I was listening to NPR this morning and they were talking about the way in which bird song inspired Vivaldi’s musical composition.  I’ve always enjoyed Vivaldi, but hadn’t considered how much the flute sounds like bird song.  It was interesting to listen to the composers music with that thought in mind.  They also mentioned this website www.birdnote.org which has interesting things about birds and the environment.  It also has sound so you can hear the song.  Check it out if you are interested in the subject.  I love those little goldfinches!

I used to have my daughter listen to classical music when she was doing her homework. I have read various studies that show that classical music is so comlex it unleashes creativity and allows your brain to function at a different level.  Music in general, works on a deep subconscious level to stimulate and enhance the mind & body.  Dr. Alfred Tomatis was one of the researchers who suggested that by listening to Mozart you could boost your IQ by 8-9 points. Then later a classical musician Don Campbell familiarized the research and wrote a book called the Mozart effect, and how it can heal the brain, and strengthen the mind. And for those of you who are skeptics, they actually have an article that says just the opposite on the site www.skeptic.com

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