Composing : Music and connecting...around the world. by Pamela Jaye Smith

Pamela Jaye Smith

Music and connecting...around the world.

"Music is not a universal language...music let's us connect without language." http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/06/150629162221.htm

Humans around the world dance to the same beat: Study reveals a common beat in global music
Humans around the world dance to the same beat: Study reveals a common beat in global music
A new study carried out by the University of Exeter and Tokyo University of the Arts has found that songs from around the world tend to share features, including a strong rhythm, that enable coordinat…
Jonathan Price

I've always wondered why researchers never made a bigger deal about the pentatonic scale. You can find the pentatonic in almost every culture's folk music. Also, that stone-age flute that was recorded last year was pentatonic.

Stage 32 Staff - Julie

Great share Pamela Jaye, great to see you in the lounge. Check out the post below from Timothy Andrew Edwards - he's our guest today for our free On Stage with RB webinar, hope you all can join! https://www.stage32.com/blog/Guests-Announced-for-On-Stage-With-RB-Webinar

Bruce Bray

I've always thought this personally. Beats and chants have always driven music, no matter what genre or flavor you are listening to . It is the heartbeat (pun intended) of music itself. It's a connecting dot. I personally cannot listen to music when I go to sleep, because I start analyzing it or dissecting its' individual parts. As such, if you are eclectic and listen to many different types of music, you always discover the patterns, no matter how complex or simplistic the music is. I LOVE THIS POST!

Brian Gaber

Pamela, Thanks for the post. I found the article fascinating. There is a great book by Oliver Sacks called Musicophilia. It examines music from a neuroscience perspective.

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