Music therapy has been a healing ritual long before recorded history. The word music derives from the muses in greek mythology. The muses were leaders of music, medicine, poetry, and the arts, some of which include, Apollo, Socrates, and Aristotle. Historical texts such as the Bible and Homers Odyssey have also referenced the therapeutic value in music therapy. “In the Bible, Sauls melancholy disappeared while David played the harp (hughes, 1984); In Homers Odyssey, the bleeding of Odysseus ceased when he heard a magic song sung to him by Autolycus (gruhn, 1967)” (Silverman 2257). In ancient cultures and traditions, exorcising the healing of diseases and pain through the therapeutic value in music was a magical practice for change.
Considering the scientific literature there has been evidence of empirically documented beneficial effects of music therapy on emotional responses to patients experiencing psychological disorders as well as developmental problems. Hence listening to music has revealed its expressiveness in perception to patients diagnosed with mental disorders where it’s the same without mental illness. In addition, it appears music therapy facilitates children speech development as well as even through a short period. Power of music is universal since it can shatter down barriers of illness, injury or disability hence it constructs bridges of communication promoting a better relationship with others. Music therapists are permitted with having freedom for consideration in setting objectives for patients needing support for better physical coordination. As a part of the treatment of adolescent psychiatric, there has been a possibility of making music therapy an ultimate overall treatment for integration (Raglio et al., 2016). In this section, there will be a research of musical involvement in effectiveness to improving communication skills as well as a role in treatment programs.
Music helps us remember events and feel emotions - whether we want to or not. This phenomenon has changed the way we experience and remember songs. Humans have associated certain music with events and emotions for as long as we had the capability to (Baumgartner 316), so listening to these familiar sounds brings forth the memories that come with
I really can’t say that I associate any certain songs with happiness. Kind of like I said above, I like fast paced upbeat songs, they keep me in a good mood. I don’t mind slow songs, a lot of them are very good songs, but can make me cry. Especially now that I am pregnant, some sad songs or slow songs are just automatic tear jerkers and hey really shouldn’t be. I like songs that have good messages behind them. A lot of newer music hese days have good beats, but have very poor messages behind them. I think this is one thing I always liked about Eminem; he always seemed to rap about things that have a good message, instead of talking about getting wasted at the club or sleeping around. I don’t think this is the type of stuff our kids these days should be hearing about. I guess all they have to do is turn on the TV and they’ll see this too, but I think it is something we should be discouraging, not encouraging. But I guess that is where the parents need to step in and explain right from wrong to their
When has music affected your mood? I know it has affected me before. Music might make you feel energized for a game. Usually I listen to music before a game to pump me up, to get me energized. Music can also make you feel sad and depressed, but some songs can make you remember someone you loved. For example my friend lost her twin sister at birth, so she listens to a song by Dove Cameron called “Count Me In.” This song reminds her of her twin sister because it talks about “Liv’s” twin sister “Maddie.” Not all song make you happy, but they usually make you smile.
Heavy metal music is often criticized for being a negative influence due to the lyrical content and aesthetics of the genre. For those unfamiliar with heavy metal, it is easy to make this correlation because of the darker and often taboo subject matter present throughout the music. With a little more analysis, however, it can be discovered that these same aspects thought to be negative actually bring forth positive results among metal listeners. What is found in heavy metal music is actually a display of emotions and energy that often have a purging effect which helps listeners of metal cope with the constantly changing world around them. Heavy metal is used as a tool for expressing emotion in a nonviolent way, rather than through physical destruction sought by some other genres.
Music? Music has been around for centuries. In the past few years, people say music impacts us negatively. That is Thrash, grunge, heavy, and death metal. They think that it impacts the way we think and act negatively.
For many people songs speak to them in really moving ways. Some songs may make someone remember amazing or tragic events in their life; others just make people felt ¨lit”, otherwise known as happy or excited. Mad World by Gary Jules, You Don´t Know Me by Ben Folds , and Where Is My Mind by Pixies are just a few songs that have reminded and helped me through a few events in my life. These songs may seem to others like very sad songs but to me they speak to me and make me feel like they are singing about me.
Research was done in The United Kingdom and Finland on how emotions correlate with listening to sad music. It has been found that sad music brings about positive feelings. But for some sad music affects them negatively. Amazingly music has been shown to assist people so much they do not need to use pain medication! Music can also be very therapeutic.
As the combination of different sounds travel through out ears, we tend to connect music with certain emotions or memories. For example, to feel that adrenaline rush we select a more upbeat tone in music. If you want a relaxed mood, you listen to something nice and calm with a relaxing melody. According to an article by Mental Health Center, students at Penn State did a study on music and emotions; they showed that people’s emotions have a more positive attitude after they listened to music. Music has a great
I have chosen to write about negative music and its effect on human behavior. I will trace the history of this type of music and discuss some studies which point out effects of listening to it.
Parents also serve as a blockade when it comes to the subject of music. Parents are very cautious and get very defensive of what their children listen to. Parents block children from hearing the truth or prevent their child from seeing how an artist expresses themselves, because of a few raunchy lyrics and profanity? I often listen to music on my iPhone, but since Apple launched its Apple Music project, my music only plays in the edited or clean version, which is very annoying. I am a huge Future fan and on his recent album, “Dirty Sprite 2,” it’s the curse words that really build the song. The profanity really makes the album sizzle and paints the image of and blends the album together so perfectly. Music is a form or art, who are you to
Media takes all forms of shapes, from video games to music it influences people daily because we are always surrounded by it. Music especially impacts individuals because in a lot of ways it can say what we want to say in times when we as individuals cannot say it. In those times we lean on music to help us understand the hardship we are going through, or as a mechanism to face our feelings or to block them out. Interpersonal violence which is defined as an individual using power over another in the form of violence whether that be emotional, physical, or sexual. With the many forms of interpersonal violence it’s apparent that it has been expressed in the form of music for quite a while, and sometimes not always in a preventative way. By
In this society, new music comes out very often and adolescents stop what they are doing just to listen to an artist’s new music. Adolescents of the younger population discuss among other people their age about music all the time. Music has many varieties which causes people to like other people with the same taste in music as them. Contemporary music affects people of all ages but mainly the millennial generation. This generation has an open mind and is easily confidible. The millennial generation will soon be running our country one day, and needs to be professional and not negatively influenced. We do not need these people listening to music that affects their moral values into a negative outcome. There has been new research that issues of contemporary music negatively affects our younger population with violent lyrics, and lyrics about drug and alcohol use. Music has changed drastically over the decades, and so has our society. Comparing societies from 200 years ago to now is different in that music back then barely had lyrics, and now the proportion of lyrics to rhythm is greater for lyrics. Contemporary music negatively affects the younger population, the millennial generation, moral values and morality.
Many may say that all sad music does is cause more depression and makes us feel worse about ourselves or the situations we are in, but in this case, personally I believe that sad music affects our emotions in a good way. I can attest to this because I am one of those people that will turn to sad music when I am going through very rough hardships because it is what gets through to me and helps me cope with how I am feeling. I understand that others prefer to listen to happy music when they are in a funk because they feel that happy, and upbeat music is what will make them feel better, but in reality, I think it just distracts them for a little while until they go back to how they originally felt. Therefore, I strongly believe that sad music affects our emotions in a more positive manner.