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David Crosby, Steven Stills, Graham Nash ... and CSN

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Oct 25, 2016. 4 Replies

From the first time I heard "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," I fell in love with the sweet harmonies and rich, warming music made by Crosby, Stills and Nash.  Since that time, they celebrated the Summer of…Continue

Tags: Dan Rather, Graham Nash, Steven Stills, David Crosby, CSN

Unique and Interesting Instruments

Started by James Yount. Last reply by Chris Oct 23, 2016. 31 Replies

Music is always evolving and so are the instruments that people use. Have you seen any unique performances that you'd like to share?Continue

Like Like Gospel Music--Do You?

Started by Donald R Barbera. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Mar 25, 2015. 2 Replies

I like music. I like all kinds…Continue

Tags: Musical, Apprceation, Musicians, Music, Founders

Atheist Themed Music and Reasoned Rythms

Started by James Yount. Last reply by Grinning Cat Feb 9, 2015. 31 Replies


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Comment by Chris on November 17, 2016 at 12:20am


Comment by Chris on November 17, 2016 at 12:17am

I donno scat, but enjoy Ella Fitzgerald.

Comment by Randall Smith on November 13, 2016 at 7:22am
All I know, Chris, is that, in general, I prefer mens' voices to womens', be it talking or singing. I think it's the "shrill factor", i.e., pitch.
I appreciate the explanation. And I still love Ella Fitzgerald!
Comment by Chris on November 12, 2016 at 10:28am

The submarine force tried using different female voices for alarms. Submariners called it "Bitch in the box."

Needless to say that experiment failed.

Comment by Chris on November 12, 2016 at 10:12am

Men Hear Women's Melodies.

Manle and felale voices activate disct regions in the male brain.

By David Epstein|Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Even if a wife's voice is not music to a man's ears, it may be melodic to his brain.

Psychiatrist Michael Hunter and fellow researchers at the University of Sheffield in England monitored the brain activity of 12 men as they listened to voice recordings and found they process male voices differently from those of females. Women's voices stimulate an area of the brain used for processing complex sounds, like music. Male voices activate the "mind's eye," a region of the brain used for conjuring imagery.

One reason, Hunter suggests, is that women generally have shorter vocal cords and a smaller larynx, giving them higher-pitched voices. Women's voices may also have more "natural melody," he adds. Qualities like pitch and volume vary more during speech. "There's more prosody in female speech."

Newspaper articles about Hunter's research said that men find the female voice more difficult to hear and understand. But Hunter thinks the opposite is true. Because the brain is apparently deciphering the modulation in women's voices, a female voice might be able to communicate more information per sentence than a male voice. "Most people at a railway station say female announcers are clearer," he says. "Maybe it's this added input."

Hunter speculated about why the male voice activates the brain's visual region: "Perhaps men listening to male voices try to picture what the speaker looks like." Hunter's findings might also explain why hallucinations usually involve male voices. "If the brain had to produce a voice from nothing, it might go for a more basic version—the male voice." The next step, he says, is to find out whether men's or women's voices are music to the female brain.

More in the above link.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 11, 2016 at 9:14pm

Randy, I have always thought that Tina Turner has the hottest pair of legs I've ever seen on a woman. And now she is an equally hot senior citizen. I love her.

Comment by Randall Smith on November 11, 2016 at 7:00am

It certainly got my mojo working! Thanks for sharing, Carl.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 10, 2016 at 9:19pm

Some great music! And proof of true artists and professionals. No lip-syncing, No auto-tune. No recorded background music. Live acoustic instruments. 

(Should I be pissed that in 1969 when I was five years old, my parents never took me to The Playboy Club?)

Comment by Randall Smith on October 30, 2016 at 7:22am

Not only do I love The Manhattan Transfer, but I love the song. Now, if you have the time, look up The Hi Lo's rendition of "Nightingale". I prefer all male voices.

I also paid $3.49 to run off the sheet music (piano) for Their Hearts Were Full of Spring. Now I can play it any time!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 29, 2016 at 11:00am

Hearing that Beach Boys song immediately reminded me of The Manhattan Transfer's wonderful rendition of "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square." I've always been a big fan of them and also The Nylons from Canada.


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