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Mad Art Cast: Tsimané and What Makes Music Good

Sorry for the lateness of this companion post gang! Our brains are clearly in Summer-Mode.

In this episode of the ‘cast, we talk about the universality of music. Specifically, the idea that particular chords and melodies are universally ‘sad’ or ‘happy’ to all cultures.
Scientists and musicians have had differing ideas about this for some time. But a new study in Nature has shed light on this argument.

Here’s a primer on the Tsimané, who are referenced in the study.

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Brian George

Brian George

Brian George is an illustrator who lives and works in the Van Beardswick neighborhood of Brooklyn. His fierce love of cheesecake is often (but not always) thwarted by his intolerance for lactose. He will draw and paint for your amusement (‘amusement’ is archaic Etruscan slang for ‘money’). Visit his portfolio, follow his tweets @brianggeorge or on G+

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