How the Tinwhistle Helps You Learn Mandarin

Scientists have evidence that playing a musical instrument sharpens your hearing, which can be particularly beneficial when learning a foreign language with tones. No doubt this is a helpful thing if you’re aiming to tackle the Chinese language, but I’d be curious to know what other advantages there are. Just curious, you know. It’s not as if I need any other excuse to toot my tinwhistle.

(via Shirley Buxton)

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One response to “How the Tinwhistle Helps You Learn Mandarin

  1. Learn a language through music is really efficient. Here is a collection of chinese pop songs with lyrics in mandarin, pinyin pronunciation and english annotation:

    http://www.chinese-tools.com/songs

    Hope you’ll like it…

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