It has also been proven that music has a huge effect on your mood. This occurs because of the rhythm and tone that we hear when we listen to music. When we listen to a rhythm, our heart actually begins to synch with it. Tones are also extremely important, since music composed in a major key usually sounds happier and music composed in a minor key normally sounds sadder. Music may cause you to feel joyful, sad, angry, hyped up, relaxed etc. and sometimes you can feel more than one emotion during a song. As research shows, music not only affects what kind of mood we may be in, but we also seem to have a habit of choosing music based on the moods we are already feeling.
Music also benefits you in many ways. These benefits include mental benefits, such as reducing stress, improving mood, helping depression, and improving IQ/memory. There are also physical benefits to music. Some of these benefits are: easing pain, helping patients recover post-surgery, helping premature babies grow, improving your heart, enhancing blood vessel function and even aiding in exercise.
There is much debate about what types of much are most beneficial; however, it has been proven that the degree to which music benefits you isn’t based so much off what type of music it is, but more off your personal preference. This is because if someone does not enjoy a certain type of music, they will become stressed and irritated when they listen to it, so they will not benefit from it at all. Nevertheless, studies also show that listening to large amounts of loud, aggressive music such as heavy metal does not affect you positively, even if you do enjoy this type of music. This is because music transmits emotion very well, and it makes sense that listening to music with negative emotions will have a negative psychological effect. There is also a type of music that seems the most beneficial, especially if you listen to it from a young age and enjoy it. This type of music would be classical music. This form of music has been proven to aid in brain development, alter brainwaves, help reduce pain and anxiety, increase growth of premature babies and it is also known as the best type of music for your health. Other types of music, such as pop and rock, offer similar benefits as classical music, but not to such an extent.
Recently, music has begun to become more and more popular in the field of medicine. Listening to music every day can already provide you with many health benefits, but hospitals have found that music therapy can even help with serious conditions. Tests have shown that music is especially helpful to reduce pain and calm patients before and after surgeries. Other forms of musical therapy, such as vibroacoustic therapy, have recently been proven to be successful in aiding in recovery from Parkinson’s disease. Epilepsy and asthma are two other diseases that seem to be combatted by music. However, while music does help epilepsy directly, it seems that it can aid in recovery from asthma (patients can learn to control their breathing by playing wind instruments), but not actually heal it. Music also provides benefits to sufferers of dementia, since it has often been found that dementia sufferers can recognize certain tunes they are familiar with. Patients with mood and mental disorders seem to improve when they listen to music because music can help them communicate their feelings. As mentioned before, music is even being used to aid in the growth of premature babies, since it has been found that music significantly speeds up development and increases the weight of preterm babies. Finally, music also helps the recovery of patients who have experienced heart failure.
Music affects us in many different ways, and provides us with many benefits. The brain can even be improved by listening to music, and so can our mental and physical health. Music can even be used to boost our mood. However, we have to know which type of music is most beneficial for us, as it is normally based on personal preference, even though classical music is usually the most rewarding. This ancient art is also one of the most powerful forms of healing for many different sicknesses. Music is truly amazing!
The problem of teen gang violence can be eliminated. It will, however, take time, money, and a combined effort on the part of many people. Organized, free, after-school programs such as: sports teams and games; art, music, and drama activities; internships in local area businesses and professional organizations; and interesting volunteer activities in the community would help engage teens in worthwhile pursuits outside of school hours. More job opportunities for teens, especially those funded by state and local programs, would offer income for teens as well as productive work for the community. Outreach to families through schools, community organizations, and places of worship would help promote inter-generational activities that could improve family closeness, helping teens to work on their problems at the family level, instead of taking them to the streets. If these programs can be implemented, we will surely see a decrease in teen gang activity and safer streets and neighborhoods for us all.