Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Learn music

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Country Music Association is helping thousands of students learn music in school to the tune of $1.4 million.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • They say you cant teach an old dog new tricks. But can you teach an old guitarist new licks? How about an old nonguitarist — not even a musician? Gary Marcus isnt that old.
  • (NPR News)
  • But they may be surprised at just how young an age children are learning about music through active participation in classes.
  • (Observer Today)
  • This past summer, Zenph Sound Innovations had a problem. Zenph is a North Carolina-based company specializing in computer-generated "re-performances" of classic recordings with astounding results.
  • (Salon)
  • TakeLessons, the nations fastest growing music lessons provider, shares why musicians and bands need to perform live more often. The influence of Bob Dylan has been well-documented by music critics, and now its trickling down to younger generations.
  • (PR Inside)
  • The Legislature has funded other early learning programs like optional extended-day kindergarten Animated characters guide the study, sometimes including songs and music. All told, UPSTART has reached more than 3,000 homes since it began.
  • (Deseret News)
  • Toy tech brand LeapFrog is expanding its line-up of educational kiddy gadgets with a handheld, portable music player that looks like an iPod classic, but for pre-schoolers.
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  • easy-to-learn interface," wrote mobile review site Fierce Mobile Content recently, "Its also the rare app thats recommended for both aspiring music makers and accomplished soundscape programmers alike.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • O'Connor also oversees the university's Community Arts Academy, which provides opportunities for children and adults to take music lessons. Learning to play new instruments has given O'Connor a happier, healthier life, he says.
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  • There had to be a better way for students to learn the instrument, he thought. Perry eventually stopped teaching guitar and went to college.
  • (Dothan Eagle)

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