Mozart Effect Resource Center Newsletter
The crisp autumnal air turns leaves to red, and our thoughts and memories to school and
We offer education related items in this newsletter edition:
Around the World
Recently in Singapore and Ireland, with upcoming events in Japan, Austria, and around the US,
Don Campbell brings the Mozart Effect to teachers, parents, and students. Recent workshops
have included The Power of Musical Intelligence, The Essential Art of Teaching, Putting the
Mozart Effect to Work in the Classroom, and Tools for Taking Care of You.
Don Campbell has designed learning events for health professionals, businesses, musicians,
symphonies, parents, and the general public. Check in on Don and his
Download our media kit with a complete list of
presentations available, along with other information about the transformative powers of music.
Ways to Use Music for Studying and Projects with
Music for the Mozart Effect Vol. IV: Focus and Clarity
More topics on the liner notes include: Music Balances the Brain, Music is More than Meets Your ear, Music
is Universal, Music Can Create a Sound Diet, and Dr Tomatis and the Mozart Effect
- Music Modifies your Environment
Music can help you speed up (Disc A) or slow down (Disc B) depending on your state of mind and body.
It can help block out unwanted sounds in other rooms, and reduce the distraction from traffic, air
conditioners, heaters, and noisy lighting.
- Music Can Talk to Your Body
When you make a conscious effort to listen before starting a task, your brainwaves, breathing,
heartbeat, skin temperature, and muscular tension can all be modified. Using music for 10 minutes
before you begin to study can align your inner world.
- Music Enhances Mathematical Skills
Classical music is based on complex structures, rhythms, and auditory patterns that often can assist
the development of reason, memory, logic, and visual shapes. (Disc A) Music is a highly complex
mathematical system in itself. Research shows that playing musical
instruments at an early age assists in mathematical skills.
- Music Can Give You a Boost: Sonic Caffeine
Music can stimulate your brain in a healthy, natural way. You may think that loud pop music
is stimulating, but the opposite is true. It can tire and exhaust. low, pulsing music
can help you move, dance, or "forget the world." Light, high frequency music that is clearly
organized can refresh the mind and brain in a matter of minutes.
- Music Helps Your Memory
The many components of music reach numerous parts of the brain. The rhythm of music
talks to the body, the harmonies to the emotions and the melodies to the more conscious parts of the
brain. slower, organized music assists the brain in patterning verbal and visual information. (Disc B)
The memorization of vocabulary and spelling can be assisted by speaking (or thinking) in rhythmic and musical
patterns. Just as you may have learned your ABC's to Mozart's tune, ("Twinkle, Twinkle Little star) you can use
music to help anchor your cognitive process.
- Music Connects the Mind and Heart
Concentration is not generally thought of as "emotional" but studying is. Music stimulates a direct
response in the Limbic System, the emotional center of the brain. When study
is stressful, use music that inspires you for a few minutes, then
use Mozart to balance the emotional state.. With a few deep breaths, a little daydreaming with closed
eyes keeping an image of a rested and resourceful mind, music connects the conscious and
unconscious parts of the brain. (Disc B) Next you might want to clarify your mind and
perk up your left brain. (Disc A)
Homework Help and Online Resources
Its homework season again, and we receive many requests for help finding resources for reports and projects. We have a wonderful jumping off point for online research and guides to research at our site: Research & Resources!
Resources include links to: The
American Music Conference (dedicated to promoting the importance of music, music-making, and music
education to the general public), MuSICA
(analysis and commentary on the broad field of research on music and behavior, including evolution,
brain mechanisms, child development, perception, learning, memory, performance, health, and related
for Music (Computer-Assisted Information Retrieval Service System--a bibliographic database of
music research literature in music education, music psychology, music therapy, and music medicine.
Citations have been taken from 1,354 different journal titles; 18 of which are primary journals,
meaning that every article ever to appear is included),
and hundreds more.
There are links to online articles and citations you can use from home. Or use this site at your
library and let the articles and abstracts guide you to published books, periodicals, journal
articles, and recordings.
We recommend starting with either book, The Mozart
Effect, or The Mozart Effect for Children.
They both contain extensive bibliographies and notes sections. When you come across an
interesting reference, use our online database to see if there is more information.
We have references organized by book chapters in addition to subjects.
Take the recommended reading and music suggestions in either book to our webstore, your
bookstore, or library. If you can't find a title, email us and we'll help locate the resource.
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