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.


Pokemon For Piano Maestro

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by Mary O'Connor | piano maestro



In Piano Maestro - the Pokemon Theme!

You can find it in the TV & Game Theme's category in 3 different versions (Easy, Melody Line and 2 Hands version)