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Does music really make you smarter?

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Donald A. Hodges, Covington Distinguished Professor of Music Education and Director of the Music Research Institute (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: "Music makes you smarter and "the Mozart effect" have become increasingly visible buzz woods in the last few years. The possibility that music instruction might enhance learning In others areas has captured the Imagination of many. Many record stores carry "Music Makes You Smarter" CDs and the governor of Georgia has even proposed giving a CD to each newborn baby In the hopes of raising a generation of children who will do better when they reach school age. The purpose of this article is to examine this issue more closely. Following some background material, answers to the question are given in "no." "maybe," and "yes" sections.

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Publication
Southwestern Musician, 67:9, 28-33
Language: English
Date: 1999
Keywords
Mozart effect, Music instruction, Enhance learning