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Bob Dylan’s poetry has its roots in the Bible

Musician and 2016 Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan surprised many people with his evangelical Christian period. But the poet has been inspired by Christianity throughout his career, even in his protest songs.

How music listening effects the climate

CD listening has been replaced by music streaming. Has the change in music consumption been good for the climate? The answer might surprise you.

Song and music helps patients with dementia

Music therapy reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression among persons with dementia, according to a review of several studies.

Getting in the groove at music festivals

Festivalgoers are drawn in by the great atmosphere. But what creates that atmosphere?

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”.