In these days of budget cuts and limited resources, it’s often the case that fine arts classes are the first to be cut. Surveys the evolution of popular music styles in the United States, from the end of World War II to the present day. Examines popular music’s development and transformation, highlighting interactions with a wide array of factors including ethnic and gender identities, music business practices, race relations, social and political movements, and technological innovations. Offers students an opportunity to gain a broad overview of the field of popular music studies, its theoretical perspectives and methodologies, and its research sources and materials. In the early days of modern science, before the advent of Artificial Intelligence, the scientific research on music remained primarily involved in physics of sound and vibration. Some of the examples are the mathematical analysis of string, wind and percussion instruments. The cognitive and experiential aspects of … Read the rest

Superflat is the Japanese postmodern art movement. Monroe Isenberg is one of five artists invited to create and show a new work at the Greater Reston Arts Center This year, artists worked under the guidance of GMU curator Don Russell, to answer the question, “if you could do anything, what would it be?” The answers are on view until February 9, 2019. Särkämö, T., Tervaniemi, M., Laitinen, S., Forsblom, A., Soinila, S., Mikkonen, M., Laine, M. (2008). Music listening enhances cognitive recovery and mood after middle cerebral artery stroke. Brain: A Journal of Neurology, 131(3), 866-876. Musical instruments developed independently in many populated regions of the world. However, contact among civilizations caused rapid spread and adaptation of most instruments in places far from their origin. By the Middle Ages, instruments from Mesopotamia were in maritime Southeast Asia, and Europeans played instruments from North Africa. Development in the Americas occurred at … Read the rest