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EDUCATION

10 reasons why making music is good for your brain

Turns out Mom and Dad were right. Those piano lessons you despised and those endless hours in school band practice truly were good for you. From making you smarter, to diminishing the effects of brain aging, to improving emotional stability, it seems that playing an instrument has a hand in reconfiguring your brain and enhancing it. Permanently. And let's be clear: just listening to music doesn't cut it. It's the active work of bringing sounds to life that delivers the biggest benefit.

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  April 2, 2015  
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Music therapy helps those with disabilities to heal and socialize

Music has been known to fill the void when words fail, express the heart’s desires and silence the mind. It can be heard in every culture and understood in any language. Though artistic in nature, recent years have proved the emotional and physical healing effects it can have on people.

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  April 1, 2015  
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Cats Prefer Classical Music When They're Having Surgery

Like their human companions, stressed-out cats can listen to music to relax. And when felines are fighting the stress of a surgical procedure, it appears they don't want to hear rock or pop. They want the classics, at least according to new research.

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  April 2, 2015  
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Salute to veterans: Music helped save the day

Harvey Hodges talks about becoming a musician in the army at his home in Champaign on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. He was an 18-year-old stationed in a camp on Utah Beach hauling ammunition in July of 1944 when he got the summons.

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  April 1, 2015  

Welcome to Sarlettes Music!

We are a friendly neighborhood “mom and pop” music store located on the prairie of West Central Minnesota, in the bustling metropolis of Morris (pop. 5600).