Listening to music has become the most common background activity in our lives. We use our MP3 players, phones, and other audio devices to listen to music while walking, running, driving, working, or even sleeping. Music has that lovely ability to make everything we do much easier, but the question is - does the music make us better at what we do? Researchers have proven that music can improve our endurance and performance when running, jogging, working out or doing any physical job, but what kind of influence music has on intellectual activities is much harder question, and the answer is ambiguous. If we observe only studying as a specific intellectual activity, things don’t get much simpler. There are numerous standpoints on what kind of influence different types of music have on studyin
Music has been integral part of human life long before people started to record history. Some music historians might even say that music existed even before the first man walked the Earth. Of course, it all depends on how you define music, but that could be quite a philosophical debate. On the other side, there is almost undivided consent of all the musicologists that music was "invented" in Africa, before the dispersion of human population, some 55,000 years ago. The first musical instrument was probably human voice, but some musicologists would say that rhythm came before the voice, and that human used rocks and wooden sticks as rudimental percussion instruments. If we speak about other human-made instruments, there are scientific proofs that bone flutes were used some 35,000 years ago, ...
Music education rarely comes into public focus. It is often considered less important than some other school activities. Some people even claim that music education is unnecessary or redundant. Guided by this idea, president Trump proposed budget cuts that could make a huge impact on arts and music programs in schools all over the US. These cuts brought music education and importance of music (and art in general) once again into the center of attention. Although Trump's budget plan is just a proposal, and the Congress has the final word, the very idea of diminishing the significance of music education motivated us to try to explain how great impact could music have on anyone’s life. By elaborating 10 benefits of music in our schools, we will hopefully prove that music education is absolute
We all can agree that listening to a certain style of music can help you learn faster, improve your memorization skills and even help you retain more information while you study. Of course, there are some people that need their peace and quiet in order to learn, but on the other hand, listening to a specific type of music while studying can help you boost your performance. Choosing a right music for studying is unbelievably important, and people tend to underestimate it. Even though it is said that to study it is absolutely necessary to be in a quite environment without any possibility of a distraction. This choice can easily backfire and leave you sleeping at your desk. Effect of music on the brain You’ve all probably heard of “Mozart Effect”, that is a result of a set of resear