Music and the Brain by Laurence O’Donnell

August 28, 2010 at 9:39 pm | Posted in Kindermusik | 1 Comment

This is an interesting article with lots of research into it’s topic Music and the Brain.

“Music’s interconnection with society can be seen throughout history. Every known culture on the earth has music. Music seems to be one of the basic actions of humans. However, early music was not handed down from generation to generation or recorded. Hence, there is no official record of “prehistoric” music. Even so, there is evidence of prehistoric music from the findings of flutes carved from bones.

The influence of music on society can be clearly seen from modern history. Music helped Thomas Jefferson write the Declaration of Independence. When he could not figure out the right wording for a certain part, he would play his violin to help him. The music helped him get the words from his brain onto the paper. (read more here)

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  1. Hello. I am trying to contact Laurence O’Donnell who wrote this article. I have emailed him at, but the message bounced and his website “Music Power” doesn’t connect. Any ideas of how I might contact him? I would like to reprint the article. Thank you! Rebecca Tanaka

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