the first day of every Jewish month; a minor holiday

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Removing Tefilin before Mussaf

Why do we remove Tefilin Before Mussaf on Rosh Chodesh?
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Why do we “bentch” Rosh Chodesh the Shabbos before?

On the Shabbosim before Rosh Chodesh we "Bench" the new month between Shacharis and Mussaf (like here). Why do we do this? What's the source for it?
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Music on Rosh Chodesh Iyar?

1) Are you allowed to listen to Music on Rosh Chodesh Iyar? 1a) Does your individual Sefirah status matter such as the first half, second half or both?