Musical Resources
What Is Music and How Can It Help Us?

Have you ever felt more relaxed when listening to music? Have you ever listened to music that instantaneously brought up strong feelings or brought you back to a special time from the past? Have you ever felt a sense of inner strength or spirituality when listening to music? Have you ever sung a lullaby to help comfort a crying baby or sung the alphabet song to a young child who is just learning the alphabet?

Music Stitches Together Our Social Fabric....

Music stitches together our social fabric in many ways.  And it turns out, when music plays, we share the experience of melody, harmony and rhythm at a much more basic, personal level. For instance, when Stanford University researchers scanned the inner workings of the noggins of people listening to classical music they hadn’t heard before, the researchers there were similar patterns.


A two-year study by researchers at the Brain and Creativity Institute (BCI) at the University of Southern California shows that exposure to music and music instruction accelerates the brain development of young children in the areas responsible for language development, sound, reading skill and speech perception.

Zen and the Art of Classical Guitar
n a world that isn’t going to slow down, do something special for yourself and learn how to play classical guitar. Here is a perspective on this beautiful instrument.
Zen and the guitar
The classical guitar is an instrument that takes years to master. And this mastery never truly ends because it is something that will slowly grow over the full course of your lifetime. 
Music Education and Brain Development

Music Education and Brain Development

Over the past two decades, music training has been associated with better than average language and mathematical skills and higher IQ, while differences between musicians and nonmusicians have been found in brain areas related to hearing and movement, among others. What is the mechanism behind such differences? One important goal of our program is to understand the effects of music training on brain development, investigated in terms of psychological (emotional, cognitive, social) and actual neural functions.

8 Healing Benefits of Music
...there are endless ways that music makes our hearts and souls feel better. But research shows that music can have benefits for our bodies, too.

1.  Eases Anxiety

2.  Reduces Stress

3.  Helps During Surgery

4.  Helps Sound Processing Ability

5.  Boosts Heart Health

6.  Soothes Pain

7.  Helps Memory

8.  Protects the Aging Brain

Music, Architecture and Life...

One of the biggest joys of owning a music store is the interesting people we get to talk to every day.  Almost every customer and shopper wants to hang out a bit and tell us their story of which we are always very interested.  This last week at the Colorado Music Educators Conference, we talked to hundreds of musicians, mostly music educators.  There was one father who stood out.  His son was the teacher, but he told us his story and journey in his career as an architect but his love and passion for music.  I was so touched by his story, I asked if we could video tape it for you to hear it from him.  Please CHECK IT OUT.


Music Training Can Improve Decision-Making, Focus and Impulse Management
Another study on the benefits of music...  We understand more and more the health of our brain through modern technological scanning.  The breaking of synapses and disease causing problems and the health of positive stimulation from healthy activities - i.e. MUSIC!!!  Here they looked at 80 six and seven year olds and found 
...music training can change both the structure of the brain’s white matter, which carries signals through the brain, and grey matter, which contains most of the brain’s neurons that are active in processing information. Music instruction also boosts engagement of brain networks that are responsible for decision-making and the ability to focus attention and inhibit impulses...   goldenmusic.co  https://ecs.page.link/PZWp
What Is Music?

Golden Music staff works everyday with musicians and families and friends of musicians, we often think about the nature of music.  What's it's purpose, what is it exactly? A very interesting article came across my desk today*.   Flutes were discovered made from bone found in Germanymusic, the earliest recorded instruments...

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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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Where Golden Music's New Logo Comes From... the "Golden Ratio"

In search of the golden ratio...in Music... in architecture In the quest for beauty, one of the most immutable traditions – and controversial fascinations – in Western architecture (and furniture and art and music and mathematics) is the golden section, a proportioning system first described by ancient Greek mathematicians such...

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This Is Your Kid's Brain On Music... playing lights up our brains

Article From : Huffington Post It lights up your brain like fireworks on the Fourth of July, spurring on complicated processes and making connections like crazy. Your synapses fire. Your neurons are in hyperdrive. This is your brain on music. #musicalrentals We're still learning more about how our brains work,...

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Interesting Look at the Music Biz

Image Retrieved From : http://www.mwoy.org/pages/pb/spb13/nancydemarchi Scot McCracken is a second-generation music industry veteran who has managed and worked with countless producers and musicians, including Rihanna, The Black Eyed Peas, 98 Degrees, Joan Osborne and the Fugees.  His father, Hugh McCracken, was the only guy to play with all four Beatles, was the...

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