Music and the Brain

Videos

What Musicians Can Learn About Practicing from Current Brain Research (5 videos)

 

The Neuroscience of Performing from Memory (4 videos)

How To Practice to Increase Speed (3 videos)

 

The Secret To Learning Music Faster: Take More Breaks (3 videos)

Variable Practice (3 videos)

The Power of Attentional Focus (3 videos)

Audio:

Podcast with Noa Kageyama (of bulletproofmusician.com fame) and Rob Knopper (of auditionhacker.com fame) on memorization

BBC CrowdScience Podcast: Why is Learning Stuff Harder as You Get Older?

BBC The Science Hour

Arizona Science: Connecting Brain Science with Music

Christine Goodner’s Time to Practice Podcast: The Only Way You Get Better is By Making Mistakes

Beyond the Practice Room Podcast with Kayleigh Miller and Janice Ying: Practicing and the Brain

Articles

Performing from Memory Doesn’t Have to be Terrifying: How Understanding the Science of Memory Can Help

Interleaved Practice: The Best Practice Method for Reliable Performance

What Musicians can Learn about Practicing from Current Brain Research

The Differences Between Musicians’ and Non-musicians’ Brains

Music and Early Language Acquisition in Frontiers in Psychology

Summary Sheets

Spaced practice summary sheet

Memorization Summary Sheet

Interleaved Practice Summary Sheet

What Musicians Can Learn About Practicing from Current Brain Research Summary Sheet

The Amazing List of Practice Techniques