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Background Music with Homework? Part 1.

Next week I’m giving a lecture for schools in the UK titled ‘Study, Stress and Music’. I’ll be repeating this in Singapore the week after. ‘Study, Stress and Music’ is based on the knowledge that approximately 70% of school students

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Posted in Emotional intelligence, Multiple Intelligence, Music Education, Music psychology

Music and People Smart – Interpersonal Intelligence

This series of posts explores connections between music and other Gardner-listed multiple intelligences. This post follows on from a description of Music and Emotional Intelligence, and Music and Intra-Personal Intelligence. What good is math and spelling if the children cannot

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Posted in Emotional intelligence, Multiple Intelligence, Music Education, prep, primary

Music and Self-Smart – Intrapersonal Intelligence

This series of posts explores connections between music and other Gardner-listed multiple intelligences. This post follows on from a description of Music and Emotional Intelligence. Know thyself so that you can be yourself. The final aim is to be. –

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Music and Emotional Intelligence

This series of posts explores connections between music and other Gardner-listed multiple intelligences. My previous posts discussed  Music and the Body, Music and Nature, Music and Words, Music and Numbers, and Music and Pictures. In 2009 a report from the

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Posted in Multiple Intelligence, Music Education, prep, primary

Music and Pictures

This series of posts explores connections between music and other Gardner-type multiple intelligences. My previous posts introduced Music and Multiple Intelligence; Music and the Body, Music and Nature, Music and Words, and Music and Numbers. Roger Ulrich was involved with

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Posted in art, Multiple Intelligence, Music Education, pictures, prep, primary

Music in Modern China

In 2012 it was estimated that approximately 36 million Chinese children studied piano. Compare this to 6 million in the USA. Another 50 million study violin. These figures – and much of the content below were obtained from a journal article of the same

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Posted in China, Confucius, Multiple Intelligence, Music Education, primary

Music in Ancient China

In ancient times, the Chinese regarded music as an image of the universe. As the 3rdC B.C writer Lu Pu-We said “Music expresses the accord of Heaven and Earth and produces the harmony between men and spirits”.  The objective of

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Posted in ancient greece education, math, Multiple Intelligence, Music Education, primary