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Music facts we’re sure you will love

Music facts we’re sure you will love

In (belated) honor of Valentines Day, here are a few facts about music that we’re sure you will love.

–  Music is linked to the release of dopamine, a chemical in the brain that makes you feel good!

–  1 in 10,000 people have “perfect pitch,” the ability to recognize a pitch without any reference.

–  The first piano, invented in 1709, was originally called the “gravicèmbalo col piano e forte,” which
is Italian for “harpsichord with loud and soft.” This name was later shortened to “fortepiano” and
then just “piano.”

–  The Japanese word ‘karaoke’ comes from a phrase meaning “empty orchestra.”

–  In retail stores, slow music is played to keep you shopping and make you spend more. In
restaurants, fast music is played to speed up turnaround.

–  A single violin is made from more than 70 individual pieces of wood.

–  Taylor Swift wrote her first song at age 12 after a computer repairman taught her three guitar chords.

– The best music lessons in Chester Springs are taught at Learning Allegro…but we knew that
already. 🙂

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