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Studying music has many positive effects including improving math skills. Watch and see how!

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    Synapse transmission between neurons in different systems of dimension

    Music Teaching Technology for Beginners.

    Ukraine .
    Mr. S.M.Stepanov
    We would like to offer the sci.articles
    “Digital Music Grammar “ and “Algorithm of Microcycles “
    for your review.

    http://reflectionmusic.ucoz.com/

    A b s t r a c t

    Throughout many centuries, the musical structure has had numerous modifications. We can observe the constant use of digits for convenience of notation of the music sounds, for example : digital organ bass, lute tablatures, guitar jazz ciphers. At nowadays the digital system of music teaching is absent in curriculum and is not applied in practice because of teacher's insufficient professional knowledge in the sphere of child's neurophysiology . The findings of our scientific investigations have permit us to understand the most delicate mechanisms of child’s mental activity and to detect new creative abilities.Application of the information technologies will help schoolmasters to improve the quality, speed and efficiency of music teaching for beginners. The scientific methods “Digital Music Grammar“ and “ Algorithm of Microcycles “ are dedicated to children on the development their intellectual and creative abilities.

    http://educationinjapan.wordpress.com/2011/02/04/considering-the-benefits-of-digital-
    music-grammar-in-a-music-educational-program/

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Math&music

  1. 1. Math and Music <ul><li>How studying music raises math scores. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Why studying music raises math scores. Musical and spatial processing centers in the brain are proximal or overlapping and hence linked not distinct . Authentic and comprehensive training in making music and reading music notation increases further association between music and math reasoning. Learning in and through music can catalyze cognitive skills and social-emotional development across disciplines.
  3. 3. All three areas of the triune brain are activated with music. <ul><li>The Sensorimotor (reptilian ) brain: </li></ul><ul><li>The Emotional-cognitive (limbic structure) brain: </li></ul><ul><li>The Neocortex (intellectual or thinking) brain: </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Sensorimotor (reptilian ) brain: <ul><li>Feels music as vibration, not as sound, through nerve endings; similar to standing in front of </li></ul><ul><li>loud stereo speakers. </li></ul><ul><li>Listening to music can slow down </li></ul><ul><li>or speed up the heart rate. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Emotional-cognitive (limbic structure) brain: <ul><li>Reacts emotionally to music. </li></ul><ul><li>Music’s emotional content enhances learning and retention. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Neocortex (intellectual or thinking) brain: <ul><li>Organizes/intellectualizes sounds from the reptilian and limbic systems. </li></ul><ul><li>Listening to music can activate brain waves of higher order thinking. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Listening to calm music as facts are reviewed helps learners remember
  8. 8. Learning music enhances the architecture of the human brain. Learning to make music and read music notation causes LONG TERM improvements in the underlying neural circuitry of the brain. These brain enhancements occur in non-auditory areas of the brain that are not exclusive to music processing.
  9. 9. Piano lessons & notation prepares students for math & engineering <ul><li>Piano lessons and music notation reading develop temporal-spatial reasoning skills, enabling better performance in mathematics and engineering. </li></ul><ul><li>Math, engineering, piano playing, & notation reading all require students to combine planning, designing and organizing. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Studies prove that learning music: <ul><ul><li>activates many sections of the brain simultaneously </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>enhances links between these brain sections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>enlarges the corpus callosum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>requires immediate action </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>significantly effects learning in other domains </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>raises reading scores </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>raises math scores </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>brings meaning to other studies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>guides students towards positive behaviors & goals </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>More of the brain is used and needed for musical activities. </li></ul><ul><li>A musician’s brain contains more connections between areas on the same side of the brain </li></ul><ul><li>a musician’s brain has more connections between areas on opposite sides of the brain. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Many areas of the brain are used at once during musical performance. <ul><li>Sensory and Perceptual: </li></ul><ul><li>Auditory, Visual, Tactile, and Kinesthetic areas </li></ul><ul><li>2. Cognitive Regions: </li></ul><ul><li>Symbolic areas for note reading </li></ul><ul><li>3. Planning Regions: </li></ul><ul><li>4. Motor Actions Regions: </li></ul><ul><li>Fine & Gross Muscle Movement Regions </li></ul><ul><li>5. Emotional and Motivational Regions </li></ul><ul><li>6. Learning Regions </li></ul><ul><li>7. Memory Regions </li></ul><ul><li>8. Feedback and Evaluation Regions </li></ul>
  13. 13. Music is processed by many brain systems <ul><li>Music making processes are engaged in a distributed manner through out the brain. </li></ul><ul><li>There is no single &quot;music center&quot; in the brain. </li></ul><ul><li>Music making processes occur on BOTH SIDES of the brain simultaneously. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Long term study of music causes permanent measurable enhancements in the physical structure of the brain.
  15. 15. Musicians have a larger corpus callosum. In musicians who started their training in early childhood, the corpus callosum is up to 15% larger. A professional musician's auditory cortex has 130% more gray matter than that of non-musicians.
  16. 16. The Corpus Callosum Your brain is divided in two half globes or hemispheres by the Longitudinal fissure. The two halves resemble the two halves of a walnut. At the base of the Longitudinal fissure a thick bundle of nerve fibers, the corpus callosum, connects the two halves. The callosum acts as a bridge that allows one hemisphere to call on the other to accomplish a task.
  17. 17. Vertical Cross-Section of the Human Brain: Corpus Callosum in Yellow
  18. 18. The Corpus Callosum links your right and left brain and communicates between them left brain right brain
  19. 19. Are you in your right mind? Nerve fibers cross the longitudinal fissure causing the left hemisphere to control the right half of the body, and vice-versa, EXCEPT in HEARING. Although the right and left hemispheres seem to be a mirror image of one another, there are important functional distinctions. In most people, for example, the areas that control speech are located in the left hemisphere, while areas that govern spatial perceptions reside in the right hemisphere.
  20. 20. &quot;Music will not only help us understand how we think, reason, and create, but will enable us to learn how to bring each child's potential to its highest level.&quot;

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