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Can't get it out of my head

A father's yearlong quest to grasp the infant musical mind

A child being studied at the Auditory Development Lab at McMaster University, where a study indicated that the way adults bounce babies affects whether the kids prefer marches or waltzes. A child being studied at the Auditory Development Lab at McMaster University, where a study indicated that the way adults bounce babies affects whether the kids prefer marches or waltzes. (Jason jones/jason jones photography inc.)
By Jeremy Eichler
Globe Staff / July 13, 2008

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I've never felt so paralyzed standing before my CD collection as the day I brought my newborn son home from the hospital and decided to play him his very first music. So much was at stake. Should it be modern or Baroque? Orchestral or opera? Would Mozart make him smarter? Would Schoenberg instill in him revolutionary tendencies? Would Wagner make ... (Full article: 1931 words)

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