Role of Music in our everyday life
Music | 2021-06-02
In the course of history, music is generally considered as the greatest creation of mankind. It is the creativity which is in the pure and undiluted form. Music forms an important part of our life as it is a way of expressing our feelings and emotions.
Music as a stress-buster
The soothing power of music is well-established as well known to all people. It has an unique link to the emotions, so it can be extremely effective as a stress management tool. Listening to music can have a tremendously relaxing effect on the mind as well as body, especially the slow and quiet form of music. This type of music generally has a beneficial effect on the physiological functions, i.e slowing the pulse and heart rate, lowering the blood pressure, as well as decreasing the levels of stress hormones.
Science has proved that music is therapeutic. It gives relief as well as allows one to reduce the stress. Music is a powerful tool that can make people calm down and be in the moment of joy.
It develops the mind and also boosts self confidence in a person. Music plays a very important role in our life rather than just being a source of entertainment.
Influence of music on a kid and adolescent
Music plays a very important role in socializing and uplifting the confidence of children and adolescents. Various genres of music are present almost everywhere in the world today and are easily available through the help of radio, television sets, various recordings, the Internet, and new technologies which allows the adolescents to hear it in diverse settings and situations and can be heard alone or can be also shared with friends. Research has shown that good music has it affects on the schoolwork, social interactions, mood as well as the behavior of the students. At the same time parents should be aware of the audios/videos their children are accessing because of the increasing use of the downloaded music as well as other electronic devices such as earphones and headphones which are handy to everyone nowadays.
The effect that some music has on children's and adolescents' behavior as well as emotions is of paramount concern nowadays. The Lyrics have become more explicit in their references to drugs, sex, and violence which have increased over the years. A teenager's preference for a certain type of music could be correlated or associated with certain type of behaviors they show.
Music in maintaining Harmony of mind and body
Music helps a person in improving their mind vigorously by making it more artistic and ingenious. No matter any great invention, it always requires art, creativity and imagination which is also fulfilled by good music.
There is also a proven fact that music has the potential to improve the listening as well as understanding ability of the people. When a person hears a song, they try to understand its lyrics and try to make out what the singer wants to convey through his/her song to the people. Understanding ability is thereby enhanced through listening skill. A person listens to instrumental music and also uses his/her brain to understand the message, conveyed by the musician, without the use of words. As music can absorb the attention of a person, it also acts as a distraction and at the same time it helps to explore emotions of the people. This means it can also be a great aid to meditation, helping to prevent people from the mind wandering.
When a person is very stressed, there is a tendency to avoid active listening to music. Generally it feels like a waste of time which is not helping them to achieve anything. But they should understand that, the productivity of a person increases when stress is reduced, so this is another area where a person can gain satisfaction through music. It just takes very small efforts to begin with.
Music in uplifting your mood
Music makes a person express his/her emotion. When a person plays some instrument, then they usually play music that reflects their thoughts and conveys their emotions. In this way the brain conveys thoughts with the medium of music, without speaking a word to anyone. When a person tries to understand the music, then as per a research, it makes their mind more creative.
Music’s form and structure can also bring order and security to the differently abled as well as the distressed children. It encourages coordination and communication, so it also improves their quality of life. Listening to music on headphones also reduces stress and anxiety that are seen in hospital patients before as well as after they undergo surgery. Often when people regain consciousness after surgery, there is a soft music playing in the OT. That is how music can help a person to reduce the sensation of distress and postoperative pain that they undergo. Listening to music can also relieve depression as well as increase self-esteem ratings in elderly people.
To incorporate music into a busy life schedule of an individual, one can try playing CDs in the car, or put the radio on, when in the bath or shower. Taking portable music system with them when walking the dog, or putting the stereo on instead while doing household chores, a person can always soothe his/her stress away and get energized with the help of music.