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November 24, 2016 22:51

I love this story from the Aberdeen Press and Journal:

A PLAN to drive youngsters away from congregating at a shop by playing classical music failed — when the children became fans.

Bosses at the Co-op store in the Cove area of Aberdeen became fed up with the youngsters causing trouble outside.

They invested money in a music system which played only orchestral sounds in the hope it would keep them away — but it failed.

Duty manager Craig Singers said: “It had the opposite effect.

“On nights when the music wasn't playing the kids would
come into the shop and ask why it wasn't on. They grew to like it. That
wasn't what we wanted to happen.

“We've decided to stop playing the music now because there was no point. It didn't work.”

Serves them right. There's a host of evidence on the impact of Bach (especially) on children - as well as on babies and adults. The idea that classical music ain't for kids says more about those who hold to it than it does about the behaviour of the children.

(via Intermezzo)

November 24, 2016 22:51

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