Category Archives: Music/Art

Playing Music: A Full Workout for the Brain

Below is a video by Anita Collins that explains how playing music lights up the entire brain, affecting the visual, auditory, and motor cortices. The video discusses the benefits of music learning, playing music, and the advantages musicians have, the … Continue reading

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DRUYAN Fantasy Adventure Novel — Cover Preview and Time-Lapse

I’m super excited. This week, I received my new book cover artwork for my upcoming fantasy adventure novel, DRUYAN. This is what the cover looks like. DRUYAN will be launched at the Words in the Park Book Fair & Sale … Continue reading

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Music Education: The Advantages Of Math

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The physiological substantiation on the application of the digital system for coding and decoding of a melody is the following: children begin their contact with digits already in preschool age, when they are taught to count,…

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Let’s Talk About Music Licensing

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If you’re new to the world of making music, licensing could be a bit confusing for you. However, not only is it important at the music creator level, it is also pivotal to how the entire…

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About Music Lyrics and Copyright Law

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Songwriters and musicians. Nothing’s more important than learning the truth about Music Lyrics and Copyright Law. In this short video, business lawyer Myron Mallia-Dare recounts the subject. A songwriter asked a question. He wanted to know…

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How Do You Like My Sandy Beach? A Song

How do you like my sandy beach When the wind is dancing in the waves? Two thousand miles may change the land, But no distance can change you. Moonbeams tumble off the snow On the whitecaps of the jagged Rockies, … Continue reading

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Experiencing Edmonton

Several months ago, I wrote Harbinger of Winter Does Not Stop Festival, showcasing Edmonton, Alberta–Canada’s Festival City, known for its culture and history. Edmonton is North America’s most northern major city. It offers all the conveniences and events of urban … Continue reading

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Death to the Old Year: Music Video

One of my all-time favourite arrangements and videos is 2Cellos’ They Don’t Care About Us–Michael Jackson [Official Video]. Hopefully, you didn’t self-destruct during the pre-Christmas frenzy. Now you can relax–maybe play some chess–as we burn up the old year.

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When a Writer Catches Wind of Weather in Music

The article How Weather Influenced the Music of the ’60s and Beyond (Songwriting News, SongSmith, Nov. 16, 2016), reblogged on this site, discusses a time “when music was heavily influenced by the weather.” I’ve always been a weather person even … Continue reading

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How Weather Influenced the Music of the ’60s and Beyond

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The 1960s has gone down as one of the most pivotal and revolutionizing decades as far as pop and rock music are concerned. From The Rolling Stones and The Beatles to Bob Dylan and The Supremes,…

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