May 042015

Scientists are now able to see an unborn baby’s brain responding to music. Yes, that’s right folks, things are getting pretty hi-tec these days. But before we embark on this scientific journey, let me talk a tiny bit about the design of this Guitar tee.

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This particular Guitar t-shirt design is a pretty simple one at that. It’s basically just a picture of a baby ultrasound on one layer and a grainy black and white guitar image strategically placed on another layer, with the addition of fake arms.

Then the slogan, “Born To Rock”, and lastly the web address. Sometimes the simple things say the most.

This remarkable discovery is all thanks to functional magnetic resonance imaging, a technology which allows us to see changes in the foetal brain when sound is played to them. It clearly shows brain activity during hearing of sounds.

It’s believed that Classical and/or Spanish Guitar music has a soothing and calming effect on a baby in the womb.

Studies suggest that a baby in the womb can not only hear music, but can actually remember melodies that are played often. Simple lullabies are thought to be retained in a baby’s memory up to four months after birth.

The brain activity of babies whose mothers regularly played lullabies during pregnancy was stronger when compared to babies that were not exposed to music.

Researchers suggest prenatal exposure to music influences brain development at a critical period which in turn enhances the development of the auditory system.

Some research suggests that foetal exposure to soothing, structured music might also be beneficial to at-risk infants who show signs of impaired auditory processing.

So there you have it, ladies and gentlemen. Exposing your unborn baby to classical and/or Spanish Guitar music can result in a baby who is easily calmed by hearing the same music after birth. Music by Guitar composers like Matteo Carcassi, Ferdinando Carulli, Mauro Giuliani, Fernando Sor, Francisco Tárrega, and Michael Groebel seem to be the best for this purpose.

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