An online themed issue of Music & Letters marks the 150th anniversary of the births of two great Nordic musicians, Carl Nielsen and Jean Sibelius. The future of music therapy is promising because state of the art music therapy research in physical rehabilitation, Alzheimer’s disease, and psychoneuroimmunology is documenting the effectiveness of music therapy in terms that are important in the context of a biological medical model.
When musicians play three or more different notes at the same time, this creates a chord In Western music , including classical music , pop music , rock music and many related styles, the most common chords are triads – three notes usually played at the same time.
Through a programme of panel discussions, research presentations, and discussion sessions, the conference was a wonderful weekend of informed and lively debate around the ontology of jazz in Europe, the nature of jazz in the region at present, and a look towards the future of the music in this area.
Our program brings families together by providing a rich musical environment in the classroom and then facilitating family participation in spontaneous musical activity at home in daily life—which is so important to music development and early childhood learning.
Each country has its own traditional music – Irish traditional music is second to none. Firstly, we can use the word tempo to talk about whether music is fast or slow and the word melody to talk about the tune of the music. The ribbon reed was the first simple music instrument to be played with the mouth like the woodwind instruments.