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2014-05-13 12:28:11

Converting ordinary diatonic harmonicas into lead instruments HILLSDALE, Mich., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The lead instrument in this music video was produced with two diatonic harmonicas. A particularly unique rendition of the 60's rock classic "Gimmie Some Lovin" emerges through a recent invention that dramatically expands the overall range and capability of the diatonic harmonica. "Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come." Sr Victor Hugo Photo -...

2009-12-03 14:04:35

A pair of studies by Duke University neuroscientists shows powerful new evidence of a deep biological link between human music and speech. The two new studies found that the musical scales most commonly used over the centuries are those that come closest to mimicking the physics of the human voice, and that we understand emotions expressed through music because the music mimics the way emotions are expressed in speech. Composers have long exploited the perception of minor chord music as sad...

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2007-05-24 14:25:00

DURHAM, N.C. -- The use of 12 tone intervals in the music of many human cultures is rooted in the physics of how our vocal anatomy produces speech, according to researchers at the Duke University Center for Cognitive Neuroscience. The particular notes used in music sound right to our ears because of the way our vocal apparatus makes the sounds used in all human languages, said Dale Purves, the George Barth Geller Professor for Research in Neurobiology. It's not something one can hear...


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