Posted Tue May 24, 2011 03:11 PM
Some can lead to a shift that leads to a major cycle in my mania.
I have actually learned to use music as a tool in my personal toolbox.
I find that music is a wildly underrated factor.
Posted Fri Jun 03, 2011 08:10 PM
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Posted Wed Jun 08, 2011 03:16 PM
Music can have a positive effect on the brain, this is how classical music affects brain development in babies and young children. There have been studies saying that it actually increases IQ. However, as schnoekums says, other types of music are detrimental.
Posted Wed Jun 08, 2011 08:59 PM
Posted Tue Jun 21, 2011 08:10 AM
Also when I need to be energized or pumped up, I put on some loud music with heavy bass, it really gets me going.
Posted Tue Jun 21, 2011 08:19 AM
And if I need to release some energy or anger, heavy Hip-Hop or Metal is key for me
Posted Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:23 AM
You can also look to nature for examples of music being used to change moods. Bird songs are the most obvious examples. Most people don't know that Beethovens 5th symphony was based on a bird call. Birds use thier song to communicate with and influence other birds of the same and other species. You can also use whale songs as an example. I dare anyone to listen to blue whale songs and not feel more relaxed. Again the whales use the song for many different uses to include attracting a mate.
Nasa added music to the records they put on the Voyager Probes because of it's universal appeal. There are many examples of music being used to bridge communication gaps that could have turned violent if the music had not eased the tensions. In short music of all types has power over the brain some of it is well underestood and some aspect less understood.
Posted Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:50 PM
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Posted Sat Aug 06, 2011 08:41 AM
Also I agree about classical music that connects both sides of brain and I found it working for me too. For example Bach's music is really logical and the rhythm is ticking like a clock, so everything is in perfect order in there and it can help to straighten one's mind, but of course it's not working for all.
I think basically influence of music depends on mental stability of a person and that is somehow connected with taste of music (I'm not saying that mentally ill people are listening to one type of music and healthy ones to other, though), because the same piece of music can work for different people in really different ways.
I like to enjoy quietness too actually. Everything in the city is so loud, that I like to spend some time whithout radio, mp3, tv or other sound device, there are always still something going on behind window on the street. And also nature sounds makes me calm. I like to sleep with my wondow open in my country house, because sounds from meadow that is next to house (frogs, birds, grasshoppers and many others) makes me feel like a part of it (I mean part of nature), so it is like medidation and possibility to get back to normal mind state when mind is free from urgent routine thoughts and, yes, even heart is beating more slowly..
I have been thinking about this a lot and tested how different music works for me and I have opinion, but sorry if I couldn't make my point clear about this.
Posted Sat Aug 06, 2011 03:30 PM
Posted Tue Aug 09, 2011 07:16 AM
I really think music has an incredible way of allowing you to channel your emotions away. I guarantee my life would be very very different if it weren't for music, and I look forward to (hopefully) giving a lot back to music over my lifetime.
Posted Tue Aug 09, 2011 08:05 AM
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