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Three tricks to singing better with children

When children sing, they’re learning language. But the right tempo and tone of voice are important factors for them to be able to sing along.

What is a pure tone?

Most of us can recognize when music is out of tune. Why can we hear this, and what exactly is a pure tone?

Cash's masculine vulnerability

In this in-depth interview, researcher Eirik Askerøi talks about how he interprets the musician Johnny Cash.

Why Jazz is so intoxicating

New research project gives a scientific explanation as to why improvised live jazz leaves such a lasting impression on its listeners.

Do you have composer genes?

Musical creativity is at least partly inheritable according to a new study.

Lo and Behold! Doctors dig Dylan

Medical researchers seem disposed to borrowing from Bob Dylan’s copious output of lyrics. This has resulted in papers with titles like “Knockin’ on pollen’s door”.

Mathematician will regulate your emotions with music

A mathematical model will help users of online music services to find the music that best suits their mood.

Discharge or diversion? How music helps us regulate our feelings

When it comes to tackling difficult emotions with music, women fare far better than men.

Film music captivates us

Sound and music in films do more than merely enhance our experience of a film's narrative. They can also affect the ways in which we perceive ourselves and how we act.

Norwegian fiddle music traditions in the USA die and evolve

Around 360 musicians emigrated from the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle districts to the United States. Nowadays interest extends beyond Norwegian descendants.