Curating The Week: Music-Related Stuff On The Internet


1. An article about the role of innate talent in achieving musical expertise.
“The idea that anyone can become an expert at most anything isn’t scientifically defensible, and pretending otherwise is harmful to society and individuals…”

2. An article about an obsessive Brazilian vinyl collector.
“I’ve gone to therapy for 40 years to try to explain this to myself…”

3. An article by Daniel Levitan about the benefits of rest–including music listening–for resetting the mind.
“Several studies have shown that a walk in nature or listening to music can trigger the mind-wandering mode. This acts as a neural reset button, and provides much needed perspective on what you’re doing.”

“Music…turns out to be an effective method for improving attention, building up self-confidence, social skills and a sense of engagement.”