Dear friends, can you hold a secret? Cows love listening to music! I’m talking by experience: I’ve been once to south France in a small village called “Menet“. I was wandering in the street, surrounded by beautiful green nature. I had a little Theatre-Concert to participate in by playing the “Nay” instrument in the band (You can click here to read my Nay Instrument post) . I had the instrument in hand, so i decided to practice a little. while I was walking to the event’s place, and playing Nay, I saw far away a cattle eating grass. Suddenly, they stopped eating and start approaching to me. I continued walking and playing to see if they will continue approaching.. few seconds later i turned around and I was surprised! they were right next to me! I realized then they were following me. I went to the event that night and played while i was continuously thinking:
Why the cows were following me ? were they afraid of something or someone on the other side ? is it me or is it the music i was playing ? is it the instrument or is it just any kind of music ?
The Next day I did some research and look what I found in this site funnyandspicy.com :
“Scientists have proved that dairy cows love to listen music and produces additional milk. Recently a group of five musicians tried to entertain a herd of cows with their musical instruments in Autrans, France. Check out this amazing video which proves that cows are really interested in music.”
Isn’t that amazing ?? 😀
You can find at the bottom an SWF file I’ll be working on : “COWS ORCHESTRA” It’s a cute animation with musical interactivity that I’m sure you’ll enjoy! Just Click on the available Cows to hear them play (together or solo) , or click one more time to make them stop. It’s not done yet, I’ll be adding 2 musicians Cows every Monday 😉
I found these videos also and i thought they might make you smile 🙂
It’s so awesome! i was sure then that what I experienced was true! it was the music.. After many research I found that Cows love most Classical music wich make them more comfortable and happy! knowing that happier cows produce more milk 🙂
This is also an interesting extract from the article “Do-Ré-Moo” I read on themorningnews.org:
“…I can’t answer that question myself, but I can offer, if not evidence, a suggestive example of variable music with a long bovine history. Since medieval times Swedish shepherdesses—“cowgirls” seems inappropriate, somehow—have used a peculiar vocal technique called kulning to communicate with cattle. Throughout the summer months these women wander over hill and dale singing, and the cattle follow them. A sample of this vocal technique, performed by Susanne Rosenberg, who writes Folksångerska on her customs forms and tax returns, CAN BE HEARD HERE. If you fail to envision Valkyries in Valhalla when listening, you may be musically impaired (note: this music is also known to attract bosses and office snitches, so be careful). Nowadays kulning enlivens Swedish folk music and enthralls concert hall audiences. But, obsolete or not, it proves, if further proof was needed, that cows are deeply musical, or that music is deeply bovine, or both… ”
To sum up, I love music and Cows love music wich means I LOVE COWS 😀
Stay tuned for more posts and discover new cows-musicians every week! Happy Moo-Day!