Can you recite the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution? If you
are a certain age, you probably learned the Preamble by watching
ABC-TV's School House Rock. A
generation learned math, grammar, history and science from cartoon musical videos.
School House Rock did more for literacy than a schoolyard full of
unopened textbooks. This method, often referred to as superlearning,
is being employed successfully throughout the world as a way to dramatically
accelerate the learning process and make it enjoyable. We
will summarize it on this page and encourage you to integrate it
with the other resources on this site.
Music has the ability to synchronize the brain's left analytical hemisphere
with the right creative spatial hemisphere. When both hemispheres
are engaged, the brain is able receive more information. You
can retrieve information quickly because the music acts as a carrier
wave to long-term memory storage.
According to Gordon Dryden and Dr. Jeannette Vos, authors of
"Music stimulates and awakens, reviving
bored or sleepy learners and increasing blood and oxygen flow to
You should hear music playing from the player in
the lower right portion of the webpage. This player works in much the same way
as any music software available for computers today. To stop the music, simply
press the square shaped Stop button. To skip forward and backwards in the list
of available music without waiting for the current song to end, use the buttons
on the right and left with double arrows on them. The bar across the top of the
player is the volume slider, you can slide this from left (quietest) to right
- Music inspires emotion, creating a clear passage to long-term
- Music is a stage-changer and can be used effectively to get students
effective learning state."