Studies have shown that music can affect the human brain in several different ways. For example, being a part of a musical group, listening to music, or simply playing an instrument can strengthen leadership skills, time management skills, and can also stimulate self-confidence in the musician. These are all things that are needed down the road of life. “Countless studies speak to music’s ability to build self confidence, leadership skills, time management skills, written and oral communication and self discipline.” (The Star.) Not only that, but different elements in music, such as memorizing pieces, keying into important details, practicing fluency, and simultaneously doing many things at once would significantly impact all other core subjects of learning.
In addition, the use of music, specifically, to help people with neurological disorders is advancing immensely. Researchers are now able to use music to help patients with Alzheimer’s remember again and playing instruments is helping children become smarter. Foundations like The Harmony Project and Music and Memory are helping to raise awareness of the helpfulness of music. The Harmony Project brings music to less fortunate
Final Draft We all have stories and memories tied to songs that have become a part of who are. Remember the violins playing in the background while watching a sad movie or the song that helped you through difficult times or the song you and your friends sang while attending a concert? Whether it’s on the television, the radio, in a movie, in the car, or at a sporting event, music is everywhere. Feeling the rhythm of music brings us so much joy and excitement but playing musical instrument is even more fulfilling because it has many benefits. Everything I do revolves around my music.
Midterm Essay Yavier Berrios 11/2/16 What is musical therapy how can it help us? Musical therapy is a method of of therapy that can help a wide range of people from soldiers with PTSD or a child that has a mental disorder or emotional trauma Musical therapy is an efficient way of therapy that can help patients let go of stress and help express themselves according to the American musical therapy association musical therapist mooren bosch has said that she sees a huge impact every day that musical therapy has on the elderly she works with at a retirement home because it revives good memories that the elderly had and it helps them forget about the stress of being at an age that death could come from anywhere. Because of this musical therapy has received many positive remarks, because music heard by the human ear that can impact someone 's emotional state is more powerful than any medicine.
According to Johns Hopkins School of Education’s website, bringing in music to a classroom could result in altering one’s brain wave, a higher level of concentration, and increased attention and imagination (Brewer 1995). These are very similar to the positive outcomes that Romick discussed in his article that he noticed occurring in his classroom after creating lesson plans correlated with songs. Also similar to Romick’s beliefs, Chris Boyd Brewer states, “Music will activate students mentally, physically, and emotionally and create learning states which enhance understanding of learning,” which will not only benefit the teacher, but also the student while gaining a greater knowledge in the class (Brewer 1995). The music helps create different feelings to emerge, inspiring creativity and a different outlook than simple textbook related material. Another well given point I found that was stated by another ELA teacher, Heather Wolpert-Gawron, was that music enhances the brain and inspires great writing prompts or poetry connections, similar to what Romick referred to as well (Gawron
This phenomenon originated from the Social Cognitive theory by Alberta Bendura purports three factors that influence self-efficacy :Behaviors, Environment, and personal/cognitive. Bendura (2012) suggests “It is the expectation that one can master a situation, and produce a positive outcome” thus the acquiring and employing of skills such as, imagination, self esteem, communication, creative thinking, calmer attitudes and discipline are achieved through the study of music and the acknowledgement of young children who are primarily and highly receptive to sound and rhythm. Mastering musical activities will create interest and excitement in the individual and will encourage continuance and the practice of ‘manipulation’ of concept and skill. This approach lends itself to variation in exploration, alternative assessments such as peer listening and critique which lends levels of fulfillment and growth in
I personally believe that Michael Mack does a wonderful job throughout his speech to the college freshmen. I for one believe that he strongly was able to get his point across to the freshmen and perhaps even help them learn to enjoy the thrill of reading his works. In the second paragraph Mack relates Shakespeare to music which in a way is exactly true. Shakespeare to me is interesting in and of itself however for others it may not be quite so. For those types of people looking at Shakespeare in comparison to music may help them to open their eyes and see the beauty of it all.
However, there is a possibility that the discovered therapeutic attributes of learning a musical piece and an overall sense of accomplishment and wellbeing that this experience provided, will encourage the participant to explore other types of musical pieces that utilize the acquisition of new language and motor skills. In conclusion, this research shows that the ability to acquire new skills is possible for older adults who have anxiety and depression. It also supports the research by Knowland & Thomas (2014) that the human brain is constantly changing throughout one’s lifetime and “the acquisition of new skills in adulthood can positively affect an individual’s quality of
We all know that Classical music (along with ones from the other periods before the 20th century) is highly beneficial to kids. As they become more accustomed to music, you never know: they may develop interest in music and later ask for piano lessons. Remember, you should
Listening to music gives humans huge amount of benefits towards their personal life. A lot of students listen to music to, help reduce stress, boost up their mood and provides motivation in their daily life. Music is an art of sound in time that expresses ideas and affection in significant forms through the components of rhythm, melody, harmony, and colour. Some students use music to overcome the emotional effects of stress or anxiety when engaged in their leisure time, such as studying for a test or quiz, completing homework or assignments that they were given by teachers or lecturers, or while reading and writing. Most of the student choose to listen to their favorite genre of music when they study or do their homework without understanding
It is a way for others to understand the story and mood of the composer. When I began to play violin, it took a while to become somewhat decent at it, (so someone could recognize the tune I was playing) but all the work and dedication payed off. It gave me a
After that, there is a peaceful and gentle viola solo performance.The music makes me image that the one who escapes in nature see some beautiful senses, which makes him stop running. The second movement is entitled “Procession of pilgrims singing the evening prayer.” In this movement, all the instrument played in a perfectly harmony. The melody of violin is elegant and smooth; at the meanwhile, the sound of cello integrates in to the music, which makes the music not too dry and light. Since there is viola solo part included, it drives all attendants’ attention because it creates a delightful and relaxing vibe that everyone can calm down and deeply appreciate the music. This music in the second movement makes me image that the man is determined to start
Sometimes I fall to a deep slumber to this music. Beethoven also makes happy and fast music such as Für Elise. This piece is fast and enjoyable piece which gets me into a nice piece. The first piece of music I every played on piano was Ode to Joy which Beethoven composed. Ludwig Van Beethoven was an enjoyable composer which impacted myself and many others.
Music In The Classroom They all look at the same question though: does music make studying easier or does it distract you from learning? In an age where every student has an iPod or iTunes capability, the integration of music in the classroom has grown phenomenally. From personal study music to historical music from an era the class is learning about, music can either be a great motivator for learning or a huge distraction. There have been many studies done over the years about the effect of music and learning. Music is a great a tool for the classroom because it helps motivation, concentration, control over the class.
With some aspects being more present than others yet not knowing that there are other parts of my cultural inheritance that have influenced me more than I may think. Complex parts for each voice that make up a seemingly simple melody. As a violinist, I have deep sentimental feelings about my instrument and what it has done for me over the years. Playing a concerto you are the soloist and the symphony is accompanying you. It does everything it can to help the soloist sound good yet the soloist also needs to stay with the symphony and help cue the other instruments.