Music - The Strongest form of Magic!
What is it about Music which attracts us towards it?Why do we listne to Music?
What is Music?
If one goes by definition
Music is an art of sound in time that expresses ideas and emotions in significant forms through the elements of rhythm, melody, harmony, and color.
But is Music bound to a definition!
Music is universal isn’t it?
Music is the universal language no matter the country we are born in or the colour of our skin, brings us all together.
When I asked my few close friends what is Music for them?
I received majority of answers stating ‘Music is a form of Entertainment for them ‘
I would like to add to it: ‘Along with Entertaining, Music heals us’
Do you agree?
Like most people, music is a huge part of my life and my tastes are constantly changing based on how I feel or what I’m doing.
Music brings out the true emotion within me.
When I am listening to music, it is just between me and the flowing music.
I would like to put it this way, that every song has two parts, one is the music and other is the lyrics. When the two combine it takes a notch higher!
It has the power to change the course of your mood. It may have different genres but each and everyone has a different emotion associated with it that’s the versatility and magic music has.
I feel Music fuels our mind thus it fuels our creativity.
I have heard students who have early musical training which helped develop the areas of the brain related to language and reasoning. The left side of the brain is better developed with music, and songs can help imprint information on young minds.
Professor Daniel Levitin, a neuroscientist and composer, has unpacked the mystery of the emotion in music by explaining how the brain’s emotional, language and memory centers are connected during the processing of music providing us what is essentially a synesthetic experience.
He says the extent of this connection has been found to be seemingly variable among individuals, explaining how certain musicians have the ability to create pieces of music which are brimming with emotional quality, and others simply cannot.
Have you ever experienced ‘Music Moves You, Even If You Refuse to Dance’ the flow of the musical beats within you when you are into it? Like our hand movements or slight tapping by the feet.
Sometimes I understand the emotions of a piece of music without actually feeling them like listening to sad music is enjoyable, rather than depressing to me.
Same way few of my favorite songs who are my dose of motivation when neede are:
I’m sure you all will also connect with a moment or more where a song has made you particularly sad or very excited and happy.
So what underlies all the effects that music has on our emotions, thoughts, and even decision-making?
Scientific investigation of the mechanisms behind music-evoked emotions is a rich field of enquiry within the psychology and neuroscience of music.
In recent decades, a number of attempts at describing these mechanisms and principles have been made.
Many theories on mechanisms that stir up emotions described by scientists are familiar to us all, but some are perhaps more surprising.
For instance, the role of memories in music-evoked emotion is quite a familiar to most people: many people have break-up songs - pieces they listened to during that emotional time and that can instantly bring on the emotional state experienced during the break-up even at a later time.
But did you know that researchers also speculate that music may convey emotional information by activating the mirror neuron system?
Or that your brain is very adept at processing complex musical structure, even if you’ve never laid hand on an instrument?
Strange isn’t it?
What are your thoughts about Music?
Are you or not inclined towards Music?
How you think would be life without music? I can’t think of a life without it, Can you?
Until next time... let's keep buzzing!!!