MAGIC NUMBER: 66

After discussing with another musician today. I have set upon the challenge/experiment of practising first thing every morning for the next 66 days to formulate a habit…… what this means is that the practise formation will take my brain wave state from beta wave 13-38 hz to alpha 8-13 hz which only really occurs once … More MAGIC NUMBER: 66

Luke Potter – student makes record after signing Sony record deal

http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/musician_luke_potter_celebrating_debut_single_after_signing_sony_record_deal_1_4943480     Luke Potter, aged 25, has been writing music since he was 16 and will release his debut single, called Something More, tomorrow (Friday). Luke, who went to Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College, said: “It is an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. “I never thought anything like this would happen.” Luke’s talent was first noticed … More Luke Potter – student makes record after signing Sony record deal

Geek File – Warning heavy doses of maths and science contained within -Awareness of sound and Multi Dimensional Scaling

As I sit in St Georges concert hall, I hear the anticipatory opening of Brahms first symphony in C minor, a piece that took Brahms 14 years to write. It commences lento, deceiving the listener before an aggressive allegro begins. Despite comparisons being made, and in fact the piece being dubbed “Beethoven’s 10th”, the orchestration … More Geek File – Warning heavy doses of maths and science contained within -Awareness of sound and Multi Dimensional Scaling

Controversial thought coming up….. Could listening to music go some way towards the prevention of cancer………..? MUSIC: MOOD & AROUSAL (p.s and its free, mostly) – Synonyms: activation, animating, arousal, awaking, birth, enlivening, incitement, kindling, provocation, rebirth, renewal, revival, rousing, stimulation, stirring up, vivication, waking, waking up Antonyms: sleep, sleeping, Main Entry: eroticism Part of Speech: noun Definition: sexual excitement Synonyms: arousal, libido, lust, stimulation, titillation Main Entry: inspirationPart of Speech: noun Definition: idea, stimulus Synonyms: afflatus, animus, approach, arousal, awakening, brainchild, brainstorm*, creativity, deep think, elevation, encouragement, enthusiasm, exaltation, fancy, flash*, genius, hunch, illumination, impulse, incentive, inflatus, influence, insight, motivation, motive, muse, notion, revelation, rumble, spark, spur, stimulation, thought, vision, whim Main Entry: titillation Part of Speech: noun Definition: tickling Synonyms: arousal, excitement, exhilaration, stimulation, thrill Main Entry: erotism Part of Speech: noun Definition: desire Synonyms: amativeness, amorousness, arousal, concupiscence, eroticism, libidinousness, lust, lustfulnession,

So…….. previously we discovered, in a laboratory kingdom far far away, that some clever dudes; (amongst a few others), Chabris, Hetland and Pietschnig, through a set of 3 meta analysis, proved that there was in fact a direct correlation between listening to Mozart’s music and and improvement on visuo spatial and spatial temporal tasks (that … More Controversial thought coming up….. Could listening to music go some way towards the prevention of cancer………..? MUSIC: MOOD & AROUSAL (p.s and its free, mostly) – Synonyms: activation, animating, arousal, awaking, birth, enlivening, incitement, kindling, provocation, rebirth, renewal, revival, rousing, stimulation, stirring up, vivication, waking, waking up Antonyms: sleep, sleeping, Main Entry: eroticism Part of Speech: noun Definition: sexual excitement Synonyms: arousal, libido, lust, stimulation, titillation Main Entry: inspirationPart of Speech: noun Definition: idea, stimulus Synonyms: afflatus, animus, approach, arousal, awakening, brainchild, brainstorm*, creativity, deep think, elevation, encouragement, enthusiasm, exaltation, fancy, flash*, genius, hunch, illumination, impulse, incentive, inflatus, influence, insight, motivation, motive, muse, notion, revelation, rumble, spark, spur, stimulation, thought, vision, whim Main Entry: titillation Part of Speech: noun Definition: tickling Synonyms: arousal, excitement, exhilaration, stimulation, thrill Main Entry: erotism Part of Speech: noun Definition: desire Synonyms: amativeness, amorousness, arousal, concupiscence, eroticism, libidinousness, lust, lustfulnession,

The Mozart Effect

  In this blog I will be looking to explore the effects of music on the brain and in particular the Mozart effect. This is a brief introduction and may spark some interest, in which case please comment below to find out more. It will be a useful insight for those undergoing an academic music … More The Mozart Effect

Kris Nock started playing trumpet at the age of 8 in a Bristol based marching band, and continued to perform with them over the span of 12 years, winning numerous National and European Championship titles. During this period, Kris also performed with Vintage Percussion, an Indoor Percussion Ensemble from Bristol UK, and taught as a … More