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How To Read Music – Tim Hansen


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


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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