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    Google trad required ! Mix

    My neighbourg is a famer. One day, he came to me for playing my bariton on is field. I asking why and he said :" When you are playing, my cows are going where they heard the sound and I am alone to take them to a new field !" So I played like the " petit musicien de Brème" through the road, followed by 27 young cows...
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    Cows are like that. They don't have much of an intellectual life, don't have jobs, and are attracted to live performances by musicians -- much like many teenagers.

    However, it appears as though you may now have a part-time job as musical cow-herder -- if only you can convince the farmer to pay you. You should also convince him that your playing will result in more contented cows, and that this will lead to increased milk production and higher quality of milk. Point out that many milking barns (at least in the US) have sound systems that play for the cows while they are being milked.

    Here is an authoritative reference (including references to research literature) that you can provide to the farmer in order to strengthen your argument: http://mentalfloss.com/uk/animals/26...isten-to-music.
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    Pretty neat! There's a very popular video (13 million hits) of cows enjoying music.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXKDu6cdXLI
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  4. Yes, there are even some YouTube videos about stopping the car along the fence of a pasture, playing a low brass instrument, and the cows come over.

    When I was starting in school band all those decades ago, my maternal grandparents were dairy farmers. Oh, if I had only know this then...I probably would have practiced much, much more!

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