The Effects of Classical Music on Individual

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

This research paper is made possible through the help and support from everyone, including: parents, teachers, family, friends, and in essence, all sentient beings. Especially, please allow me to dedicate my acknowledgment of gratitude toward the following significant advisors and contributors:

First and foremost, I would like to thank Kamal Vai who is the lead guitarist of the band Aurthohin and one of the most renowned musician of our country for his support and encouragement. He gave me numerous valuable information and admiration to my research. And my course instructor for giving me guidelines and supports through the research.

Secondly, I would like to thank my friends Zahid Neloy, Nahid Islam and Nahian Mahmud
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The effects of classical music can vary from person to person. There is a term called "The Mozart Effect" which refers to effects on the pregnant woman and the newborn baby. Classical music improves cognitive ability which has positive impact on both young and old. However, it is commonly agreed that music has a profound effect on mood, spatial intelligence, memory and language. This is why in the west it is used as background music in some schools.

BACKGROUND

Studies suggest that listening to classical music decreases tension and improves mood (Rea et al., 2010). Research also indicates that playing music enhances specific aspects of intelligence such as verbal ability and spatial-temporal reasoning, though it does not increase general intelligence.
Classical Music and Linguistic Abilities
A number of research studies have supported the fact that classical music can have a positive effect on linguistic abilities. One study found that those who listened to Vivaldi while exercising increased their scores on verbal fluency tests after their workouts compared to those who exercised without music (Ohio State University, 2004).
Another study of 90 boys in Hong Kong between the ages of 6 and 15 found that those who learned to play music with their school’s string orchestra program scored higher on tests of verbal memory than a control group that did not receive musical training. The boys in the music group
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