Monkey-Human Ancestors Got Music 30 Million Years Ago : Music skills evolved at least 30 million years ago in the common ancestor of humans and monkeys, according to a new study that could help explain why chimpanzees drum on tree roots and monkey calls sound like singing.
Interactions Between the Nucleus Accumbens and Auditory Cortices Predict Music Reward Value When you hear an unfamiliar tune, how do you wind up either tapping your foot or plugging your ears? A study finds that a specific brain region gives the song a thumbs up or down. ….values participants assigned to songs were associated with: […]
Holy sh–t!! FIVE one thousandth of a second…!!!…groan…. The close-up shows that Ray Charles finger snap time deltas are less than 5 milliseconds. Given the tight rhythmic style of this recording, and the fact that Ray Charles was one of the 20th century’s best musicians”
Two studies on audio signaling thru birdsong songs and mating states:Birdsong study pecks theory that music is uniquely human (Medical Xpress)—A bird listening to birdsong may experience some of the same emotions as a human listening to music, suggests a new study on white-throated sparrows, published in Frontiers of Evolutionary Neuroscience. “We found that: the […]
Solo Rock Stars Die Young by Tom Jacobs Do you dream of being a rock star? Do you hope to live a long life? If so, you’d better start prioritizing—or, at the very least, join a band. Because from Elvis Presley to Amy Winehouse, solo pop superstars are disproportionately likely to die young (although not […]
This is free advice from Dan Wilson, songwriter who just had Grammy hits with Adele. This is excerpted from his blog and covers visual and audio arts – http://www.danwilsonmusic.com/blog. Get in the Pool Get in the pool. Join the conversation. Go straight to the audience. Start a camp, a crew, a scene, a community. If […]