Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Article

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2015-05-11

"String Players’ Brains are “Special”"

"One of the earlier studies conducted using young string students explored a small group of nine students comprised of 6 violinists, 2 cellists, and 1 guitarist, compared with 6 similarly aged young students without musical training.  ...  the researchers hypothesized that mental imaging would differ between string players and non-musicians, causing greater brain development."

What about singers?  What is the term made up I hear non-singing music instructors used ... "falsetto" where "you're not really singing" even?  Is there a certification that if you play a musical instrument, as opposed to singing, that you are really playing music, though if you sing it does not necessarily mean you have enough music capability?  Classical singers, it seems, can find harder literature than people think.

"Strengthening of these brain regions also caused a “dipole movement,” a shift in brain locations used to represent the finger movements. [1] The degree of change was related to the age of beginning study; string players who began at an earlier age showed the largest development. Interestingly, the amount of time the player practiced did not appear to relate to the brain changes."

Well, I was in gymnastics, so I just realized I used both hands.  I used both hands to play piano starting at age 9.

My Comment

I feel like I was held back by my fault for a time but by my world from being able to develop. I  started piano at 9, singing younger, and violin later, age 18 and 29+. I also want to do a German college program and move to Germany. It feels like my life was a waste and went astray. I actually felt that doing things like music help for awhile in other things, but other things help with music.

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