Musical scales may have developed because of our own cognitive limitations, specifically our own inability to hit the precise pitch when we sing.
A very rare musical, for the high school stage, opens in Crystal Lake, IL, this weekend. Like the musical La La Land, it’s a must-see.
The jazz band from Chicago’s Kenwood Academy performed on stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington this evening. Words fail me.
A few musicals are opening at high schools in Maryland, incl. Beauty & the Beast this weekend in Elkton & Owings Mills.
A volunteer at a Maryland h.s. has been charged with sexual assault. Police say he engaged in a sexual relationship with a female student in the band.
People who keep practicing for ~20 mins after they master a skill actually lock in that learning. New learning probably won’t interfere with it either.
From the White House, we’ve heard that certain fantasies are “alternative facts.” This might be acceptable in a high school musical.
Students decide early in life if they have any musical “talent,” and that predicts whether they take music classes later. They don’t see music ability as a skill.
At a Catholic high school, it’s easy to perform sacred music at a choir concert. Public schools, too, often perform sacred music. Good thing.
If you play a musical instrument (or two…), you response time to sensory stimuli may be faster than it is for non-musicians. No causation here, just an interesting correlation.