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On August 18th…
"1962, Ringo Starr made his debut with The Beatles at the horticultural society Dance, Birkenhead, England, having had a two-hour rehearsal in preparation. This was the first appearance of The Beatles as the world would come to know them: John, Paul, George, and Ringo"
From www.thisdayinmusic.com

On August 18th…

"1962, Ringo Starr made his debut with The Beatles at the horticultural society Dance, Birkenhead, England, having had a two-hour rehearsal in preparation. This was the first appearance of The Beatles as the world would come to know them: John, Paul, George, and Ringo"

From www.thisdayinmusic.com

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Neurologic Music Therapy Infographic

via ThriveMusicTherapy.com

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neuromorphogenesis:

How playing an instrument benefits your brain

Recent research about the mental benefits of playing music has many applications, such as music therapy for people with emotional problems, or helping to treat the symptoms of stroke survivors and Alzheimer’s patients. But it is perhaps even more significant in how much it advances our understanding of mental function, revealing the inner rhythms and complex interplay that make up the amazing orchestra of our brain.
Did you know that every time musicians pick up their instruments, there are fireworks going off all over their brain? On the outside they may look calm and focused, reading the music and making the precise and practiced movements required. But inside their brains, there’s a party going on.

From the TED-Ed lesson How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins

Animation by Sharon Colman Graham

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5 Amazing Music Tattoos

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After a snowboarding accident left him with a traumatic brain injury three years ago, Forrest Allen of Middleburg, Va., struggled to walk and speak again. His perseverance and natural charisma swept a whole community along with him, and now he’s graduating from high school and has co-written a musical.

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A non-profit organization that provides New York city schools with full-time music teachers says it’s found that music class can lead to higher English and math scores.

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A boost in music funding for schools in England will give more students the opportunity to participate in music programs

"Education Minister Nick Gibb said: ‘No education can be complete without the arts and music playing a central role. That is why we established music hubs to replace a patchy service and ensure every child is given the opportunity to learn an instrument.’"

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