The Top 7 Reasons Why I Love Music
What is Music?
Music is formally defined as the art of combining vocal and or instrumental sounds together to create expressions. The word music is actually a noun that means musica in Latin and originated from the Greek word muse. The word music has synonyms like melody, harmony, and song. Music is composed of music notations that become sheet music. Time is what keeps everything in sync and performing correctly. Music is a natural tool because it has no boundaries.
There are a number of music genres, or types of music, to listen to. Some of the most common genres of music are:
The Effects of Music
Music has many great effects. In fact, music is even beneficial to a person's health and mood. Studies have shown that people who listen to music regularly score higher on intelligence tests than people who do not. This is because they can retain more information when in a happier mood for longer periods of time. Listening to certain genres can increase generosity. Even plants and babies can benefit from listening to music. Slow and calm music can heighten a cow's milk production. Music heightens activity in the nucleus accumbens, which can release dopamine into the brain and can sometimes accompany a chill during the peak of a song. Music can also help people with brain injuries to recall personal memories.
How Do You Feel About Music?
Do you love music?
The Top 7 Reasons Why I Love Music
This article has gone into many details about music and the facts about music. Besides all of the great things ways that music can improve life, music is a form of art that is deep and universal. Just about every living thing has a song that it sings, whether to communicate or for mating purposes. Let's get down to the top 7 reasons why I love music.
1.. Music Is Portable.
Now with increased technology, awesome music can be enjoyed anywhere at any time. There are multiple apps and online websites for music and music videos that can be accessed from almost any device including tablets, iPhones, Chromebooks, and even game consoles.
2. Songs and Lyrics Can Mean so Much.
Most people just sing the lyrics to the song that is currently playing at that moment without stopping to think about what they are actually singing. Songs can range from happy to sad, slow to fast. Many song lyrics can say what a person would like to but cannot for whatever reason. There are even certain songs for breaking up and certain songs for weddings. Many songs and lyrics can turn into memories.
3. Music Enhances Physical Performance.
This is the number one reason that many people listen to music while working out at the gym. Research continues to repeatedly prove that music synced with repetitive exercise movements allows a person to work out for a longer period of time and train more efficiently by going for a longer time each time. For example, in one study, participants who cycled in time to music found that they required 7 percent less oxygen compared to cycling with asynchronous music. Basically, music provides the temporal cues that have the potential to make more efficient use of physical energy within the body.
4. Musical Education Coursework Leads to Higher Test Scores.
Scientific researchers are actually exploring how students participating in music performance or music appreciation courses in schools can lead to higher SAT scores. It was concluded that on average students scored 63 points higher and 44 points higher in math. Musical students will also tend to have increased coordination, are more creative and emotionally developed, and have a healthy sense of achievement.
5. Music Is an Emotional Communication.
Music is a method of understanding a person's and other people's happiness, sadness, rage, fear, envy, etc. Whatever the emotion is that we need to feel, music can help to allow a person to sit back and just feel whatever is happening. The best example of this to hear a happy song when having a good day. Just to sit back and understand what feelings are happening and allowing them to happen which is usually followed by a smile. Now the opposite is said for a sad song when having a bad day. The more a person understands how they feel, it's easier to understand other's.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.— Ludwig van Beethoven
6. There is a Musical Holiday!
On August 24th, Patrick Grant, a New York City musician, created this international observance. The purpose is simply to encourage people to play and listen to different types of music they have never experienced before. The ‘strange’ part can mean either unfamiliar or bizarre – the choice is entirely yours.
Patrick has a goal of broadening people’s musical spectrums to change the way we look at other aspects of life because he believes in ‘listening without prejudice’.
7. Music is One of the Fewest Activities that Utilizes All of the Brain.
A research team recorded a specific group of individuals who were listening to music. They concluded that listening to music recruits the auditory areas, and employs large-scale neural networks in the brain. In fact, they believe music can activate the emotional, motor, and creative areas of the brain.
© 2012 Cristale Adams