By ROSHAN THIRAN Beethoven's approach to life allowed him to accept his ailments and adjust to life accordingly, and his love for music drove him to achieve the impossible – being able to compose music while deaf.
By MICHAEL JONES
One of the reasons that music holds such power in the Western world – where our cues are almost all visual – is that it reawakens our ability to truly hear. And while we can only see one thing at a time, we can hear everything at once.
By ROUBEENI MOHAN and CHRISTIE CHUA
Music not only lifts your spirits, but has the ability to stimulate the brain to reduce anxiety, blood pressure and pain, as well as improve sleep quality, mental alertness, and memory. We can use this brain-music connection to improve our lives, and perhaps, even boost productivity.
By JUSTIN OOI T.Y.
Music has provided entertainment, inspiration and relaxation to human beings since the dawn of civilisation. This article takes a look at the lives of five acclaimed musicians over the centuries for characteristics that enabled them to scale to great heights in the world of music, amidst personal trials.
By LOUISA DEVADASON
The Malaysian English music scene has been growing in recent years with more diverse and creative acts performing at popular venues across the Klang Valley. However, as music isn’t widely encouraged in Malaysia beyond formal learning, many lack the tools to navigate a career in the music industry.
By LOUISA DEVADASON
The local English music scene has enjoyed a wave of fresh talent recently. Arguably, one of the most talked about bands is Paperplane Pursuit. John O, lead vocalist, producer and CEO of Breaking Records shares his insights and experiences.
By V. KUGANTHARAN
Whilst there are many things we do in life to cultivate great leadership qualities, I found that over time, music is one of the greatest tools to actually instill leadership qualities from a very young age.