Wednesday

Music and Power


Music is the language of emotions.  A bond between our feelings and music is fundamental. We know what type of music lifts us up, and we know what music stirs emotions, causes reflection, or increases feelings of power.  The key is to use any music you like, any time you can. Studies show that it doesn’t matter what type of music you listen to, just enjoy it enough to provide benefits.   

After World War Two, musicians often played for soldiers in hospitals, across this country. Noticing marked improvement in mood and improvement physically, nurses and doctors began to hire musicians. Yes, music is medicine. It promotes movement and relaxes muscle tension. It motivates patients and lends an extraordinary hand in rehabilitation.  Music Therapy is used in all populations today.

Aristotle believed that music imitates the passions or states of the soul, and music that imitates a passion, arouses the same passion in the listener. And Plato said that music “gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, gaiety and life to everything.” Aristotle and Plato agreed that music could be used in order to discipline the mind. Philosophers and Scientists also know that music releases creativity so if you’re looking for something to inspire a creative project, turn it on and turn it up. 

Sheila Cull
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