Benefits Of Music Lessons For Toddlers

How To Sing Like Your Favorite Artist pt2

Hello, and welcome. I'm Ryan Higa, professional singer and vocalstiloligerizerist. You might remember me from How To Sing Like Your Favorite Artist part 1. Well this one's completely different. It's not as good. With that being said, welcome to How To Sing Like Your Favorite Artist part 2. Remember that scary movie quot;The Grudgequot;é Make the sound that the little girl in quot;The Grudgequot; makes.

(groaning) Just sing like you normally would sing. ♪ When I met you in the summer! ♪ .and add the little Grudge girl sound. ♪ When I met you in the summer. ♪ ♪ To my heartbeat sound. ♪ ♪ We fell in love. ♪ ♪ As the leaves turned brown. ♪

grunting noises In order to sound like The Weekend, you have to literally make your face frozen to the point where it's numb and you can't feel it anymore. ♪ I can't feel my face when I'm with you. ♪ And once you get the frozen face down, all you have to do is act like you're sad and depressed.

♪ I'm just tryna get you out the friend zone. ♪ And if people can't hear you, just use a megaphone. ♪ I only call you when it's half past. ♪ In order to sound like Fetty Wap, just sing as if you just got hit in the nuts. Or for girls to relate, just make the sound you make when you cut wind. You know, when you get the wind knocked out of you, you make the sound that's like stressed inhale and then just sing like that. Fetty Wap.

Auuugh! ♪ Baby won't you come my wayé ♪ grunting You know when you're yawning and you still try to talk; that sound it makesé yawning All you have to do is sing, while you yawn. yawning ♪ You and me we made a vow. ♪

♪ You say I'm crazy. ♪ ♪ And you don't think. ♪ laughing You know when you're a little kid where you're on the verge of crying but you do your best to try and suck it upé You know, the borderline where you're trying to fight back your tears, because you know once you start crying, you're not gonna be able to stop.

How playing an instrument benefits your brain Anita Collins

Did you know that every timemusicians pick up their instruments, there are fireworks going offall over their brainé On the outside,they may look calm and focused, reading the music and making the preciseand practiced movements required. But inside their brains,there's a party going on. How do we know thisé Well, in the last few decades, neuroscientists have madeenormous breakthroughs

in understanding how our brains workby monitoring them in real time with instruments likefMRI and PET scanners. When people are hooked upto these machines, tasks, such as readingor doing math problems, each have corresponding areas of the brainwhere activity can be observed. But when researchers gotthe participants to listen to music, they saw fireworks. Multiple areas of their brainswere lighting up at once,

as they processed the sound, took it apart to understand elementslike melody and rhythm, and then put it all back togetherinto unified musical experience. And our brains do all this workin the split second between when we first hear the musicand when our foot starts to tap along. But when scientists turnedfrom observing the brains of music listeners to those of musicians, the little backyard fireworksbecame a jubilee.

It turns out that while listeningto music engages the brain in some pretty interesting activities, playing music is the brain's equivalentof a fullbody workout. The neuroscientists sawmultiple areas of the brain light up, simultaneously processingdifferent information in intricate, interrelated,and astonishingly fast sequences. But what is it about making musicthat sets the brain alighté The research is still fairly new,

but neuroscientistshave a pretty good idea. Playing a musical instrument engages practically every areaof the brain at once, especially the visual,auditory, and motor cortices. As with any other workout, disciplined,structured practice in playing music strengthens those brain functions,allowing us to apply that strength to other activities. The most obvious difference betweenlistening to music and playing it

is that the latter requiresfine motor skills, which are controlledin both hemispheres of the brain. It also combines the linguisticand mathematical precision, in which the left hemisphereis more involved, with the novel and creativecontent that the right excels in. For these reasons,playing music has been found to increase the volume and activityin the brain's corpus callosum, the bridge between the two hemispheres,

Why You Shouldnt Quit Your Music Lessons

Time for a little honesty, I quit piano lessonswhen I was a kid. And my dad always said I would regret it. Well dad, this me, admittingyou're right. Science has known for a while that learningto play an instrument is good for kids. Kids who take music lessons have higher gradesand graduation rates than their nonmusical peers. Some researchers even claim that itcan boost IQ as well as academic performance. A recent study from researchers at the Universityof Vermont College of Medicine added another reason to the list of why I should not havequit piano lessons. Learning an instrument can help grow the young and changing brain.

The study looked at brain scans of 232 kidsages 618 over a few years to see what playing an instrument would do. The researchers lookedone region in particular, the cortex. This part of the brain changes in thickness askid's brains grow. This recent study found that the more a child practiced an instrumentthe faster their brains organized and the faster their cortical lining thickened. Thesephysical changes in the brain led to important changes in the kids behavior. They were betterat paying attention, managing anxiety, and controlling their emotions and impulses. This isn't the first study to toot the hornof musical training. Previous studies show

that learning an instrument boosts memoryand grades. Researchers from Northwestern University studieda group of kids from The Harmony Project, a music education program in inner city LA.Not only did the participants in the program do better in school, they had higher gradesand graduation rates, but the study showed that kids who play an instrument for two yearscan distinguish the difference in sounds like Pill and Bill better than their nonmusicalpeers which develops important skills like communication and reading. But the benefits aren't just for kids, learningto play an instrument can create neurological

connections that can last a life time. Playingan instrument involves many parts of the brain, visual and auditory regions, motor controland even emotional processing centers are activated. And this leads musicians to havebetter neuroplasticity, which means their brains are better at changing and rewiringthemselves over time and helps when old age brings a decline in cognitive function. Butthese cognitive benefits aren't necessarily unique to musicians, really any kind of specializedtraining can boost the brain in different ways. Now the real question is, does this work forgrown upsé Could learning an instrument later

in life confer the same benefitsé becauseI could seriously use a brain boost. Most research indicates the strongest effects occurwhen learning takes place in childhood. While there's not a lot of research right nowon how learning an instrument later in life affects adult brains, one researcher fromthe University of Zurich says that adults over the age of 65 who pick up an instrumenthad important changes in regions of the brain that control hearing, coordination and memory.Learning any skill at any age helps new neuron growth, so maybe there's some hope for me. To learn more about music, like where it camefrom or why it feels amazing, check out the

links here.

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