Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Mozart Effect

mack/misophist 21 May 08 - 10:45 AM
Amos 21 May 08 - 11:29 AM
Les in Chorlton 21 May 08 - 01:17 PM
Liz the Squeak 21 May 08 - 01:21 PM
Crane Driver 21 May 08 - 01:39 PM
Ernest 21 May 08 - 01:52 PM
Tootler 21 May 08 - 06:36 PM
GUEST,Gerry 21 May 08 - 10:50 PM
Amos 21 May 08 - 11:43 PM
Splott Man 22 May 08 - 03:46 AM
Splott Man 22 May 08 - 03:50 AM
Les in Chorlton 22 May 08 - 03:50 AM
gnomad 22 May 08 - 04:00 AM
GUEST,LTS pretending to work 22 May 08 - 04:01 AM
Splott Man 22 May 08 - 04:35 AM
Splott Man 22 May 08 - 08:08 AM
Donuel 22 May 08 - 01:24 PM
Ernest 22 May 08 - 01:29 PM
MikeofNorthumbria 23 May 08 - 08:26 AM
*daylia* 23 May 08 - 09:07 AM
GUEST,leeneia 23 May 08 - 09:21 AM
GUEST,Horse of Combat 23 May 08 - 11:34 AM
olddude 23 May 08 - 10:09 PM
GUEST 24 May 08 - 04:35 PM
Def Shepard 24 May 08 - 04:41 PM
Acorn4 24 May 08 - 06:08 PM
the button 25 May 08 - 08:28 AM
Desert Dancer 28 Jun 10 - 11:52 AM
Jack Campin 28 Jun 10 - 08:27 PM
Smokey. 28 Jun 10 - 08:45 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 28 Jun 10 - 09:05 PM
Jack Campin 28 Jun 10 - 09:14 PM
Smokey. 28 Jun 10 - 09:22 PM
Smokey. 28 Jun 10 - 09:55 PM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:









Subject: Mozart Effect
From: mack/misophist
Date: 21 May 08 - 10:45 AM

A friend who knows much more about music than I says:

New Findings on the Mozart Effect:
     
    A recent report now says that the Mozart effect is another charming urban legend.
     
    The bad news for the hip urban professionals: playing  Mozart for your designer baby will not improve his IQ or help him get into that exclusive pre-school. He'll just have to get admitted to Harvard  some other way. Of course, we're all better off for listening to Mozart purely for the pleasure of it. However, one wonders whether, if playing Mozart sonatas for little Tiffany or Jason could boost their intelligence, what would happen if other composers were played during the kiddies' developmental time?

    LISZT EFFECT: Child speaks rapidly and extravagantly, but never really says anything  important.

    BRUCKNER EFFECT: Child speaks very slowly and repeats himself frequently. Gains reputation for profundity.

    WAGNER EFFECT: Child becomes a megalomaniac. May eventually marry his sister.

    MAHLER EFFECT: Child continually screams - at great length and
    volume - that he's dying.

    SCHOENBERG EFFECT: Child never repeats a word until he's used all the other words in his vocabulary. Sometimes talks backwards.  Eventually, people stop listening to him. Child blames them for their inability to understand him.

    IVES EFFECT: The child develops a remarkable ability to carry on  several separate conversations at once.

    GLASS EFFECT: The child tends to repeat himself over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again.

    STRAVINSKY EFFECT: The child is prone to savage, guttural and profane outbursts that often lead to fighting and pandemonium in the preschool.

    BRAHMS EFFECT: The child is able to speak beautifully as long as his sentences contain a multiple of three words (3, 6, 9, 12, etc.)  However, his sentences containing 4 or 8 words are strangely uninspired.

    CAGE EFFECT: Child says nothing for 4 minutes, 33 seconds.
    (Preferred by 10 out of 9 classroom teachers.)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Mozart Effect
From: Amos
Date: 21 May 08 - 11:29 AM

THis is excellent.

One might add the Brubeck Effect -- child gets quicklybored to tears with the normal passage of time and manages to multi-task at amazing speeds and with amazing dexterity things that are all happening at different rates.

This opens a whole can of worms, doesn't it?


A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Mozart Effect
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 21 May 08 - 01:17 PM

The Sea Shanty Effect - your Child has lots and lots of things to say but after awhile you begin to think most of it has been said before.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Mozart Effect
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 21 May 08 - 01:21 PM

And the Rutter effect - takes 3 pages to say one word over three octaves.

LTS


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Mozart Effect
From: Crane Driver
Date: 21 May 08 - 01:39 PM

I prefer the Brahms and Liszt effect myself - a tendency to fall over with a silly grin on my face . . .

More gin, mother?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Mozart Effect
From: Ernest
Date: 21 May 08 - 01:52 PM

LENNON EFFECT: still needs diapers in preschool, because it gives
               PISS a chance...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Mozart Effect
From: Tootler
Date: 21 May 08 - 06:36 PM

FUGUE EFFECT: Starts to say something, then repeats it several times at different pitches.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Mozart Effect
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 21 May 08 - 10:50 PM

Let's keep on-topic here. What would be the Barbry Allen effect? the John Henry effect? the Woody Guthrie effect? the Martin Carthy effect? the banjo effect? the bodhran effect?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Mozart Effect
From: Amos
Date: 21 May 08 - 11:43 PM

The General Folk music Effect: Child refuses to take life seriously because everything has basically happened twelve times before and he knows the ballads that prove it.


A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Mozart Effect
From: Splott Man
Date: 22 May 08 - 03:46 AM

The CARTHY effect: takes ages to prepare to say something, then says it with precision and dexterity.
The McCOLL effect: the child's accent changes as it gets older.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Mozart Effect
From: Splott Man
Date: 22 May 08 - 03:50 AM

The BELLOWHEAD effect: just when you thought the child couldn't get any more excited, it gets even more excited.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Mozart Effect
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 22 May 08 - 03:50 AM

Anybody for the Bert Lloyd Effect?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Mozart Effect
From: gnomad
Date: 22 May 08 - 04:00 AM

Child Ballad effect: every story is told at great length, with details varying and gruesome, but not always believable. Uses words whose meaning is decidedly ambiguous.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Mozart Effect
From: GUEST,LTS pretending to work
Date: 22 May 08 - 04:01 AM

The Show of Hands effect - gets asked to repeat itself again and again and again and again and again......

LTS


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Mozart Effect
From: Splott Man
Date: 22 May 08 - 04:35 AM

The BARBRY ALLEN effect: child grows up with a strong desire to paint the town red.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Mozart Effect
From: Splott Man
Date: 22 May 08 - 08:08 AM

The TWO SISTERS effect: doesn't bear thinking about


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Mozart Effect
From: Donuel
Date: 22 May 08 - 01:24 PM

Mahler's last 3 words:   "Play some Mozart."


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Mozart Effect
From: Ernest
Date: 22 May 08 - 01:29 PM

The TRADITIONAL-UNACCOMPANIED-SINGER effect: puts his finger in various body-openings


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Mozart Effect
From: MikeofNorthumbria
Date: 23 May 08 - 08:26 AM

The Irish Session Effect (AKA The Bluegrass Session Effect): plays every tune so fast that it sounds meaningless - to prove that he can.

The English Session Effect: plays every tune at a speed suitable for dancing (in a vat of porridge while wearing deep-sea diving boots)- to prove that he's really authentic.

Wassail!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Mozart Effect
From: *daylia*
Date: 23 May 08 - 09:07 AM

the J.S.BACH Effect: a well-tempered child grows up and goes baroque


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Mozart Effect
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 23 May 08 - 09:21 AM

Very good, daylia!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Mozart Effect
From: GUEST,Horse of Combat
Date: 23 May 08 - 11:34 AM

The DYLAN effect; child moans incomprehensibly in a pained and peevish way


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Mozart Effect
From: olddude
Date: 23 May 08 - 10:09 PM

Redneck effect - listens to country music, drinks beer and takes a piss off the deck of his double wide


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Mozart Effect
From: GUEST
Date: 24 May 08 - 04:35 PM

Junk science. There is a predisposition though for babies to grow up in a household that has Mozart being played to usually be of a higher income or higher educated group.
That might be a correlation with Mozart and Harvard.

You might have to ask how many young people today have even heard Mozart?

There is something to be said for playing classical music such as Mozart while you study for an exam. This is still in the category of junk science, however.

Although membership is preferred, visitors are welcome to post as guests at Mudcat. However, we require that you use a consistent and distinctive name. Please pick a name and use it consistently. Thank you. - joe clone -


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Mozart Effect
From: Def Shepard
Date: 24 May 08 - 04:41 PM

"The Show of Hands effect - gets asked to repeat itself again and again and again and again and again......

could this also be applied to The Mudcat Effect? ;-D


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Mozart Effect
From: Acorn4
Date: 24 May 08 - 06:08 PM

The Lloyd-Webber effect - child continually gazes at its reflection in the back of a spoon -also known as the "Manilow Effect".


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Mozart Effect
From: the button
Date: 25 May 08 - 08:28 AM

UNTHANK effect: child speaks well, but is criticised by parents for being too young.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Mozart Effect
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 11:52 AM


'Mozart Effect' Was Just What We Wanted To Hear


The newest issue of the journal Intelligence has the largest review ever of research on the so-called Mozart Effect, the popular idea that listening to classical music can enhance the intelligence of people in general and babies in particular.

The review is titled "Mozart Effect, Schmozart Effect," which should give you some idea of its conclusion: there ain't no such thing.

But even if listening to Beethoven won't make us smarter, the history of how the Mozart Effect ultimately became fashionable does have something to teach us. It's a story about careful science, less careful journalism, and of course, death threats.


NPR went back to the original researcher:

Rauscher still stands by her original finding, but says subsequent research has shown that it's not really about Mozart. Any music that you find engaging will do the same thing, because compared to something like sitting in silence, the brain finds it stimulating.

"The key to it is that you have to enjoy the music," Rauscher says. "If you hate Mozart you're not going to find a Mozart Effect. If you love Pearl Jam, you're going to find a Pearl Jam effect."


So, pick your line above. :-)

~ Becky in Tucson


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Mozart Effect
From: Jack Campin
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 08:27 PM

The Martin Carthy Effect: results in a kid who can't get started breastfeeding without twiddling each nipple for ten minutes first.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Mozart Effect
From: Smokey.
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 08:45 PM

The Stockhausen effect: perpetual incontinence and/or coprophilia.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Mozart Effect
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 09:05 PM

It could be worse- the Rap effect.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Mozart Effect
From: Jack Campin
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 09:14 PM

Smokey may not like what he thinks he knows of Stockhausen but that's just silly.

part of Tierkreis


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Mozart Effect
From: Smokey.
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 09:22 PM

Of course it's silly, Jack, it's not a serious subject.

Please feel at liberty to substitute anything you don't like for KS. Perhaps I should have made that clear for the benefit of his admirers, but in my foolishness I didn't think it was necessary.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Mozart Effect
From: Smokey.
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 09:55 PM

I'm sure I've heard that tune somewhere before...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 20 July 5:01 AM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.