Decibels; The Power of Sound

What we perceive as sound is longitudinal oscillations of pressure waves travelling through the air and the decibel rating of the sound is dictated by the how big those waves are – their amplitude. Decibels are logarithmic so the decibel scale can seem confusing at first, but if we consider the sound of a jet…

Music Therapy

There are many healers on this Earth. We tend to sway towards mass made big pharma products over those that are freely, and naturally available to us. But actually the Earth is abundant with natural remedies and medicines and they don’t always take the forms that you might expect. Music, is a healer. A proven…

A History of Headphones

The History of Headphones We often take the process of evolution for granted. It is in everything, ourselves as a race and individuals included. Everything on this Earth has evolved from something, a tree from a seed, an empire from an idea, a headphone from arm strain. By 1881, speakers had been around for some…

What do you want from music?

What do you want out of music? We listen to it daily, but why? What is it that we’re really looking for in it? For me, I want music to accompany me. It should provide comfort, cheer, hope, fear and every other emotion when I need it, and it does, every time. Music evokes the…

The Tinnitus Effect

It’s easy these days to get lost in music. A lot of us use it as an opportunity to drown out the noises that surround us. Regardless of what the sounds around us are, be it construction work, an annoying co-worker, the voices in your head even, we often seek refuge in the bliss of music….

Finding the ‘Perfect Ceremony Song’

So, you’re getting married and you need a Ceremony song.Well friend, I am here to tell you that you have no idea what lies before you. I am soon to be married and I have finally, after 9 months of pure frustration, picked a wedding ceremony song. The experience was unfathomable. I think, at this…

Helen Keller- Overcoming Adversity

Music, is universal. People all over the World sing, dance and enjoy music from the Amazonian Tribesman chants to the Top 40 we listen to in the UK. Music is everywhere, and free for all to enjoy. Unless, you are fated without the ability to hear. Unfortunately, being deaf is not overly uncommon, in fact…

Heavy Metal; why you should listen to it

Music, is one of humanities greatest accomplishments. Creating a medium that can alter the way we feel instantly under any other name would be a form of magic. Music is one of our most powerful tools of manipulation. Just as easily as it can make us feel happy, swoon or cry, it can make us…

How do we hear?

  We all remember the basics taught to us in school, the process of sound entering into our ears, hitting our ear drums and sending the vibrations to the brain for it to determine the hidden message within and send it back to us in a language we can understand. When asked to point at…

Rosetta Tharpe, Queen of Rock & Roll

Way ahead of her time and parenting one of the biggest movements in musical history, Rosetta Tharpe deserves to be recognised for her contribution