How Has Classical Music Changed the World

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HOW HAS CLASSICAL MUSIC CHANGED THE WORLD How has classical music changed the world we live in? The world we live in has changed but Classical music has remained the same. Classical music isn’t really prevalent in today’s society. Classical music doesn’t appeal to this generation. Classical music is more appreciated by older generations. Classical Music is not as popular today as it used to be. It has been around for hundreds of years and it is the oldest type of music out there. Classical music is very complex in nature. Classical music has grown distant from the culture we live in. The rest of the world changed but classical music has remained the same. Classical music hasn’t kept up with the world, so the world has been leaving it …show more content…
Listening to classical music stimulates the creative pathways in the human brain. Classical music has been found to reduce tension and enhance brain power and specific types of intelligence such as verbal ability and spatial-temporal reasoning. Because of this, Classical music has been found to be extremely beneficial for pregnant women. Studies have shown that babies listening to classical music in the womb could benefit the baby by raising their intelligence and mental development. Not only is classical music a calming method for both mother and child, the music can help to prepare an unborn infant's ears and brain for the outside world. Mothers can play the classical music for their baby by placing earphones around her belly. This theory of letting babies listen to the classical music by classical music genius Mozart in the womb became known as the “The Mozart Theory.” During the 1990s, several research papers and popular books wrote about “The Mozart Theory,” which came to be called the “Mozart Effect”: an observed temporary, small elevation of scores on certain tests as a result of listening to Mozart's music. The Mozart effect has been the subject of much research in recent years, after it was found that listening to Mozart’s music may increase specific types of intelligence. The approach has been popularized in a book by Don Campbell, and is based on an experiment suggesting that listening to Mozart temporarily

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