Music Gear News
Childhood music lessons 'improves hearing'
The research, which was conducted at Northwestern University in Illinois, found that even just playing the violin or piano for a few years could have a marked effect on people in adulthood.
It was noted that such individuals could process complex sounds better and were able to pick out particular sounds in noisy environments.
Professor Nina Kraus, who led the study, is quoted by the Telegraph as saying: "All these [previous] studies have been done on people who at the time of testing were still playing an instrument.
"This is really the first time that it has been demonstrated that in the more typical scenario - where someone has played a musical instrument for a number of years in childhood but then stopped - that prior training has a long-lasting effect on how their nervous system responds to sound."
The findings were reported in the Journal of Neuroscience.
The team are now carrying out a second study aimed at finding out whether different instruments shape the brain in different ways.
Published by AWPosted on 22 Aug 2012 16:39 to category : Instruments News
Related Music News
Owners of selected Nord products can now download the Mozart Fortepiano and Beethoven Broadwood sounds for free.
Digitech DOD team up with boutique pedal company Shoe Pedals to create one of the most versatile overdrives around.
Teenage Engineering has produced another three portable synth models to add to its already hugely successful line of pocket synthesizers.
The TRIO represents a massive step forward in Band Creator Pedal evolution by providing the ability add sync'd loops to the automatically generated drums and bass.
Teenage Engineering offer insight into the new OP-Z - a wireless 16 track multitimbral synthesizer
Zoom unveil revolutionary production / performance tool in the shape of the ARQ.
Recent Music News
Fancy showing off your guitar skills to the masses on Sky Arts' second series of Guitar Star?
Order a Sennheiser evolution wireless D1 pack between 21.1.16 and 30.6.16 and receive a free rechargeable battery pack upon registration.
The latest update from Ableton also features Push controller improvements, bug fixes and additional support for Link technology.
Snareweight - the fastest way to get your snare drum sounding its best.
ROLI Seaboard products now come bundled with Bitwig 8-Track digital audio workstation.
Fender add to their extensive catalogue of excellent musical instruments with the all new Paramount Series acoustic guitars.