Why learn Spanish over other languages?
Spanish may seem like the basic, go-to language to learn. However, this is exactly the reason why you should learn it! After English, it is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. In fact, Spanish can be considered a gate-way language. People who understand Spanish have a much easier time picking up other romance languages such as Italian, Portuguese, French, and even Latin. Additionally, Spanish speaking people can be found all across South and Central America as well as in various locations throughout North America. Learning Spanish is an easy way to broaden your possibilities for communication, travel, and cultural adventure.
What process do composers use to write their music and how can I use these strategies to write my own music?
Each composer has a slightly different strategy when writing music, but many use a variety of different approaches. One approach is to start out with a chord progression and layer different parts around the chord structure. However, it may also be useful to begin with a basic melody shape and then underlay harmonies and a chord progression around your main idea. With a basic grasp of the basics of music theory, it can be quite easy to piece different parts together. My advice is to go with your gut and try exploring different combinations of sounds and rhythms. Music is nothing more than a form of expression and there is no right or wrong way to write music. Just have fun with it!
What is the study of cognitive science?
Cognitive Science is the study of human consciousness. This field can encompass many topics including, but not limited to, biology, psychology, linguistics, anthropology, and philosophy. By understanding the human mind and the way humans think and function, we can better understand from where human consciousness is derived.