Why We Need Orchestras
Orchestras are a vital part of America's musical landscape and civic life. They are active in all 50 states, serving communities large and small - providing free performances, educational programs, and more. And today's orchestras are shifting expectations by using new technologies in a variety of spaces for diverse audiences.
Play video Kanye, deconstructed: The human voice as the ultimate instrument
Kanye, deconstructed: The human voice as the ultimate instrument
Kanye West's music orbits around the power and flexibility of the human voice. Special thanks to Martin Connor. More of his hip hop analysis can be found here: http://www.rapanalysis.com/ Here's a spotify playlist for some select Kanye West tracks. https://open.spotify.com/user/estellecaswell/playlist/4We6iitXGS13jnzujboBHe http://www.vox.com/2016/9/1/12735222/kanye-west-human-voice-instrument Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o
Play video The Scientific Power of Music
The Scientific Power of Music
TWEET IT: http://clicktotweet.com/SR316 Is music humanity's drug of choice? What is the mysterious power behind it's ability to captivate, stimulate and keep us coming back for more? Find out the scientific explanation of how a simple mixture of sound frequencies can affect your brain and body, and why it's not all that different than a drug like cocaine. Written and created by Mitchell Moffit (twitter @mitchellmoffit) and Gregory Brown (twitter @whalewatchmeplz). TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/AsapSCIENCE FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/AsapSCIENCE Music by Mitchell Moffit http://www.mitchellmoffit.com http://www.twitter.com/mitchellmoffit http://www.facebook.com/mitchellmoffit Art by Gregory and Mitchell http://www.gregorybrownart.tumblr.com http://www.twitter.com/whalewatchmeplz Some Sources --- Dopamine Release during Music: 1) http://bit.ly/lLSWFN 2) http://bit.ly/eZZNVi Emotional Response to Music: 3) http://bit.ly/NbowZP Cocaine and Your Brain: 4) http://bit.ly/NBKdOB
Play video The secret rhythm behind Radiohead's "Videotape"
The secret rhythm behind Radiohead's "Videotape"
Welcome to Vox Pop: Earworm! In my first episode of Earworm, I speak with Warren Lain. He's a Radiohead fan who also happens to be an incredibly talented musician and music teacher. In December 2016 he uploaded a 38 minute video to YouTube about a Radiohead song that I deeply love, "Videotape." He had been thinking about the music theory behind this seemingly simple song for the better part of a decade. The reason? “Videotape”, a slow rhythmically monotonous song, is actually syncopated. I’m joined also by Erin Barra, a professor at Berklee College of Music, who helped Warren and I explain this musical illusion. Warren’s video can be found right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvKhtFXPswk Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o
Play video Can Music Improve Athletic Performance?
Can Music Improve Athletic Performance?
Can music act as a performance enhancing drug? DAILY EPISODES, answering your burning questions. Watch 5 episodes before anybody else: http://bit.ly/1n5llRo Use the hashtag #ScienceSays to share your burning Olympic questions! Special thanks to the CBC for supporting this series. SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/10kWnZ7 FOLLOW US: Instagram and Twitter: @whalewatchmeplz and @mitchellmoffit Clickable: http://bit.ly/16F1jeC and http://bit.ly/15J7ube Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1fjWszw Twitter: http://bit.ly/1d84R71 Tumblr: http://bit.ly/1amIPjF Vine: Search "AsapSCIENCE" on vine! Written and created by Mitchell Moffit (twitter @mitchellmoffit) and Gregory Brown (twitter @whalewatchmeplz). Further Reading / References: Effects of Synchronous Music on 400-Metre Sprint Performance http://dspace.brunel.ac.uk/bitstream/2438/1053/1/JSS%20Synchronous%20Music%20Article%202006.pdf
Play video How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins
How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins
View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-playing-an-instrument-benefits-your-brain-anita-collins When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What's going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians' brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout. Lesson by Anita Collins, animation by Sharon Colman Graham.
Play video Earworms: Those songs that get stuck in your head - Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis
Earworms: Those songs that get stuck in your head - Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis
View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/earworms-those-songs-that-get-stuck-in-your-head-elizabeth-hellmuth-margulis↵↵Have you ever been waiting in line at the grocery store, innocently perusing the magazine rack, when a song pops into your head? Not the whole song, but a fragment of it that plays and replays until you find yourself unloading the vegetables in time to the beat? Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis explores earworms — a cognitive phenomenon that plagues over 90% of people at least once a week.↵↵Lesson by Elizabeth Margulis, animation by Artrake Studio.