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Mind Your Sleep, Boost Your Musical Mind

Musicians benefit greatly from sleep. Read on to see how forcing yourself in the practice room until 4am may be one of your greatest obstacles.
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Got Sleep?

Colin Cronin and Dr. Stephanie Haun kick off a great discussion on the power of sleep… and why musicians especially need to get more of it!
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The Feldenkrais Method & Alexander Technique

Two methods of movement education that have been particularly popular with musicians are the Feldenkrais Method and Alexander Technique. These two methods of somatic education use specific patterns of movement to help bring our attention to how we move.
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Roger Frisch Follow-Up Talk

Roger Frisch continues to play violin after undergoing brain surgery. Dr. Stephanie Haun shares her personal correspondence with the amazing violinist who has resumed his position as Associate Concertmaster with the Minnesota Orchestra
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Daily Bow: More on the Musical Mind!

Daily Bow: More on the Musical Mind!

Daily Bow Logo Great links on the “musical mind,” including information on music, the brain, and creativity!
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String Players’ Brains are “Special”

As string players, we develop brain areas that others do not. Other musicians develop unique brains, but string players are subjects of ongoing research because they offer distinctive evidence of brain plasticity. Our brains develop more in volume, mechanisms of use, and perhaps heightened abilities beyond music alone.
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Daily Bow: Music and Brains!

Daily Bow: Music and Brains!

Daily Bow Logo New and exciting research on the subject of brain development and music!
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This is Your Mind on Music

This is Your Mind on Music

Musical Mind Slider Version Science, and particularly brain research concerning string players, has implications beyond musicians. Scientists are discovering new and unique ways that the mind works in many contexts.
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