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Can Music Lessons Reduce Aggression?

Posted by Casey Thomas on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 @ 10:31 AM

In the article below, I found myself pondering the question, "Can music lessons really reduce aggressions in individuals?" 

Many of us enjoy reading or writing books, practicing and playing a given sport, or even mastering or inventing ideas you might have. In doing so, you are able to release the ability and the drive to move forward in life through the gift of creativity. This also releases the ability to change your feelings, your mood and your outlook on life and the individuals you intereact with.

This article moved me. Thought it best to share. It's kind of amazing how music drives us. This is just another way of looking at its power. Enjoy!

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What Makes A Happy Song Happy?

Posted by Anthony Miller on Fri, Nov 02, 2012 @ 11:25 AM

Music moves us.  When we hear a song, it stirs emotions inside of us.  Often time, seconds after a song starts, a memory pops into my head.  For many of us that love music, we have written a soundtrack of our lives.  The sad times, the good times, moments that changed how we feel and think.  But, is there a science to the emotion of music?  Chris Gaylord of The Christian Science Monitor writes:

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Overcoming Songwriter's Block

Posted by Anthony Miller on Fri, Oct 19, 2012 @ 07:23 PM

Finding inspiration can often be harder than finding rain during a Texas summer. Not knowing when or where your next song, essay, or poem will come from, can make completion seem like a far-off dream.  Chris Bolton, musician and songwriter, offers some advice:

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Killer Songwriting Lesson from Paramount!

Posted by Samantha Thomas on Wed, Jan 11, 2012 @ 05:50 PM

Songwriting Lesson: Hooks Make Hits. Make Sure Your Songs Have Great Ones!

"If you as a songwriter aren't paying attention to hooks when you write, it's time you re-thought how you work. Most writers are familiar with the "hook." It's the part of a song usually repeated over and over — the phrase that listeners sing along with and remember most about the song. Hooks are super important in creating radio hits, and as the following points out, important when it comes to getting your music in film and on television.

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