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Study Shows Music to Boost Reading Ability

Josh Harris • News • July 25, 2013

A new German study has found a correlation between musical skills and reading skills in young children.A new German study has found a correlation between musical skills and reading skills in young children. The study examined 159 students and found that children who received specialist music training twice a week for eight months had a significantly greater increase in various reading skills than those in other groups. A second group was given visual arts training, while a third was given no extra training at all.

According to the Guardian, researchers found that the ability to analyze rhythmic patterns and tone lengths had a particularly positive effect on “decoding skills” while reading, while tone and pitch skills did not appear to be as beneficial.

Read more at the Guardian.

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