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Sounds of nature: the roots of music?
Old 15th September 2015
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Sounds of nature: the roots of music?

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"The brain is really a wet, sloppy drum machine," Horowitz says. "It's desperately seeking rhythms." Not only rhythm, but patterns in pitch too, that have a mathematical regularity that captures the brain's attention.

The sound of a familiar voice, for example, has its own set of rhythms and pitches. So do particular sounds in nature: birds, insects, rain. The Bayaka people, who live in the rain forest of Central Africa, incorporate the syncopation of falling rain into their music.
I've written a few times here about my personal musings on roots of music in our primordial past, the rhythms of nature, of moving water, of wind and weather, and, of course, of other animals, both predators and prey.

But while I was musing, some scientists were experimenting and analyzing and finding out some very interesting things about how human hearing developed and some of the implications for understanding how sound -- and music -- effect us.

This NPR piece -- there's an article transcript with sound clips or you can listen to the whole 7+ minute piece radio feature -- gives an overview of that research...

How Sound Shaped The Evolution Of Your Brain : Shots - Health News : NPR



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Old 15th September 2015
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Very good read.

Thanks.
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Think the sound is very universal and it could be because we are made of stardust and the stars make sound , just like the sun the emit huge sound-waves within the core .



We can actually train the brain in hearing certain things that normally not be noticeable with normal persons . The people that can do this things are the blind people they have more developed capacity to isolate sound and hear things we normal can not .

Think with mixing could be the same , it is learning the brain when iq is needed or something is not good in the mix and take certain action to get it better.
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... the rhythms of nature, of moving water, of wind and weather, and, of course, of other animals, both predators and prey
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