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They’ve Found Your Brain On Music February 10, 2016 - According to an article in the Boston Globe, a sophisticated brain imaging technique has detected a specific area that fires off when a person listens to music. One fascinating finding is that this part of the brain is entirely separate from the part devoted to speech – suggesting the possibility that the functional purpose of … Continue reading
Slowing down and speeding up audio January 9, 2016 - If you use rehearsal audio of any kind to learn your choir music, you may be interested in some software which one of Tom Benjamin’s acquaintances told him about. Called The Amazing Slow-Downer, its purpose is to allow you to change the speed (or the key) of a recording
Preview of Spring, 2016 January 1, 2016 - Happy New Year, Choir Family! We have a whole bunch of music coming this Spring – much of it very high energy. If you’ve been a choir person at UUCC for awhile, you’ll recognize almost all of it. I got my choir binder early last night, and I’m sharing the repertoire sheet with you HERE.
Posted today on the UU Musician’s Network: December 30, 2015 - *C, E-flat, and G go into a bar. The bartender says, “Sorry, but we don’t serve minors.” So E-flat leaves, and C and G have an open fifth between them. After a few drinks, the fifth is diminished, and G is out flat. F comes in and tries to augment the situation, but is not … Continue reading
Hush … and Zosie the Riveter October 30, 2015 - Email tonight from Tom, attaching a hymn … Hi, All- For those who are planning to be at a service this Sunday, here’s the one hymn we’re doing, Hush (download here). Great old spiritual- in case you don’t know it and want to learn it. Please note- it’s not quite the same tune as in … Continue reading