How playing an instrument benefits your brain.

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by rowuk, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. Bochawa!!!

    Bochawa!!! Forte User

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    Hey, thanks Rowuk!
     
  2. Reedman1

    Reedman1 Piano User

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    So - the brain activity thing - this is also true for punk and rap?
     
  3. bumblebee

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    Well I suppose the intent is to describe the benefits of playing music...

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  4. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, it works for punks that got a bum rap too.........

    I personally distinguish between music and entertainment. Music can also be entertaining, its art form is not based on acceptance by the masses. Entertainment however can but must not necessarily have musical elements.

    There is very high quality punk and rap that most certainly qualifies as "music".
     
  5. bumblebee

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    Can you please give some examples?

    Thanks,
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  6. Reedman1

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    Just so. And a lot of orchestral, chamber, choral "music" that fits the letter of the definition but not the spirit.
     
  7. Sethoflagos

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    A bit trollish imho :-)
     
  8. bumblebee

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    Well I suppose music is in the ear of the listener. A few examples of what posters mean when they write some rap/punk is music (which I am not contesting, merely optimistically questioning) or that some orchestral, chamber and choral doesn't fit the spirit of the word music would be informative.

    Some of the stuff I really like (such as "Symphonic Metamorphosis on a theme by Carl Maria von Weber" by Paul Hindemith) some of my family reckons is just noise. Another family member likes Johnny Rotten, but I find it a bit hard to take.

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  9. Reedman1

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    Sorry, not meant as such. Just noting that music that fits a more traditional mold can be just as vapid as entertainment that isn't very musical. But vapid or not, I imagine that as long as you're the one doing it, your brain still gets a workout.
     
  10. Sethoflagos

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    No offence taken. I've tried very hard in the past to find something to enjoy in string quartets, but it's pretty darned elusive. Like Bumblebee, Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphoses are for me, about as good as it gets. But then one of my favourite rock albums is 'Never Mind the B******ks' so what do I know.
     

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