02 Nov Music
Music can bring out the best in you
Albert Einstein was a gifted musician who could play the piano and violin with exceptional skill.
He once said: “The greatest scientists are artists as well.”
He is a perfect example of how music can help spur your creativity.
At Global Oak Tree Scholars (GOTS) we give equal importance to music as we do to other subjects.
Studies have shown a correlation between musical training and academic success for children and adults.
Playing an instrument not only stimulates the brain, it also improves memory and reasoning skills, which are essential for subjects like mathematics and science.
Interesting music trivia:
* A piano can be compared to a human body as it requires numerous parts to be working in perfect unison to create the sound. It has 7,500 working parts and if one of those parts is not fully functional, the piano can go out of tune.
* A piano, missing its keys, was discovered near the summit of Britain’s highest mountain – Ben Nevis – in 2006. No one knows how it got there or where the keys are!
* A single violin is made from over 70 individual pieces of wood.
* Talking drums were used in Africa for centuries to transmit messages over long distances by mimicking speech.
* Ukulele is Hawaiian for jumping flea. Legend has it locals saw a Portuguese immigrant named Joao Fernandes, who brought the instrument to the islands in 1879, play it and remarked his fingers jumped like fleas all over the fingerboard!
To learn more about GOTS and how we incorporate music in our classrooms, log on to www.gots.edu.my
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