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Children Who Take Music Lessons Have Higher IQs

from Business Insider Some researchers believe that learning to play an instrument directly causes increases in general intelligence. Others acknowledge that music training can cause small increases in IQ, and that there is indeed a relationship between music lessons and substantial differences in intelligence. But they also say significant differences...

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International Scales - now featured on Golden Music's Professional Folders - Free

Coming in August, we'll have the international scales on our Professional Folders. The notes used in Western music—or, more accurately, the relationships between the notes used in Western music—have a strange power. Bobby McFerrin demonstrated this dramatically by showing that an audience somehow knows what notes to sing when he jumps around the...

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D'Addatio NS Micro clip on tuners keep getting smaller

We've been selling D’Addario NS Micro clip-on tuners for a few years now because they are small enough to leave on the head stocks of instruments without getting in the way of playing or when the ukuleles are stored in their cases. D’Addario have a new version of the NS Micro tuner...

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The Ancient Perfect Size of the Violin

The Origins of Violin - Usually constructed on a mould (cut to the interior shape of the instrument, which decides it's shape and dimensions), the ancient instrument makers used geometrical claculations to design their models. The shape was worked out by a calculation probably the result of mathematical speculations on...

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Violin Strings, Viola Strings, Cello Strings and Bass Strings - Golden Music has them all!

We carry a full line of bowed instruments strings.  From Helicore to Dominant, from Pirastro to Obligato, Vision to Evah Pirrazi.  We have all of them in stock in Lakewood ready for you.  Our prices are competitive also, to internet pricing.  

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Amazing Collections of Music Soul Posts

Music and Its Effect on Body, Brain/Mind, and SpiritA brief look at history• Some archaeologists believe that music and dancing preceded language.• Since the days of the Greeks and Romans, music has had a profound effect on the body and the mind.• Healing and sound were considered sacred science. • Healing and music diverged...

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Musical Missions of Peace

Golden Music gives five clarinets to Meg York to take to Turkey. Musical Mission of Peace champions a non-violent way to peace worldwide through the power of music.   They believe: 1) People who have learned and sung each others' popular love songs together are less likely to war with one...

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Our Luthiers are Getting Ready to Move into the Lakewood Facility

We will all welcome the luthiers from the Golden location that are preparing their work space now at the Lakewood facility.  We are putting the flooring now and beautiful new benches are on their way.  We can't wait to have the wonderful smells of the oil finishes and fresh wood...

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