Flute

Why trained musicians are better at making decisions

Parents aware of how music training can boost their children's cognitive development may be eager to get them into a practice room as early as …

The Brain

Strath Haven's huge marching band to serenade late director Jack Hontz

The 420 members of the massive Strath Haven High School Marching Band will fill the football field at Friday night’s home game to serenade their …

Philadelphia

GST impact: Indian classical music will suffer as Western instruments attract 28% tax

Musical instruments that are not indigenous will attract a 28% tax rate. But Western instruments have been used in Indian music for centuries now.<p>We …

Business (India)

Music classes: Beginners wanted, instruments available

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation is looking for beginning music students — and offering 70 free instruments.<p>The HSM Beginners program is …

Entertainment

This Story Of A Man Playing His Sax In The Middle Of Irma's Wreckage Is What We All Need

A student driving through a storm-ravaged neighborhood in the US Virgin Islands captured a stranger playing his sax in the middle of the destruction and what happened next will give you some feels.<p>"I've never seen so much destruction in my life. It was hard to take it all in," Wagner told BuzzFeed …

World News

Nestor Torres showcases the sometimes forgotten jazz flute

Jazz flutist, Nestor Torres pay homage to classic and modern jazz with his latest CD, “Jazz Flute Traditions.” Torres and his ensemble of musicians …

Jazz

Watch a Musician Improvise on a 500-Year-Old Music Instrument, The Carillon

Last year we featured the Wintergatan Music Machine, a lovingly handcrafted in wood automated instrument created by artist/musician Martin Mollin. …

Culture

A Flute Thief Is on the Loose, BU Police Say

A BU Flute Thief Is on the Loose, Police Say<p>Do you know this flute-stealing man?<p>September 14, 2017, 12:49 p.m.<p>Photos via BU Police<p>A flute thief roams …

Boston

Byzantine music and musical manuscripts

Music has played a central role in Greek Orthodox services for centuries. Nicolas Bell describes the manuscript evidence for this music in the …

British Library

Northwood High School senior unites young musicians

Northwood High School senior Elizabeth Zietz, 16, says, “Athletes have clubs that unite them. I wanted to provide this same opportunity for …

Education

How the champagne wine glass is killing the flute

When working as a summer tour guide aged 18, Maximilian Riedel noticed on his travels through the Champagne region of France that instead of a flute, …

Guess What Happened To This Musician Playing Piano 24/7 In Park To Win Back Girlfriend

A 34-year-old British musician so desperate to reclaim his former girlfriend of four months that he played the piano continuously night and day on …

Conservative View

Krug CEO Says Stop Drinking Champagne From a Flute

/ @andysthomas<br>Updated on2017-09-11<p>Proper glassware can make or break a drinking experience. When it comes to Champagne, the epitome of luxury, …

Neuroscientists Find That Playing an Instrument Is a Unique Workout for the Brain

by Lori Dorn at on<p>In this animated Ted-Ed lesson by educator Anita Collins, neuroscientists have found that playing an instrument is a unique workout …

I Joined An Orchestra At Age 70 And It Boosted My Confidence

It's never too late to explore your passions.<p>One day about 10 years ago, I opened my flute case, raised the instrument to its proper position, placed my lips on the mouthpiece and my fingers on the right keys, took a breath, and tried to play a tune on my old high school flute.<p>After 32 years of my …

Orchestras

Royal Marines Band Service musician jailed for instrument theft

<b>A Royal Marines musician who stole instruments worth more than £19,000 from his military band has been jailed and thrown out of the forces.</b><p>Adrian Higginson, 29, pleaded guilty to two charges of theft from Royal Marines store rooms in Plymouth and Portsmouth, where he had been based.<p>Higginson …

This Musician Played The Saxophone While Doctors Removed a Tumour From His Brain

Watch him play without missing a note.<p>It's not unusual for patients to remain awake during brain surgery. This helps surgeons monitor the effect the …

Science

The Waterphone: An Unorthodox Musical Instrument

Movie directors (and whales) just love the Waterphone. It’s an eerie, surreal-sounding instrument unlike any other, and it looks pretty unusual too. …

Avant-garde

Why Play Therapy?

Some people give me a quizzical look when I say I’m a play therapist in training. Play Therapy? Is that what I think it is? Do you play with kids? … …

Mental Health

Native American Flute Virtuoso to Perform in Advance of Native American Day Celebration

Widely acknowledged to be the world’s premier performer of the Native American flute, R. Carlos Nakai will offer a single performance at the Bankhead …

Columbus Day

Writing as Jazz, Jazz as Writing: Part 2

Words of writing wisdom gleaned from some jazz greats.Because I have a musical background, I often think about writing through a variety of musical …

Writing

Mind Music Labs wants to make every instrument ‘smart’

“What we’re working on is not just the performance. What we believe is that the next revolution is to have every instrument smart and …

Guitar

Reasons Why Everyone Should Learn To Play Musical Instrument | Times Square Chronicles

Reasons Why Everyone Should Learn To Play Musical Instrument<p>Music has always influenced the human species much. It serves as a means of …

Musician Plays Sax During Brain Tumor Surgery

The staff in the operating room burst into applause as Dan Fabbio tooted out a melody on his saxophone.<p>It may not have been his best performance but the notes were, to make a deliberate pun, music to the ears of Dr. Webster Pilcher, the neurosurgeon who had just been peeling away layers of Fabbio’s …

Health

Mid-surgery sax solo sounds success for retaining musical ability

An operating theater isn't somewhere you'd normally expect to see someone belt out a saxophone solo, and even if you did, you wouldn't peg the player …

The Brain

528 Hz, The Frequency of Love and Miracles

Everything in this Universe, including you, is vibrating at a frequency.<p>This is because you and everything around you is energy.<p>The energy of the …

Spirituality

Musician plays sax during surgery to remove brain tumor - Futurity

When musician Dan Fabbio had a tumor in an area of his brain responsible for music function, treatment involved playing the saxophone during surgery.

Health

Forget puzzles — if you want to improve your brain function, look to music

The brain-training is big business.<p>For companies like BrainHQ, Luminosity, and Cogmed, it's actually a multimillion dollar business that is expected to surpass $3 billion by 2020.<p>But do they actually benefit your brain?<p>Research doesn't believe so. In fact, the the University of Illinois determined …

The Brain

Watch mysterious man dressed as construction worker playing melodic piano in a Hong Kong shopping mall

A video of a mystery man in construction worker garb playing a piano in a Hong Kong shopping mall is doing the rounds on the internet, with viewers …

Hong Kong

The Benefits of Playing Music Help Your Brain More Than Any Other Activity

#4. Learning an instrument has showed an increase resilience to any age-related decline in hearing.<p>The brain-training is big business. For companies like BrainHQ, Luminosity, and Cogmed, it's actually a multimillion dollar business that is expected to surpass $3 billion by 2020. But, do the …

The Brain