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Research suggests that endurance is improved when movements are synchronized with a musical beat. [1] This research also supports the idea that music has 'motivational' qualities that may enhance performance. One study measured the pace and attitudes of participants running on a treadmill. The control conditions included: 1) no music ('acoustic stimuli'), 2) ...


The opinion (as with rmayer06 above) that the difference between 432 and 440 is a tone is popular. Actually it is 31.77 cents, making it roughly a 6th tone. My experience is that perfect pitch at 440 is not so accurate to know, without hearing a reference tone before hand, that 432 is not 440... As for a 440 sounding better than 432 there are many reasons ...

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