Professional singers are surprisingly inaccurate when rating their own pitch accuracy. Most tend to overestimate their performance, especially if they are more accomplished musicians.
Regardless of innate pitch ability, musicians' brains have stronger connections than those who don't play music.
Regardless of musical training, a person's brain synchronizes with the rhythm of music, but musicians' brain responses are much stronger and more resistant to distraction.
Fitting musicians with motion capture sensors and applying mathematical techniques, researchers discover how musicians communicate non-verbally while performing different pieces of music.
A new eye tracking study reveals skilled musicians only read musical notes slightly faster than novices, but during that time, professional musicians are able to add flourish and play around with the music, interpreting it in their own manner.
Researchers report different brain areas are activated when a guitarists and beatboxers hear previously unheard tracks by their instrument of choice. Beatboxers, researchers say, show increased activation in brain areas that control mouth movements, where as guitarists show activation in areas that control hand movements. The study sheds light on understanding brain areas involved in auditory perception.