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Founded in Southeastern Minnesota, the Tribe includes composer, fiddler, and tin whistler Jay Millman; renowned flutist Martha Millman; guitarist and vocalist Harmon Pierce; fiddler Kerry Quigley; and Joe Peterson on bodhran. We provide live entertainment for your festival, wedding, club, etc.

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9 effects that classical music has on our brain

In classical music the have granted always various benefits like reducing stress or cause a better plant growth (this is what we have to ask our biologist, Marina, to see if it is a myth or is completely real). But while we wait to see if would be nice to bring them to our geraniums a good list of Spotify Mozart or Beethoven, here are some of the proven classical music in our brain benefits:

1. Music cause the same emotions that speech:

According to some studies, music has the ability to cause chills or make our heart “swell of joy , ” even in different cultures .. For example, Western music cause emotions of excitement or joy . This may be because the music mimics the tonal characteristics of the emotion of the voice , leveraging our communication skills and our cultural associations in the same way.

2. Music can help us recover after a transplant:

For if, according to research published in The Journal of Surgery Cardiothoraic , listening to classical or opera music after a heart transplant can mean the difference between success and failure, as they have found that music reduces anxiety, pain and nausea, even they claim that there could be some effect on the parasympathetic nervous system (a part of the nervous system whose function is to control unconscious things in our body, such as digestion). According to the research, conducted with mice receiving a heart transplant, classical music lengthened the life time of the transplant before it failed on other types of music, possibly improving the immune system according to the researchers , but this is not fully clarified.

3. Classical music can reduce pain and anxiety:

Relating to the previous example, an investigation by the Duke Cancer Institute found that using headphones with noise cancellation and in which classical music is heard (in this case listened to Bach), reduced pain and anxiety during a biopsy prostate . Normally blood pressure increased stress and anxiety occurs, but to put the music such an increase was not given. In addition, those using headphones reported they felt less pain.

4. Listen to classical music could improve performance:

 According to a recent study by the Health Science Center, University of Texas , physicians who listened to Mozart while performing colonoscopy increased their detection rates of precancerous polyps above references, and above doctors not listening to music . Even when doctors knew the purpose of the study, their detection rates jumped from 27.1% to 36.7%, which is not bad. Research suggests that this improved performance could also occur in more professions and in other situations.

5. Classical music can lower blood pressure:

If we know that reduces pain and anxiety, they tell us that music also lowers blood pressure should not surprise us , since it also reduces stress and this, in turn, affects blood pressure , according tocomparisons made ​​in a study at the University of San Diego between classical music and jazz, pop or otherwise. As you will imagine, those who listened to classical music had lower blood pressure levels.

6. Listen to classical music could combat insomnia:

As I told you, you must first quit (or not start), because the snuff affects sleep quality . And if still you have trouble falling asleep, an investigation of the University of Toronto says that listening to classical music before bed may help, as would cause us to sleep us faster and further, excellent nights sleep longer ( why using drugs having music? over cheaper hear ).

This is due to the rhythms and tonal patterns of this kind of music, which create a meditative mood and a slow brain waves.

7. The ” Mozart Effect” improves temporarily spatiotemporal reasoning and short – term memory:

For if, Mozart also has an effect, besides great music. This effect is, according to a meta-analysis of all research until 1999 on the subject, that listening to Mozart would cause excitement, which wouldcause a temporary enhancement of spatial reasoning and short – term memory (but nothing to improve our IQ, no one delude). According to another study conducted in 2003, this improvement lasted only 15 minutes.

8. Classical music can promote brain development in children:

A few weeks ago I spoke of the benefits you had to play an instrument since childhood on official site of fatorgenius suplemento, it is that this type of music helps to better brain development, but not become a genius anyone. But, according toa study by Dr. Gordon Shaw of the University of California-Irvine , children who listened to Mozart and then studied piano had better scores in math than others. And, according to other studies, listen to music and practice could help children develop spatial and verbal skills and encourage self-control.

9. Classical music can help you learn new languages:

This will come me well even to me, I’m planteandome improve my English and even French (German, despite the encouragement they have given me, remain unconvinced).

According to research by the University of Illinois in 2005, s and found evidence that listening toclassical music improved language learning, as it could encourage learning grammar, vocabulary, improve pronunciation and to help us appreciate more the culture . Subsequently, other studieshave supported these findings. And, most impressive about this topic, it is the method used by Dr. George Lazanov, foreign language teacher, using baroque music to help their students learn 1000 vocabulary of foreign languages ​​in a single day with an accuracy 85 to 100% (if this is true, we must try …).


Choose the suitable filter is crucial to counter the magical 11,000 likes. At least for me, to use filters is to click on different types until you get bored. To develop my understanding of what are the best filters, I decided to study the trends of the masters of Instagram: pop stars.

Using a statistical analysis package for the R programming language , developed by the great Pablo Barberá , I seek the last 250 publications and 15 more musicians followed in Instagram. Yesgram makes it easy to access to its data, so that each post is attached a good deal of metadata (hey, if the NSA -Agency US national security for its acronym in English have this information, why all of us no?), including the type of filter that each publication has.

Chart filter analysis by Major and Sam Chieng / s click here to expand

The first thing I noticed is that the use of a filter on each post is a serious faux pas. Getting the sampling of each user, the results displayed that Normal is the most used, with considerable scope filter. I had to go to the bottom of the list of the most popular to find one in which this is not the case;Apparently, Miranda Kerr and Paris Hilton are obsessed with Valencia. So I’ll definitely use it.

Although most successful musicians use a diverse variety of filters, when you add, certain patterns begin to emerge. As you can see from the graph (made in a beautiful way by graphic designer Sam Chieng) , on average, the most popular filter is Mayfair, followed closely by Amaro, X-Pro II (which has the ridiculous name there for a filter after “Toaster”), and yes, Valencia. Filters that should be ignored at all costs is 1977, Gingham, Brooklyn (make better try, no?), Dogpatch, and Maven.Incisors Broad City cultural observers are right about Kelvin-or be approached.

Using filters followed by 5 more accounts described at the bottom. As you can see, Queen Bey is the most followed in Instagram artist, she uses filters less than a quarter of the time; his favorite, too, is Valencia. Ariana Grande is the queen of the multitude of #sinfiltro (#nofilter) while tswift is a fan of filters, using them almost two-thirds of each of their publications, as well as your favorite is Mayfair by a significant margin. The Biebs is also a fan of Mayfair, despite his old cabbage, Selena Gomez prefers Slumber.

Outside the top five, the use of filters is less usual: Miley and Nicki filters used in less than 5 percent of their posts, and Rihanna joins mountain stingy. Justin Timberlake is in love with Valencia. My favorite finds are by Katy Perry and Drake, which a filter with an almost perfect name used. “Rise” which is basically the same word as “Roar”, which effectively captures the media image of power-pop Katy Perry. Meanwhile, “Willow” is not an avid participant in the game of the filters.

The last three accounts belong to One Direction (Harry Styles, Niall Horan, and the official account of the band), and these last three love Amparo. This coincidence fueled my thirst for search, so I decided to investigate further only to find something new and refreshing on the most obsessed users worldwide: I think the same person manages the accounts of Harry Styles, Niall Horan, and counting the band. My evidence? This chart significantly less beautiful:

Major image for Chad / s Click here to increase

The black dots correspond to the official account of the band, red belong to Harry Styles and Niall Horan are blue. Each column shows the frequency with which a filter is used. As you can see, in some of the columns of the points they are in almost the same position; with the exception of the account of the band using less options from time to time, the similarities are unmistakable.

So the secret is out. One Direction fans: if you want to be like their idols, Amparo need to use 10% of the time, Mayfair another 10% of the time, Lo-fi 8% of the time …

For the rest of you: They have the same number of filters that ‘gram Beyoncé’. Use them wisely.

Accountant and musician who has multiple sclerosis received community support

With his friends Eduardo Castro and Aldo Rojas, Marcos Cabrera he contrived to sing.

The case of the musician and accountant sanantonino, Marcos Cabrera, who suffers from multiple sclerosis and who lives literally prostrate in his modest home in Barrancas, and was released extensively through the pages of bookkeeper brisbane, did not leave indifferent to the community. This is because after taking public its precarious condition, samples were immediate support.

At 35, and with a sense of humor that disturbs anyone, Marcos Cabrera Alvarado (35), thanked his way with her mother Hilda Alvarado, the concern expressed by many people. Eight years ago he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, which was slowly consuming. With his mother, he spends his days in his modest home located at 1479 Juan Antonio Rios in Barrancas. Only his family and his closest circle of friends knows her harsh reality.

In this situation the Municipality of Christmas, where he worked for many years, joined the solidarity campaign by donating a surgical cot and decubitus mattress for his former head of administration and finance.

“The truth is that life has changed us a lot since the Mark was diagnosed with the disease, and never could sing like he did in his group Nuevo Trigo is like a big child in body, although at times has very clear notions of what is happening around him, “says his mother, who thanked the efforts promoted by the municipality in the Sixth Region.

Likewise Hilda Alvarado thanked the concern shown by the musician Aldo Rojas, and the president of the FENATS, Eduardo Castro, who presented him with 74,000 pesos, money that was raised at the rock of song of solidarity organized to benefit.

Marco’s mother, who was a faithful witness of the physical and mental deterioration suffered by his son, grateful for the donation, indicating that this money will be invested for the purchase of diapers and feeding.

“It’s hard to accept that someone life was healthy and normal, suffer such damage. Luckily we have not been alone and God has been our great support. His closest friends, who have always been willing to help, too have been important, “he explains still excited.

“Somehow we have met Marquito as it was practically the public who participated in this benefit, moved by his current situation,” said Eduardo Castro.

While Aldo Rojas said that “it was the least we could do with an artist who both delivered by music in San Antonio.”

Fire causes damages to the Ace Frehley’s house – leading guitarist of the American rock band Kiss

A house of Ace Frehley, lead guitarist of the American rock band Kiss, was severely damaged on Saturday by fire.

The house is located in the town of Yorktown Heights, a suburb of New York.
The house is located in the town of Yorktown Heights, a suburb of New York.

Firefighters rushed to put out the fire in the house of stone walls in the town of Yorktown Heights, a suburb of New York, the newspaper The Journal News .

The house was badly damaged, as the flames burned through the roof. The newspaper said the musician was fighting a process of foreclosure on the property in Westchester County Court.

The A#1 Emergency Service orange county water damage helped a resident of the house with emergency shelter. A neighbor said a caretaker lived in the house.

It was not immediately clear if the musician 62, a founding member of the famous rock band, was at the scene when the fire occurred.

Frehley played with the band until 2002, when he participated in his farewell tour.

Music in the vagina to stimulate the fetus during pregnancy

Mozart, Mickey Mouse, Queen or singing a cappella singer Adele has managed to awaken from their slumber to a hundred babies who dozed peacefully in the womb of their mothers. It was known that music is a universal language that crosses borders but between those boundaries were the abdominal wall and a melodic sound could penetrate almost soundless womb to stimulate a fetus at four months of gynecologist is the novelty brings a study by researchers at Institut Marquès of gynecology and obstetrics of Barcelona. The work proves that, after 16 weeks of gestation , the fetus can already hear and even respond to musical stimuli emitted from the mother’s vagina.

Little or no use, as the signatories of the study, the practice of encouraging creatures with music played through giant headphones attached to the belly of the mother. The abdominal wall has “many layers and thick”, which make the sound reaching the uterus is distorted and almost a whisper, so that the fetus is unfazed. Nor future infants respond to non-musical sound vibrations but are output from the vagina (with a vibrator, for example). The investigators, who publish their work this week in the British journalUltrasound conclude that the only way that music penetrates the nearly soundproof uterus and cause a response from the creature through the vagina.

We managed to communicate with the fetus, “concludes Dr. López – Teijón, author of the essay

Thus, the researchers designed a prototype speaker that was introduced into the vagina of a pregnant hundred who participated in the clinical trial. The device, which is already marketed under the name Babypod (about 120 euros), is a speaker silicone that is inserted into the vagina and hanging a cable that plugs into a music player. Regardless of the volume issued by the player, the device drops to 54 decibels all sounds. The first time I tried it with a doctor at the center itself pregnant six months as a guinea pig, sounding guitar Paco de Lucia . Ultrasonography discovered the creature woke, moved his mouth and even his tongue at the first chords of Cadiz composer. “We were in shock as Paco de Lucia was still playing,” recalls Dr. Marisa López-Teijón, Chief Assisted Reproduction Clinic and lead investigator of the trial.

The trial proved the difference between three types of different fetal stimulation. Researchers distributed to pregnant women (between 14 and 39 weeks gestation) into three groups: music abdominally-about 100 decibels, corresponding to the noise made ​​by a train in movement-vaginally -are 54 decibels, similar to sound of a conversation rather calmer tone musical sound vibrations emitted from vaginal-about 70 decibels, as a talk at elevado- tone. Music was the Partita for solo flute in A minor by Johann Sebastian Bach. The scans revealed that applying vaginal music, 87% of fetuses moved their mouth or tongue and about 50% reacted widening jaw and sticking his tongue to the fullest. “Applying music streaming from the abdomen or sound vibrations, these changes in the expressions of fetuses were not observed,” the researchers explain.

Picture of the fetus sticking out his tongue in response to musical stimuli /INSTITUT MARQUÈS

As the pregnancy progresses, the reaction of fetuses is more significant. Although researchers do not know what these movements of fetuses when listening to music should, Professor Alberto Prats, Professor of Fetal Anatomy and Embryology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona, ​​runs the hypothesis that ” music induces vocal movements that active primitive brain circuits related to the stimulation of language and communication. ”

“For the first time we managed to communicate with the fetus,” concludes Dr. López-Teijón.Researchers say they have made the creature hear as a newborn, with the same intensity and undistorted.In addition, the study proves that fetuses hear from week 16 -the literature confirmed the functionality heard ten weeks later. The investigation will rule out fetal deafness, ultrasound speed and even reduce stress of mothers who get nervous when you do not notice the fetus moving.

Little or no use, as the signatories of the study, the practice of encouraging creatures with music streaming through attached to the belly of the mother “giant headphones, the study authors say

The trial started with 106 women, but in one year, and have had vaginal music therapy over a thousand pregnant. Researchers want to open practice to the whole population but warn, sleep cycles of fetuses also be respected. “We recommend 10 or 20 minutes in the morning and evening,” concluded López-Teijón. As for the music, melodic best. The study shows that, before the voice of their mothers, thehits music they prefer fetuses are the pieces of Mozart, Bach or Queen.

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Music and photography: something different

Today we will talk a little about how the picture is gradually introduced but increasingly in the audiovisual world, especially in the category of video and we’ll put some example music video in which the essence is photography, and without which they would not have been possible.

We’ve talked before about how sometimes the photograph has applications for which apparently was not enabled . We saw a few months ago the stop-motion video of the song ‘Last Leaf’ OK Go and the curious clip NysuFilms for Glez group of his song ‘All time’ . Both videos were made ​​from a series of photographs with exceptional results for my taste.

In this case there is a video made ​​from photographs if not one in which they have used the tools it uses as part of the backlot. This is the music video made ​​for the Japanese group Androp with its theme “Bright Siren ‘ . In the, as we said Andres the beginning of the week , we have used nothing more and nothing less than 250 Canon 60D, each with an external flash . “Why?” You may ask those that you have not seen the video. Because they have been used as if small dots of light from a LED panel is involved. It is common in type video recording performance using a big screen due to the large dynamic background with movement and color that can bring the video clip. Also greatly it reduces the complexity of the lighting scheme because the screen is virtually all the visual weight .

All will remember the famous clip of the song ‘Speed ​​of Sound’ of the British Coldplay where the band played in front of a mammoth LED display that is coordinated with the music to create a great show. In this case we find similar video only that the screen has been created with these 250 flashes , each with its corresponding chamber, of which we speak. Through a system of wiring and a computer, the filmmakers created a system capable of creating images in the mosaic of flashes, firing their flashes like they wanted. All the images you see on the screen for the clip were created using a small panel of 250 LEDs, whose program then extrapolated to the giant screen flahses. Then I leave the video and further down the Speed ​​of Sound music video of which I spoke earlier.

I would like to mention another example, because besides being a great video, there are the less interesting fact about it. It is a truly original and well done video that definitely had to cut working hours, as a video in stop-motion, and this is the case, it is really laborious.

The curious thing is that practically made stealing the idea, the State Lottery and Betting, the organization that administers lotteries in Spain made the announcement that you see below. Does it sound good?

As you see more and more the minds of the filmmakers devised mills where classic tools include techniques or photography which certainly is beneficial for this, as wide possibilities and gives more and more value. If you know more examples of video cameras in lso which are used or are made ​​from photographs share them with us on www.mindonphotography.com .

10 incomparable movies you must see on the life of great musicians

Singers, composers, performers: the music is one of crucial importances in everyday life, and the film did not remain oblivious, was occupied at different times of some of the most renowned artists in the history of music in all genres.

Then: putlocker movies offers a collection of 10 biographical films about musicians who have created important style with unusual interpretations to portray personalities who fascinate the world of all ages. See these movies on project-free-tv.io.

# 10 The Music Lovers (1970)

Tchaikovsky , the genius of Russian romanticism ballets composed for large and magnificent symphonies, had a life of strong contradictions, probably overwhelmed by a bisexuality not accepted. This film exhibits with great drama neurosis and madness to the woman he loved most reaches. With Richard Chamberlain and Glenda Jackson.

No. 9 Amadeus (1984), Milos Forman

Life of Mozart , according to English play well represented, leaving testimonial evidence of harassment and demolition that the musician Salieri performed on the young genius Mozart to force envy their talent and courage staff.


No. 8 Bird (1988), Clint Eastwood

History of saxophonist Charlie Parker ( Forest Whitaker ), in which Clint Eastwood pays tribute to jazz great telling a very dramatic story with great elegance and extraordinary soundtrack. With Diane Venora .

Impromptu No. 7 (1991), James Lapine

An aristocratic woman who dresses like a man and publishes his books under the name of George Sand ( Judy Davis ), is divorced and lives with a lot of freedom from great artists. Among their usual friends know Frederic Chopin ( Hugh Grant). A social panorama in great detail.

Tina No. 6 (1993), Brian Gibson

Tina Turner ( Angela Bassett ) exhibited in many facets: child prodigy splendor, fabulous Fall meeting and rampant abuse of who rises to success ( Laurence Fishburne ), and final release in a process where his musical talent gives you maximum energy .


No. 5 Immortal Beloved (1994), Bernard Rose

The great personality of Beethoven has resulted in many films. It is the film biography musician. On this occasion he plays Gary Oldman in a very romantic story based on the search for an unknown woman whom the artist leaves his possessions as an inheritance.

No. 4 Ray (2004), Taylor Hackford

Lights and shadows in the life of the composer, pianist and singer blind Ray Charles ( Jamie Foxx ) along sentimental and artistic periods with detailed presentation of environments and characters in relief.

No. 3 Beyond the Sea (2004), Kevin Spacey

Bobby Darin was a singer popular in the decades of 50 and 60. He had a great talent that allowed him to develop successfully in different styles. However, an excess of ambition complicated traumas dark end complicating life. Kevin Spacey in the greater commitment of his career, as it is writer, producer and director, as well as protagonist who also sings and dances.

No. 2 Copying Beethoven (2006), Agnieszka Holland

A young music student who aspires to be a composer ( Diane Kruger ) makes it impossible to approach Beethoven ( Ed Harris ). It does not have easy but ends up being his copyist, a very important task that will link them in a unique relationship.

# 1 The Soloist (2009), Jope Wright

True story of Nathaniel Ayers ( Jamie Foxx ), a prodigious violinist in the second year of conservatory developed schizophrenia and ended up living on the street.In 2005 he was discovered by a journalist ( Robert Downey Jr. ) slumping, who decides to help the musician in a difficult endeavor whose success will serve to help yourself.


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