[Fwd: Beyond "The Mozart Effect"]

Subject: [Fwd: Beyond "The Mozart Effect"]
From: David Mooney (moko@city-net.com)
Date: Sun May 22 2005 - 11:31:28 EDT

Can't resist passing this on...
> The Mozart Effect -- playing classical music to your children raises their IQ --
> has been pretty well debunked:
> http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2005/february2/mozart-020205.html
> A blogger considers, however, the effect of playing music by other composers
> to your child:
> Liszt effect: Child speaks rapidly and extravagantly, but never really says
> anything important.
> Brahms effect: Child plagiarizes so forcefully that onlookers marvel at his
> learning, scholarship, and of course, force.
> Bruckner effect: Child speaks very slowly and repeats himself frequently. Gains
> reputation for profundity.
> Wagner effect: Child becomes a megalomaniac. May eventually marry his sister.
> Mahler effect: Child continually screams - at great length and volume - that
> he's dying.
> Verdi effect: Child continually screams.
> Schoenberg effect: Child never repeats a word until he's used all the other
> words in his vocabulary. Sometimes talks backwards. Eventually, people stop
> listening to him. Child blames them for their inability to understand him.
> Webern effect: Child.
> Babbitt effect: Child gibbers nonsense all the time. Eventually, people stop
> listening to him. Child doesn't care because all his playmates think he's
> cool.

David Mooney

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