Sail's Pedagogy

Sail's posts about her class, classes she is taking, and education.

What is up with Noises? (The Science and Mathematics of Sound, Frequency and Pitch)

on August 25, 2011

I play music though most of my childhood. But it was not until college in taking a Music History course that I had perfect pitch. Then later in life, I learned about synesthesia. I though seeing music was common, and everyone saw it that way. I had never been told any differently.

Music is easily the widest-reaching, most universal emotional facilitator.,,,it shapes so many of life’s everyday experiences (Music, Emotion and The Brain)

Music along with speech help us evolved “we seem to mimic the sounds of events among solid objects. Solid-object events are comprised of hits, slides and rings, producing periodic vibrations. Every time we speak, we find the same three fundamental auditory constituents in speech: plosives (hitsounds like t, d and p), fricatives (slide-sounds like f, v and sh), and sonorants (ring-sounds like a, u, w, r and y)……music is actually based on natural sounds and sound patterns dating back to the beginning of time”

World Science Festival 2009: Notes & Neurons, Part 1 of 5 from World Science Festival on Vimeo.

Music can also help us to develop in filtering out noise, which gets harder as we age. “By demonstrating that speech-in-noise perception and related cognitive function are enhanced in older musicians, our results imply that musical training may reduce the impact of age-related auditory decline.”

Synaesthesia – crossovers in the senses

Your Brain on Music (books on music)

Active Music Therapy in Parkinson’s Disease: An Integrative Method for Motor and Emotional Rehabilitation

How Music Works

Notes and Neurons


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