Here are WSJ's 5 main points:
- Music raises your IQ.
- Music training can reduce the academic gap between rich and poor districts.
- Music training does more than sports, theater or dance to improve key academic skills.
- Music can be an inexpensive early screening tool for reading disabilities.
- Music lite…
When students begin serious study of music and notation they must learn to recognize intervals by sight and by sound. Many teachers have used mnemonic devices to assist in learning, like singing "Here comes the bride" to signal the sound of a perfect 4th, or "My bonnie lies over the ocean" to recal…