Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Benefits of Music Therapy in Fighting Depression


At Newport Academy, teens learn to acknowledge and express their deep-rooted emotions through making and listening to music, and spend time playing music together.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

How Do Birds Learn to Sing? - Partha P. Mitra


A brown thrasher knows a thousand songs. A wood thrush can sing two pitches at once. A mockingbird can match the sounds around it — including car alarms. These are just a few of the 4,000 species of songbirds. How do these birds learn songs? How do they know to mimic the songs of their own species? Are they born knowing how to sing? Partha P. Mitra illuminates the beautiful world of birdsong.

Lesson by Partha P. Mitra, animation by TED-Ed.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Musical Highway | Crowd Control


Road contractors engineered an ingenious and melodic way to encourage drivers to obey the speed limit.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Sunday, February 18, 2018

The Coin Flip Conundrum - Po-Shen Loh


When you flip a coin to make a decision, there's an equal chance of getting heads and tails. What if you flipped two coins repeatedly, so that one option would win as soon as two heads showed up in a row on that coin, and one option would win as soon as heads was immediately followed by tails on the other? Would each option still have an equal chance? Po-Shen Loh describes the counterintuitive math behind this question.

Lesson by Po-Shen Loh, animation by Augenblick Studios.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Coolest Concert Ever? Hear Ice Instruments Play Beautiful Music | Short Film Showcase


Peek into the magical world of Ice Music in this short film from P2 Photography. Introduced by American ice sculptor Tim Linhart, musicians play hand-carved ice instruments inside a glowing igloo concert hall.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Positive Psychological Effects of Music - Benefits of Making and Listening to Music


Learn about the positive benefits of listening to music and the creative psychological effects of creating music in this educational animation. Tons of people listen to hundreds of songs a day for lots of reasons, but this video will break down why we do, and reasons we should keep listening to music. Music has tons of effects on the brain, and a book title “Music and the Mind” is a great resource for more information.

Monday, February 12, 2018

A One-Man Musical Phenomenon | Jacob Collier


Jacob Collier is a one-man band and force of nature. In a dynamic, colorful performance, he recreates the magical room at his home in London where he produces music, performing three songs in which he sings every part and plays every instrument -- accompanied by kaleidoscopic visuals that take cues from the music and grow in real time.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Parlor Size Guitars At Mozart Einstein & Me


Stan talks about the Parlor size guitar which is the perfect size for many students and players

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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!"

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Why is NASA Sending a Spacecraft to a Metal World? - Linda T. Elkins-Tanton


In 2026, an unmanned NASA spacecraft is scheduled to arrive at 16 Psyche, a massive, metallic asteroid floating somewhere between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Why is NASA so interested in this heavy metal asteroid? Are we going to mine all that metal, or build a giant space magnet? Linda T. Elkins-Tanton explains how the real answer can be found right under our feet.

Lesson by Linda T. Elkins-Tanton, animation by Eoin Duffy.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Story Cubes Game Is Challenging And Fun!


Stan shows off a new game called Story Cubes where you have to make up a story for what figures show up on the cubes. It is available in many different versions. Also available in a 9-pack version.

https://mozarteinsteinme.com/

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!"

Friday, February 2, 2018

Renée Fleming's Brain Scan: Understanding Music and the Mind


The National Institutes of Health studies the mind of one of the world's greatest singers, Renée Fleming. NIH Director Francis Collins speaks to the ongoing efforts to better understand the processes and impact of music in the brain.

Sound Health is an ongoing collaboration between the Kennedy Center and the NIH, in association with the National Endowment for the Arts, that seeks to explore the intersection between music, the brain and wellness. Spearheaded by Artistic Advisor at Large Renée Fleming, Sound Health brings together leading researchers, music therapists and arts practitioners to better understand the impact of arts on the mind and body.