Younger generations are inseparable from their headphone but when asked about music, they become soundless and grow distant. In “Can Music Save Your Life,” college professor Mark Edmundson describes his studies of how music affects the mind and concludes that music makes the generation feel like their voices are heard through the lyrics. He believes that people use music to escape our fears, reality, and to soothe ourselves. When individuals listen to a specific song that opens a door in their minds, they tend to listen to the song repeatedly until it has no effect anymore and the door closes. Music makes people search further into themselves and they begin to flourish through every lyric, every note, and every instrument played in the song.
I do believe that music clears my mind and makes me happy no matter what emotion I have before I listen. It has a certain superpower that can change someone from sad to happy or from depressed to proud in a few minutes if you listen to the right songs or genre. I know that just turning on a song that someone likes can make their day. Music has enough power to get someone to get up and dance and that is special. It can power athletes, singers, actors, doctors, teachers, and anyone. By just turning on a song that you like can put you in your own world where no one criticizes you or judges you for being you. Music is an escape from any problem in society and it is meant for everyone. “Music is just something that helps me escape and be totally free from everything.”-David Schmitt. This quote shows the true meaning of music. It shows how anyone can escape whatever troubles are happening by just hitting the play button on the phone that looks kind of like and arrow. The arrow pointing forward to a better
Music can bring the brightest of joys that keeps us moving through our dull and boring lives. An example of this joy is Ishmael Beah’s life as a boy soldier in his book A Long Way Gone. As he tells you his story, he tells of his dance group with his friends, the times he heard music in the middle of war, and how music saved him from the madness that brewed within him. Music has the unique ability to create peace in a person’s life despite the difficulties surrounding them, and to bring a constant reminder of who they are as a person.
Throughout the novel A Long Way Gone, music is used as a motif. Music is used to distract or calm the soldiers in rehabilitation, as it has the ability to trigger emotional responses. Also, music is used to remind the soldiers of their innocence and life before the war. And lastly music is used to create common ground amongst strangers.
Music therapy is the practice of using music as a form of treatment for certain conditions (especially mental conditions). The idea of using music as a form of therapy dates back to Aristotle’s and Plato’s days. Aristotle understood the great impact music had on listeners and spoke about how it can affect the emotional states of an individual. “Music directly imitates the passions or states of the soul… when one listens to music that imitates a certain passion, he becomes imbued with the same passion; and if over a long time he habitually listens to music that rouses ignoble passions, his whole character will be shaped to an ignoble form” (Aristotle). Music can affect the brain and body in unexpected ways. It can be used
In Edvard Grieg’s “Morning Mood”, a well-recognized piece of classical music, a flute is the first instrument one hears. The beautiful whistle of the flute’s first note strikes a high A, played softly, and the softness continues as the flute travels down the scale, only to play a C and make its way, legato, back up to an A (Morning Mood: Peer Gynt No.1). As the piece continues, violins, cellos, oboes, and many other instruments are softly introduced to complement the flute’s high and quiet notes. It is only when the flute crescendos in the middle of the piece that the other instruments follow along. This continues Grieg’s trend, on this track, of forming the other instrument’s parts around the flute. Occasionally, the flute will soften and be replaced by another wind or string, but the trend of surrounding the main instrument with other pieces still continues. This soothing blend of the instruments is what causes the mind to remove stress when listening. I believe that music
Music therapy is the clinical use of music to achieve individual goals and improve relationships; it is also considered a form of Psychotherapy (Music Therapy Medicine). Melodies and harmonies are used to transport patients to new and safe places. The sweet rhythms brings peace and relaxation to stressed minds. Self-worth is found between each melodic note, and anxiety and depression are long forgotten. Memories that were once lost are now found, and medication is improved by this one simple healing tool. All these things happen through the healing power of music. Music therapy needs to be used more often in health care because of the many physical and mental benefits it provides.
Central Idea: Music treatment is the expert use of music and its components in therapeutic,
“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything” (Plato). If my childhood was filled with anything: it was imagination. From my earliest memories of my cousin, and I putting on a sold out concert on my papaw’s front porch; to putting my baby dolls to sleep with lullabies. Music has always been a big part of my life: it was the one thing I could always count on, no matter where I went; and that still stands true today.
"Music therapy is a systematic process of intervention wherein the therapist helps the client to promote health, using musical experiences and the relationships that developed through them as dynamic forces of change (Hodges and Sebald pg 284)”. I watched a youtube video called When Meds Fail: A Case for Music Therapy: Tim Ringgold. The video started off with Tim the music therapist singing a song that he wrote for his daughter. As a Music Therapist Tim knows how important music is for an infant in the whom. “Researcher shows using music during childbirth has a significant drop of perception of pain, anxiety and time itself for mom’s (When Meds Fail).” For infants the auditory system begins and develops as they are still in their mothers. Stated in Hodges and Sebald page 289 it says how “Music has a positive effect on premature infants including lowered heart rate higher oxygen saturation shorter stays in the NICU reduce distressed behaviors and higher caloric intake and weight gain”.
The first article will examine the effects of Mozart 's music on child development. This study was carried out to investigate the effect of "The Mozart Effect: Music for Children ' ' collection on children 's social, cognitive, and physical development ages five and six years. The study consisted of forty-two children. Twenty-one of the children were placed in an experimental group and were exposed to Mozart 's music along with their daily school routine for eight months. While the control group, in the same kindergarten, followed an identical curriculum, yet did not experience any accompanying music in their daily routine (Campbell, D., 1997).
Along with affecting the brain music has a certain impact on emotions. Research indicates that music stimulates emotions through specific brain circuits. The impact of music is easily influential on the brain. We can see the impact of the brain engaging in mood and emotion when a young child smiles and begins to engage in the rhythm of the music. We can also see the impact when a parent and their child connect through music. The connection of parent and child through music is a special bond. Like when a mother sings her child a lullaby, it is one of the truest and purest moment of bondage between people
Music therapy is defined as “the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program” (“American Music Therapy Association”). It cures mental issues such as depression, anxiety, and hypertension. Music therapy was approved and became an effective and significant way to cure mental injuries of veterans since World War Two. During World War Two, an era of cruelness and death, military hospitals were filled with physically and mentally injured veterans suffering in recurring haunting nightmares and shocking memories of the battlefield. In 1945, the U.S. War Department even issued Technical Bulletin 187 to create a program that encouraged the use of music to rehabilitate veterans’ emotions.
Reducing pain, “music has been employed in studies of people experiencing significant pain, patients having surgery, and women giving birth” (Ranard, 2016).
Assalamualaikum and good day, ladies and gentlemen. My name is Nur Shila binti Khairul Hisam and it is really great to see you all here today. Before I start, let’s have a quick question and answer. Do you ever realize that music has its own healing power to human being? I have a quote from Bob Marley who says that, “one good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain”. Therefore, I am standing here to hopefully persuade all of you regarding the benefits of music that you could experience in your life. Basically, there are many benefits of listening to music but today, I am going to focus only three significant reasons of how music can be a healer in our life. First and foremost, it may seem typical but music really can make you happy. Besides, music also can enhance your performance during a workout. Last but not least, music can be a factor to improve sleep quality.