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Music is a big part of our lives and can effect us for good or bad. Some music invites the spirit and some drives it away. Certain music has even been shown to increase brain power. Stanford University found that playing musical instruments improves reading ability.

President Gordon B. Hinckley said, "Let there be music in the home. If you have teenagers who have their own recordings, you will be prone to describe the sound as something other than music. Let them hear something better occasionally. Expose them to it. It will speak for itself. More of appreciation will come than you may think. It may not be spoken, but it will be felt, and its influence will become increasingly manifest as the years pass." (Ensign. Nov. 1975, p. 38)

Quality classical CDs can be found inexpensively almost everywhere that sells CDs. I have listed a few favorites below to get you started. If you aren't familiar with classical music yourself, start by listening to a classical music station like KUSC.  ~Michele Everett

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Inspiring Music Worthy Thoughts By Boyd K. Packer
A Closer Look at Popular Music By Lex deAzevedo
The Eternal Nature of the Law of Chastity By Gene R. Cook
Michael Ballam's Education Week Notes
The Power of Music By Tamara Leatham Bailey and Christie Giles
Do You Hear What I Hear? By Randy and Susan Boothe
Blessing Your Home with Music By Sally Peterson Brinton
Practice Makes Possible By Heber J. Grant
Creativity and the Latter-day Saint By Crawford Gates
The Power of Hymns By Merrill J. Bateman
Worship through Music By Dallin H. Oaks
Music: Apples or Onions? By Jack R. Christianson
Popular Music Guidelines By Larry Bastian
The Cream of the Crop By Joan C. Hansen
For What It’s Worth By Randal S. Chase
Orchestrating Family Memories By Michael F. Moody
The Mozart Effect
Career Opportunities in the Arts By Lorin F. Wheelwright
Sweet Harmony: Mormon Youth Symphony and Chorus By Kathleen Lubeck
Institute of American Music
LDS Church Music
BYU Radio
Mormon Tabernacle Choir
KBYU-FM Classical Music
KUSC Classical Music Station
Classic Cat - Free Classical Downloads
Classics for Kids
Meet the Composers from KDFC
Mozart
All About Beethoven
PBS Arts
Practicespot Notereading Wizard
Gary Ewers Easy Music Theory
Ricci Adams Music Theory
Hypermusic
New York Philharmonic Kidzone
SFS Kids Fun with Music
Play Music Stage
Dallas Symphony Orchestra's Music Room
Guide to Renaissance Instruments
Musical Instrument Gallery
Musical Instrument Encyclopedia
Music Theory
Music Theory Flash Cards
List of Musical Terms
Nine Easy-to-Make Musical Instruments for Kids
Prelude Music Therapy
How a Piano Works
Free Piano Lessons
Free Online Piano Lessons
My Sheet Music Free Lessons
Free Group Guitar Lessons
Free Guitar Lessons






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