Indeed life would be meaningless without music – how else would we express ourselves? How else would you lose yourself in the rhythm and find yourself again?
There are countless ways music benefits your life, let’s take a look these 8.
1. Face Reading
Happy, peppy songs and sad, soulful tunes, does our brain react to it differently? How is it that our mood and perception changes with the notes?
Research has shown that the music we hear can help us decode even a neutral expression. At any given point of time, our reception of a tune can change and it, in turn, affects the way in which we see the world. Often we may notice how music doesn’t really give voice to your feelings, this explains why someone would like sad music, not be moved but enjoy the experience nonetheless. Music is also cathartic.
2. Creative Juices
We often associate productivity with slow paced and relatively relaxed melody whereas studies show that ambient tones can spur our imagination.
While soft music may lead to stasis, louder music sends a shock to the brain and actually moves you creatively. So next time you want to explore something new, go for death metal instead of soft rock maybe?
3. We Are What We Listen To
Your playlist is the diary that gives you out more quickly than a conversation. You can understand a person better if you hear their top 10 favorite songs, you’ll know about their emotional state, their dreams and most importantly what motivates them.
An interesting study conducted by the Heriot-Watt University shows how a blues fan is likely to be more creative but less outgoing than a rap fan, how Classical music enthusiasts are more balanced than say an Indie pop fan. Your taste in music reflects your relationship with the society and your immediate core group.
4. Law Of Distraction
Contrary to popular belief, listening to your favorite songs while driving increases the chances of road accidents. Surprised? Does this mean you shouldn’t hum and drive? No, study shows that unfamiliar music enhances your concentration and helps you drive safely.
5. Music Helps One Reason
Learning a new instrument can improve your motor skills. It helps you think more clearly.
6. Classical Helps You Concentrate
Your visual attention is increased while listening to classical music and it helps you perceive things more clearly.
Exercise can be tiresome but music helps you get over the fatigue and channelize your energy in a controlled manner. It also increases productivity and improves mental health. Music is the best stress buster.
“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” ~ Victor Hugo