How pop music may help improve learning skills

Yes Indeed proves how wrong they are. Among all of the talented bands playing at Yes Indeed this year, there are three Houston bands that you shouldnt miss. Check them out These bands are Jealous Creatures, The Beans, and Electric Attitude. Each of these bands have crafted their own unique musical sound and style and they are excellent examples of the musical heart and soul of Houston. Click on the links below to read a review of each of these bands to see what you can expect. Click here to read a review of Bazooka, Jealous Creatures’ latest album. Click here to read a review of a live performance by The Beans. Click here to read a review of Skintight & Solid Gold, the first full-length album by Electric Attitude. See the tentative list below of bands and show times for the Yes Indeed Music Festival tonight at the Last Concert Cafe and experience some great local music. Last Concert Cafe 9:00 p.m. The Wheel Workers 8:00 p.m. Alkari 7:00 p.m. Naughty Professor (New Orleans) 6:00 p.m. Devil Killing Moth 5:00 p.m. Jealous Creatures 10:30 p.m. Knights of the Fire Kingdom 9:30 p.m.

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A driving instructor/researcher accompanied 85 novice male and female drivers on six different 40-minute trips. On two of the trips, drivers played music from their own playlists; two trips involved background music that was designed by the researchers to increase driver safety; and the final trips involved no music at all. It should come as no surprise that teens love their music loud. Volumes in the car topped out around 100 decibels, and the group’s favorite music was “highly energetic and fast-paced,” according to Brodsky. But almost every driver (98%) averaged three deficient driving behaviors when cranking his or her own tunes, the researchers said, and a whopping 32% of them required a verbal warning or command. Even worse, 20% required assisted braking or steering from the researcher to prevent an imminent accident. Males committed more deficient driving behaviors than females regardless of which music was playing and were more often classified as aggressive drivers by the driving instructors. The most frequent errors included speeding, tailgating, careless lane changes and passing, and one-handed driving. Some music is better than no music You might be considering pulling the stereo out of your car completely, but it turns out that some music is actually better than none. The silent outings resulted in 92% of the drivers making errors, while driving to the researchers’ selections dropped errors by 20%. Unfortunately, the safe-driving mix tape is probably not going to be your teen’s new favorite. In fact, the average volume dropped to 82 decibels when it hit the speakers. The mix of easy listening, light jazz and soft rock, according to Brodsky, incorporates well-balanced musical elements with modest rhythmic qualities but does not include vocal performances or lyrics.

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One researcher believes, yes, that listening to music with a certain number of beats per minute can make it easier to study and retain information, depending on the subject. Photograph by: Dario Cantatore , AP Photo/MTV If you were desperate for a virtuous excuse to gorge on the pop of Katy Perry or Miley Cyrus, thereas now a study that says it could make students more successful at learning. Thatas right: homework is easier when you listen to bubblegum pop, according to one researcher in the U.K., whoas soon to be the scourge of every parent and teacher in the Western world. In an interview with the Daily Mail, British clinical psychologist Dr. Emma Gray claimed that students are more likely to perform well academically if they listen to certain types of music while they study. Her research was commissioned by music streaming service Spotify. aMusic can put you in a better frame of mind to learn a and indeed, students who listen to music can actually do better than those who donat,a Gray said. Gray, who specializes in cognitive behavioural therapy at The British CBT and Counselling Service in London, claims that listening to songs by Miley Cyrus or Justin Timberlake a or other pop songs with 50 to 80 beats per minute a allows the brain to learn and remember new facts more easily. Other music like classical genres, that fall into the 60 to 70 beats per minute range may help student who a studying while studying for math. While emotive pop and rock songs including Katy Perryas Firework and I Canat Get No (Satisfaction) by The Rolling Stones can produce a heightened state of excitement that is more likely to enhance creative performance in subjects such as English and art. So a with the case made for Beethoven or Bieber, Mozart or Miley a does the old wisdom that says silence is golden for studies really gone for good? A Copyright (c) Postmedia News A