The Cool Bass Clef
Monday, October 22, 2018 by Mary O'Connor | theory
An educational parody of Meghan Trainor's music "All About That Bass" that teaches the notes of the bass clef.
Learn the notes of "The Cool Bass Clef" by watching this cool animated video. Music by Karl Hitzemann. Animation by Bill Belongia. The song originally appeared in Music K-8 magazine, Vol. 22, No. 3.
What You Need to Know
Thursday, October 18, 2018 by Mary O'Connor | humor
A helpful guide to reading sheet music created by an unqualified individual.
Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by Mary O'Connor | OCMS
Writer and neurologist Oliver Sacks, who died on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at age 82, spent his life wondering on the myriad connections among biology, thought, emotion and perception.
For those of us who obsess over the how and why of music, Sacks’ work on sound and its effects on the brain – and vice versa – was particularly illuminating. His book on the subject, “Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain,” remains essential reading for those who want to understand the mechanics of music.
Through bountiful research and mesmerizing case studies, Sacks addressed topics including music and amnesia, music therapy, musical prodigies and those who suffer from debilitating aural hallucinations.
Read more at Oliver Sacks & music: On brainworms , hallucinations and sonic overload - LA Times
The O'Connor Music Studio has a copy of Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain if anyone would like to borrow it.