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How To Read Music – Tim Hansen

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Like an actor's script, a sheet of music instructs a musician what to play (the pitch) and when to play it (the rhythm). Sheet music may look complicated, but once you've gotten the hang of a few simple elements like notes, bars and time signatures, you're ready to rock. This five minute video covers the most basic elements of written music.

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How Playing An Instrument Benefits Your Brain

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When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. 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.

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