supporting the immune system than simply listening to live …

By | 9 December 2013 |