This morning you got up on the wrong side of bed? You are tired, irritated? You need holidays but you have to wait 3 more weeks! You have an essay to return for the next week but you have any inspiration! You want to do sport but you have any motivation ! I might have the solution.
According to Don Campbell, the founder of the Institute for Music, health and education, music is linked to many measurable changes in body function. Music can relax and energize, release anger and mask pain, cause muscles and cardiovascular function.The brain is organized in a complete pattern. When muscle activity is synchronized to rhythm, it becomes more regular and efficient. When one part improves, everything improves. If you do jumping jacks you may get tired after 50, but with music in the background you may do 100 jumps before you get tired. The continuous rhythmic patterns in music increase the body’s endurance and strength.
And for you paper, how can music help you? Don Campbell suggests that you start with ten minutes of good, energetic dancing to pop music to get your body oxygenized. And when you sit down to study the best type of music to listen is music slow without words because when there are words you are focus on words, and you loose concentration on the work. The music can also help you to fall asleep; the best type of music to listen is also a slow music exclusively instrumental called “New Age” because this type of music helps to relax. And To raise your IQ the best type of music to listen is classical music like Mozart because this music has positive influences on brain activity.
For bad day, Campbell finds that helps you get in touch with your emotions. He suggests you find five songs that make you feel “safe” and calm so you can feel your own emotion.
More importantly and seriously music is also uses in therapy to improve the quality of life of autistic children because it allows the establishment of a communication system. Likewise for people with Alzheimer’s disease because listening music can provoke memories of the patient.
Do you have a favorite song that make you feel happy ? When you are sad do you listen music to feel better ?