The immeasurable benefits of music

Last night my step-daughter and I watched a concert on YouTube (we have WiFi in our kitchen and a pretty good TV). The concert we watched was Pepe Romero (a fantastic classical guitarist) playing the Concierto de Aranjuez, accompanied by a symphony orchestra. It was a wonderful experience—watching and listening to great musicians make great […]

Read more "The immeasurable benefits of music"

Bilingual babies are better at detecting musical sounds, research shows

Exposure to multiple languages may sharpen infants’ music sensitivity in the first year after birth, new research has found. Compared to infants learning one language (monolinguals), those who grow up with more than one language (bilinguals/multilinguals) are more sensitive to the subtle pitch variations in language. To understand whether such sensitivity is specific to language […]

Read more "Bilingual babies are better at detecting musical sounds, research shows"