"Music, being identical with heaven, isn't a thing of momentary thrills, or even hourly ones. It's a condition of eternity."
~Gustav Holst [HT: Squilt Music]
"You can study orchestration, you can study harmony and theory and everything else, but melodies come straight from God. There's really no technique for melodies."
~ Quincy Jones, producer/arranger [HT: Jim Weiss]
"What we found was the more a child trained on an instrument," Hudziak told the Washington Post, "it accelerated cortical organization in attention skill, anxiety management and emotional control."
“We’ve added a critical new chapter to the story about music and education,” says Kraus. “Due to the overlap between neural circuits dedicated to speech and music, and the distributed network of cognitive, sensorimotor, and reward circuits engaged during music making, it would appear that music training is a particularly potent driver of experience-dependent plasticity in the brain that influences processing of sound related to academics.”
In The Ragamuffin Gospel, Brennan Manning said, “Quite simply, our deep gratitude to Jesus Christ is manifested…in our deep and delicate respect for one another.” Artistry cannot be objectified as something entirely separate from the person, not if it’s good and thoughtful work. Scribbles are scribbles, after all, but the pouring out of a person’s heart should not be taken lightly. The gift reflects and reveals the giver. And the giver reflects the Giver, in both image and art.
:: How Art Can Help You Analyze by Amy E. Herman [Ted-Ed]
The benefits of art study are numerous and complex, but this entertaining and short video highlights a practical benefit not often considered.
This is oh, so fun. I need this book to look at on those rough days when nothing is in its place.
“The Dress” brouhaha that made its rounds on social media disturbed me. How can it be possible that people see colors that differently? This article is fascinating.
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