Thursday, November 16, 2017

Watch a Prodigy Create -- From Four Notes in a Hat


60 Minutes pulls four musical notes out of hat, and young composer Alma Deutscher takes off, improvising a piano sonata in under a minute

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Why Do People Like Sad Music


Research from the Tokyo University of the Arts and the RIKEN Brain Science Institute, shows that listening to sad music might make people feel happier.

Sad music is just as popular as happy music - but why?

Research from the Tokyo University of the Arts and the RIKEN Brain Science Institute, shows that listening to sad music might make people feel happier.

The researchers played two sad songs and one happier sounding song, and had the subjects rate how the songs emotionally affected them.

The songs were also played with switched keys, having the major key pieces played in a minor key and vice versa.

Professor Ai Kawakami, who worked on the study wrote: "Music that is perceived as sad actually induces romantic emotion as well as sad emotion. And people, regardless of their musical training, experience this ambivalent emotion to listen to the sad music."

When people listen to music they are also aware that it is not reality, but an artistic interpretation of emotion rather than a true life event, like being emotionally affected by a tragic play or film.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Can You Solve the Egg Drop Riddle? - Yossi Elran


The city has just opened its one-of-a-kind Faberge Egg Museum, with a single egg displayed on each floor of a 100-story building -- and the world’s most notorious jewel thief already has her eyes on the prize. Can you help the thief formulate a plan that will drop the most expensive egg she can get safely into her waiting truck? Yossi Elran shows how.

Lesson by Yossi Elran, directed by Artrake Studio.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Worry Eaters Gobble Up Children's Worries


Kids shouldn't have worries keeping them awake when they need their sleep. Worry Eaters is a fun way to help put those worries to bed by transferring them to the toy as Stan demonstrates. Might not be a bad idea for we adults to do the same!

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At Mozart Einstein & Me, we have one of the largest selections of right-brain enhancing learning tools and games, along with unique gifts, most of which have been created in Europe. It is always changing based on our latest finds while holding on to outstanding best sellers. Most of the gifts and learning tools and games in our store are under $20, so they are perfect for birthday parties, gifts for young children all the way to adults.

We also have unique greeting cards, inexpensive artwork, music boxes, and a thousand more things, along with all of our musical offerings such as guitars, accessories, sheet music, strings, ukeleles, and a lot more. Come check it out for yourself, and see if you don’t say, “This is my favorite new store!"

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

There Are Many Benefits to Learning an Instrument


There are so many advantages to learning to play an instrument. The benefits are many, and can carry many years into your life. Whether young or old, it is a worthwhile investment of our time to undertake the fun task of learning to play.

First of all, the research shows that exposing children to music, and music training, can improve a childs' reading age, their IQ, and it affects the development of certain areas of the brain. Adults who learn and practice an instrument, are helping their minds to stay alert and focused. And there is evidence that it helps the memory.

Those who practice an instrument are teaching themselves to be disciplined as well. For you must set aside time to work on your new skills, which can be rewarding and fun in itself. And self-discipline is an area every person can use improvement in. And carries into every other area of our lives. Music can be a great way to relieve stress. We have all had those days that our stress level is elevated, and the right song can soothe us, and help to relieve some stress. And there is something even better about hearing that music come from an instrument that you are playing.

There is a great sense of achievement in playing tunes on your own instrument. It may not happen overnight, but the dedication and work involved adds to the great feeling you get when that music comes to life by your own hands. Yes, it is hard work, but it is also a lot of fun. And it is very rewarding as well.


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Monday, November 6, 2017

Where Do Math Symbols Come From? - John David Walters


Math is full of symbols: lines, dots, arrows, English letters, Greek letters, superscripts, subscripts ... it can look like an illegible jumble. Where did all of these symbols come from? John David Walters shares the origins of mathematical symbols, and illuminates why they’re still so important in the field today. 

Lesson by John David Walters, directed by Chris Bishop.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Behunin Pottery Makes Unique Gifts


Mozart, Einstein & Me carries a line of Behunin Pottery that makes unique gifts that are sure to please. We have two stores in the SF Bay area in Livermore and Benicia CA.

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At Mozart Einstein & Me, we have one of the largest selections of right-brain enhancing learning tools and games, along with unique gifts, most of which have been created in Europe. It is always changing based on our latest finds while holding on to outstanding best sellers. Most of the gifts and learning tools and games in our store are under $20, so they are perfect for birthday parties, gifts for young children all the way to adults.

We also have unique greeting cards, inexpensive artwork, music boxes, and a thousand more things, along with all of our musical offerings such as guitars, accessories, sheet music, strings, ukeleles, and a lot more. Come check it out for yourself, and see if you don’t say, “This is my favorite new store!"