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Subject:Re: musicians among us From:"Edwin Skau" <eddy -dot- skau -at- gmail -dot- com> To:"Tim Mantyla" <TimMantyla -at- nustep -dot- com> Date:Fri, 21 Dec 2007 10:47:03 +0530
IThis probably has something to do with the amount of discipline it demands.
On Dec 19, 2007 12:10 AM, Tim Mantyla <TimMantyla -at- nustep -dot- com> wrote:
> 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
> together...so 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
> > To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
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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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