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VOL.2, NO.1 MARCH, 2021

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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, CHICAGO

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VOL.2, NO.1 MARCH, 2021

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EDITORIAL BOARD

EDITOR IN CHIEF

JOHNSON G. DICKSON, Ph.D

DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, CHICAGO

NORTHERN ILLINOIS,

UNITED STATES

OR

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

GLORY G. KINGSLEY, Ph.D

DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

OAKLAND

CALIFORNIA

A TEAM OF CONSULTING EDITORS

A. GLORY G. KINGSLEY, Ph.D

DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

OAKLAND

CALIFORNIA

B. LINUS W. YOUNG, Ph.D

DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE ARTS

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO

NORTHERN ILLINOIS

UNITED STATES

C. FRANCIS H. WILLIAM, PhD

DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

FACULTY OF ARTS

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE

D. JACKSON K. VICTOR, Ph.D

DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

FACULTY OF ARTS

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UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

SHEFFIELD, SOUTH YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND

UNITED KINGDOM

E. JOHN T. HUGE, Ph.D

DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE ARTS

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY,

WINSTON-SALEM

NORTH CAROLINA

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

F. GODSON M. EBENEZER, Ph.D

DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

FACULTY OF ARTS

UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

WELLINGTON SQUARE

OXFORD, OX1 2JD, UNITED KINGDOM

G. PATRICK L. GEORGE, PhD

DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

FACULTY OF ARTS

HARPER ADAMS UNIVERSITY

UNITED KINGDOM

H. JOHN U. CLETUS, Ph.D

DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

UNITED KINGDOM

I. JOSEPHINE L. THOMAS, Ph.D

DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER

ROCHESTER

NEW YORK CITY

J. NATHANIEL K. BUSH, PhD

DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY

UNITED KINGDOM

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LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS

Monday I. TITUS, Ph.D

Department of Music

Faculty of Arts

University of Sheffield

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England

United Kingdom

Pius N. NELSON, Ph.D

Department of Music

Faculty of Arts

Golden Gate University

San Francisco, CA 94105

California

The United States of America

Ime S. EKPO, Ph.D

Department of Music

University of Uyo

Uyo, Nigeria

Cletus A. JOHN, Ph.D

Department of Music

Freie Universität Berlin

Kaiserswerther STR. 16-18

14195 Berlin

Germany

Jones C. WILLIAMS, Ph.D

Department of Music

University Avenue

Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1

Canada

North America

Peters H. REIGNS, Ph.D Department of Theatre Arts

University of Rochester

Rochester

New York City

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James M. WILSON, Ph.D

Wake Forest University,

Winston-Salem

North Carolina

United States of America

David K. WILSON, Ph.D

Department of Library and Information Science

Faculty of Education

University of Rochester

Rochester, New York City

Benjamin K. Godson, Ph.D Department of Communication Studies University of Illinois at Chicago Northern Illinois,

United States

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CONTENTS

EDITORIAL COMMENTS XI

Assessment of the Impact of Music on Human Brain

Monday I. TITUS, Ph.D 1

A Critical Analysis of Music Lessons and Improvement of Aging Brain

Pius N. NELSON, Ph.D 10

Strategic Assessment of Specific Methods adopted for Teaching

of Music Concepts in Efik/Ibibio Culture

Ime S. EKPO, Ph.D 22

Investigating into Music Instruction and Cognitive Development in

Young Children

Cletus A. JOHN, Ph.D 33

Music Training and Amendment of the Course of Adolescent Auditory

Development

Jones C. WILLIAMS, Ph.D 41

Traditional Dance as a Determinant of Physical Fitness and Well-Being of

the Elderly

Peters H. REIGNS, Ph.D 49

Evaluation of Intensive Music Instruction and Academic Success

James M. WILSON, Ph.D 59

Assessment of Dance and its Health Benefits

David K. WILSON, Ph.D 68

Playing Tchaikovsky's 'Nutcracker' and other Music as Determinants of

Kids Brain Improvement

Benjamin K. Godson, Ph.D 76

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EDITORIAL COMMENTS

ERUDITE JOURNAL OF MUSIC AND PERFORMING ARTS (EJMPA) is a journal designed for distinguished scholarly papers, which are for the purpose of publication and provision of a wide range of information from the academics’ and practitioners’ discussions on scholarly issues in music, theatre arts, sports and other related disciplines. We express our unalloyed appreciation to Almighty God for making this VOL. 2, NO. 1 of the journal achievable. The entire members of the Editorial Board of this Journal deeply thank all the academics who have contributed immeasurably to the success of this journal publication. Thank you.

JOHNSON G. DICKSON, Ph.D

EDITOR IN CHIEF

ABSTRACT

The study revealed the impact of music on human brain. In normal individuals as well as in patients with focal neurological lesions, reveal that music can change the state of large-scale neural systems of the human brain. The changes are not confined to brain sectors related to auditory and motor processing; they also occur in regions related to the regulation of life processes. Music is often thought of a nonverbal language, capable of communicating emotional messages. Areas of the brain have been identified that, when damaged, impact only musical skills. At the same time, while the initial sensation of the sounds that make up music is a predominantly auditory experience, the neural basis of music perception lies in several different areas of the brain and overlaps with those used in language, emotion, and motor tasks. Thus music is a complex experience that utilizes seemingly divergent abilities of the brain. The study concluded that relationship between music and human brain has become a frontier field in the study of brain science and music psychology. Music has outstanding impact on human brain development as well as cognitive and memory development. In addition, music also shows significant effect on memory enhancement in a clear molecular level. The study has further depended people’s understanding of the value of music and show more in the broader development of human brain and human potential. The review of the literature warrants the conclusion that music positively impacts on human brain. One of the recommendation was that every individual, be it a child or adolescent or adult should make music part of his life.in order to enhance his brain functionality.

KEYWORDS: Music, Benefits of Music and Human Brain


Author(s) : Monday I. TITUS, Ph.D

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