Music training boosts the brain

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Bungle, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. Bungle

    Bungle Member

    From BBC web site - Canadian scientists have found in studies that children who took music lessons for a year performed better on memory tests.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/5362670.stm

    Whether this is true or not (my memory is getting hopeless), probably now is the time to get some publicity out about your youth bands, refering to this study.
     
  2. TIMBONE

    TIMBONE Active Member

    For many years, musicians involved in education have argued the knock on effect of music in a person's learning ability, beneffiting them in every other subject. Besides memory, this includes decision making and problem solving, working as a team, organisational skills and mental discipline. This argument has always fallen on deaf ears, probably because there was no scientific evidence to support it. When the 'National Curriculum' was being 'created' by the Tories back in the 1980's, Music failed in it's attempt to become compulsory at Key Stage 4 - in fact, it is said that if the Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher had not been out of the country when final decisions were made, Music would not even have been in the National Curriculum at all.
     

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