Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: T.D.
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Music. Everyone loves it. But why? Is it magic? Maybe cause it sounds good? I’m not sure. But scientific study proves that the brain and body react very differently when it comes to music. Did you know that you’re heartbeat beats to the rhythm of the music your listening to? That mean that coordination is very strong when it comes to music. So why is music important and something fun?
Firstly, music creates a very unique reaction in the brain. When, you listen to music both your brains are at work. The left or the logical side is working to decode the beats and create patterns with the rhythm. Meanwhile, the right side or artistic part is working hard to listen to the melodies and pitches and conclude whether you like it or not. Together both function harmoniously and the brain is balanced.
Music speeds you up. Have you ever noticed that your faster with music? When, I paint, I’m much faster when I listen to music and work at its rhythm. Same with sports. When your running, you tend to run faster with an upbeat song. That’s why most exercise playlists have remixes or EDM music. An upbeat song stimulates the heart to beat faster allowing more blood circulation. Circulation gives the body energy and the body has more energy and works faster. Not only does music keep the body healthy, but we can finish what we’re working on faster, giving us more time for other stuff.
It keeps the brain functioning. Music controls our mood. When your sad you listen to a sad song, when your happy you listen to an upbeat song and smile. The lyrics don’t really make sense to us, but slowly our brain comprehends them and we can sing. It keeps you wondering how the song sounds, how the artist came up with lyrics and what part you like the best. By keeping you awake, it makes you smarter. Music is a way to express oneself. Listening to it, teaches us to express ourselves.
Memory. I recently read about a book about a girl who remembers everything. She said that she loved music the most because everyone remembers it. I think that’s really true. Most of us struggle to remember phone numbers or facts but we can’t forget a song. If somebody tests me on the songs I heard 5 years ago and the test I studied for 2 days ago, I’ll ace the test on the songs. That’s one good thing about music, we just can’t forget it.
Math. I know this is crazy. Like how is math related to music? Well both are actually similar. Music requires beats and math needs numbers. Music has a sequence of notes and math has a sequence of numbers. Mathe has several numbers that can be matched with formulas. Music has notes that can be matched with chords and rhythms. So they are pretty close. How does this help us? Well, a person who studies music, can easily solve a jumbled puzzle and put it back together easily within seconds. We can find patterns in charts and make conclusions clearly, creatively and logically. These features improve skills like decision-making.
Coordination and fine motor skills. Coordination not only improves in the brain but in our body too. When we dance to music, we learn to coordinate our feet to move to the beat. When you play the piano, you can coordinate your left and right to play separate beats or notes simultaneously. Fine motor skills automatically improve as you practice. Personally, my fine motor skills were horrible till I started playing the piano. They improved and so did my drawings because I had better control over my hand.
Music gives you company. As a loner, I feel pretty lonely sometimes. So, to lighten the mood I normally carry music wherever I go. It’s like a chilled out friend who can go wherever and whenever you want to go. It’s always there. Always changing. Always awesome.
Music does so many more awesome things but I think there are too many talk about. Listening to Lost boy by Ruth B. while I wrote this post. What do you love about music? What are you listening to now?
Article Credits: T.D.
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