Music

The violin players' abilities could shed light on everything from epidemics to the spread of fake news.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
New study presents new way to observe rate at which culture changes.
Brian Owens, Contributor
Features common to the world's music may underlie a universal musical grammar, according to a controversial new study.
Marcus Woo, Contributor
An analysis of more than 50 years of song lyrics identifies a dark trend in popular music.
Brian Owens, Contributor
Algorithms for mixing and mastering audio are having a growing impact on what we hear.
Katharine Gammon, Contributor
One of the things people with Alzheimer's disease understand is music.
Joel Shurkin, Contributor
For top scientists like James P. Allison, music and other artistic endeavors may be key to success.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Legal experts call upon audio forensics experts to unravel a puzzling mystery that has rocked the music industry.
Jennifer Leman, Contributor
One trick to making music sad? Use a solo instrument.
Joel Shurkin, Contributor
New theory views lullabies as a signal to babies that parents are giving all they can.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Redesigned guitar strings use physics to avoid whammy bar dissonance.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Science and high speed cameras prove that heavy metal singers do intuitively what babies know instinctively -- how to protect their voices while making very loud sounds.
Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor