Tuesday, July 29, 2003

Good News/Bad News (Musician's Edition)

Good news for musicians?:

Scientists have created a technique called "neurofeedback" that trains musicians to clear their minds and produce more creative brain waves. The technique helps musicians improve their performance by an average of 17%; some improved by as much as 50%. Read more.

Bad news for musicians...


Yeah, it's about the G-weasel. But don't let the subject scare you away; read it and gag. And yet it figures that something like that is what the Machine would call "jazz." From the quotes in there (especially the misinformation about how Charlie Parker got his "Bird" nickname), you can tell that the guy wouldn't know jazz if it bit him. Still, it made for a good laugh in saxophone class at jazz camp when one of the other faculty members brought it up.