Wednesday, February 17, 2021 by Chrissy Misso | STEAM
Who hasn't taken a sea shell and held it up to their ear in hopes of hearing the ocean? Who hasn't hunted for that perfect shell?
How about making an instrument with a shell?
What instrument can you think of that would work?
Prehistoric humans made a horn from a conch shell . . . and someone FINALLY tried playing it even though it was discovered (in France) about 90 years ago. The musician was able to play 3 chromatic notes (equivalent to C, C#/Db, & D)!!
There have been other prehistoric instruments found over the years, nor the oldest, but it is unique --most have been flutes and percussion instruments!
Check out this story from NPR to learn more!
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 by Chrissy Misso | STEAM
Did you know that sand, salt, fire, water, and more respond to music too!!
Check out the videos in the JoyTunes blog: http://blog.joytunes.com/music-fun/elements-react-music/?utm_source=Blog&utm_medium=FB&utm_campaign=musicelements
Monday, January 11, 2016 by Chrissy Misso | STEAM
Mya from JoyTunes wrote a lovely article about the benefits of music for your health! Did you ever think you could be healthier just because you play an insstrument?!?
Thursday, December 17, 2015 by Chrissy Misso | STEAM
Take a look at this TED-Ed Talk about the math behind Beethoven's greatest works!
GOOGLE is celebrating too! https://www.google.com/doodles/celebrating-ludwig-van-beethovens-245th-year