Oct 232014
 
A Different Way To Visualize Rhythm

Most kids learn how to read a musical bar line at the beginning of their music careers. But it actually doesn’t make much sense to read music across a page. John Varney of TED-Education explains how a better to visualize rhythm is in a circle. The wheel method is a much more intuitive way to represent rhythm.  

 


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Sep 222014
 
The History Of Tattoos

People have been getting tattooed for thousands of years. Many ancient cultures tattooed themselves to commemorate war, love, or travel. Over the years, tattoos came and went into fashion. Addison Anderson explains the history of tattoos in this TED-Ed video. 

 


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Jul 242014
 
How Playing An Instrument Helps Your Brain

Scientists have realized that learning to play an instrument is more beneficial than we once thought before. As Anita Collins of TED-Ed explains, playing a musical instrument activates nearly every section of the brain at once. The fine motor skills required to play an instrument use both hemispheres for the brain. So every time you play the piano you are really engaging in a brain work out!

 


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Jul 152014
 
What Makes Tattoos Permanent

Tattoos go back thousands of years in human history. But how exactly does the art work? As humans, we are constantly shedding our skin. So why don’t tattoos slowly fade away? TED-Ed explains in this viral video that it is actually our body’s self defense mechanisms that cause the ink to become permanent.  

 


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