Music can trigger memories, it can make you laugh, it can make you cry, it can make you think and it can make you smile.
Music is a big part of our lives. We use it for special occasions and to set the mood in movies and television shows. Music can help us pass the time or connect us to our roots. Listening to music takes the whole brain, and has many positive and beneficial effects.
It Heals – Music can reduce chronic pain and improve depression. It does this by making the body release endorphins, slowing the breathing and heart rate, distracts the patient, and helps give the patient a feeling of control. It can strengthen the immune system and reduce blood pressure.
Makes you smarter – Music can help you learn better in reading, math, and reasoning skills. It can also improve memory. Certain types of music stimulate both sides of the brain, thereby enhancing learning, concentration, and retention. Musical training improves memory even more than just listening.
Improves physical performance – There is a reason why you see people running while listening to their iPod. Music decreases fatigue and improves motor reflexes. It can help people with movement disorders.
Improve productivity – Certain kinds of music lessen fatigue. Music can increase productivity by making workers mentally sharper. I mean it’s likely if you turn up some pumping tunes and hard hitting face paced beats doing your cleaning becomes less of a chore and you move around to it.
Calms – Music can calm and relax. It reduces stress and negative emotions. It can also help you meditate.
Improves moods – Music can help with depression. Research is proving what many cultures have known that music heals and has positive therapeutic uses.
Studies have also shown heavy/metal/screamo can cause anger, but just handle that in the mosh pit.
Music cannot be defined to words only your eyes and your mind can decide.
So you see the point I’m getting to is, Music is important. This is why you should support it as it supports you a lot throughout your life. One day an artist you have supported may produce a song that becomes the soundtrack to your life.
I say soundtrack to your life, have you ever walked down the street with your ear phones in selecting mood appropriate songs imagining your in a movie walking down the road to this soundtrack of your day? No…Maybe not but if you own an MP3 player you probably have playlists to suit your different days.
What music/artist do you listen to when you need cheering up?