Can you imagine if the world were to exist without any kind of music? I wonder if you’d be able to stand that even for a minute! I can’t bear the thought of it, leave alone experiencing it. Such a silence would be rather brutally terrifying to listen to. When you are out for an expedition, mountain tracking or exploring the nature, taking a walk into the “silent” deep wood, would you be scared of the loneliness? Is there something you hear? Isn’t there a symphonic orchestra of the birds humming, bees buzzing and animals grazing? Aren’t they together creating a sweet sound of melody which continuously echoes in your ear? Yes, that’s what Mother Nature has bestowed to mankind. That’s the purity in melody which proves its own existence simply through existence. And that is enough to define what music is all about.
No doubt most people love music, as it is enjoyable, although it is a momentary form of entertainment. And for those who take and practice music seriously when they were young or perhaps while playing in a school band or orchestra or even a rock band, the experience they have can be enormous!
- Time and again I could not stop myself from getting to know more about Albert Einstein. He is the one recognized as one of the smartest man who has ever lived. A lesser known fact about Einstein is that when he was young, he did extremely poor in school. His grade school teachers told his parents to take him out of school because he was “too stupid to learn” and it would be a waste of resources for the school to invest time and energy in his education. The school suggested that his parents get Albert an easy, manual labor job as soon as they could. His mother did not think that Albert was “stupid”. Instead of following the school’s advice, Albert’s parents bought him a violin. Albert became good at the violin. Music was the key that helped Albert Einstein become one of the smartest men who has ever lived. Einstein himself says that the reason he was so smart is because he played the violin. He loved the music of Mozart and Bach the most. A friend of Einstein, G.J. Withrow, said that the way Einstein figured out his problems and equations was by improvising on the violin.
What kind of music you listen does not matter. To be specific it depends on what genre you are into. If you hear the music that you love the most, it simply makes your mood more optimistic, joyful, friendly, relaxed, and calm. If you’re already feeling good, the positive vibes increase and if you’re feeling down, music helps us to feel less pessimistic and increases the energy levels. This is how music can prove successful in mood regulation. It acts as an energy booster and can eliminate tension. But there is only one emotion which doesn’t seem to get affected by music, and that’s fear. This is neither raised nor lowered by music. Overall, music has measurable physical effects in lowering blood pressure, slowing or increasing breathing and pulse rates, and affecting brain waves.
Music can act as a: Stress buster: It frees your tense mind. Music also relaxes your muscles, reducing your breathing rate, both of which are directly related to stress. Joy and happiness: When you listen to music and start to chant consciously or sub-consciously, it can stimulate your body to produce serotonin – the happiness hormone and elevate your mood at the peak. Alter your brain waves: Music can alter your brain wave pattern and continue to elevate your swinging mood even after you stop listening to it. You still feel the melody running in your vein. Motivation: If your day ends with a gloom, you don’t have to get it to your nerves, simply turn on your radio or plug in your mp3 device into your ear, browse it for the song that you like most or preferably motivational music if you have one. The truth is that no one can deny the power of music. Students who study music have higher grade point averages that those who don’t. They also develop faster physically; listening skills are also improved through music education. Thus anyone who wishes to play any musical instrument can do it, there are no criteria. But building up your passion would always be an asset to your learning attitude and of course your commitment will help you to reach the countless milestone ahead of you…