RE: musicians among us

Subject: RE: musicians among us
From: Tim Mantyla <TimMantyla -at- nustep -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2007 13:40:33 -0500

I read somewhere that music training helps people do better in school.
IMHO, learning and playing music makes people more intelligent,
analytical/logical and creative because:

1. music activates emotions while using the parts of the brain that
require math, logic, creativity, analysis and other brain areas working it helps you feel while learning--a powerful combination
2. it requires new brain connections created to learn music--another
3. the more connections, the more intelligence/creativity/analytic

I'm sure there's more to it, but I'm a little sleep-deprived to figure it
all out.

This is ammunition for avoiding cutting music out of schools' budgets.
Also, learning more languages prevents Alzheimer's according to a current
theory, for the same reasons above. (Have you heard of many famous
musicians w/ Alzheimer's? I have not.)


> From: "Ladonna Weeks" <ladonna -dot- weeks -at- comtrak -dot- com>

> I had one boss that looked for music majors for her help-desk positions
> because her experience showed her that music majors were good with
> computers.
> Ladonna Weeks
> <mailto:ladonna -dot- weeks -at- comtrak -dot- com> ladonna -dot- weeks -at- comtrak -dot- com
> 314-895-7674
> cell: 314-210-1652

> Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2007 11:05:32 -0800
> From: "Ron Hearn" <RHearn -at- cucbc -dot- com>
> Subject: RE: musicians among us
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> A programming manager once told me that musicians did well as
> programmers, he attributed to the ability to deal with abtract concepts.
> Jazz musicians, for example, play with and change the relationships
> between notes and chords. I've also heard it said that music is the
> sound that math makes.
> Ron Hearn

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