Month: June 2019

HOW CAN MUSIC ENHANCE ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE? (PART 2)

2. Music Helps Regulate Our Emotions and Moods

Many athletes listen to music before their competition to help them get ready. Music can have a great influence on our emotions and moods by elevating positive aspects like vigor, happiness, and excitement, and reducing negative aspects like tension, fatigue, and anger. So, if you need to lift your mood and get in the zone to workout or perform, pop in headphones and listen to music to calm you down or psych you up.

Have you ever listened to a song that makes you want to dance? Most people used to synchronize their movements to the music that they’re listening to. This could be a simple tap of the toes or head nod. An athlete can synchronize their movements with the type of music he listens to during their workout. For example, a fast tempo song can help an athlete increase their movement to a faster pace. The opposite is also true, in that a slower tempo song will help produce slower movements.

3. Music Uses the Entire Brain

Music can help regulate our emotions and moods, and synchronize our movements. The reason is that music can activate several major parts of our brain at once. Some research show that music affects all the areas of our brain which are crucial for athletic performance, including the occipital lobe, the parietal lobe, the frontal lobe, the temporal lobe, and the cerebellum. For example, music can control stress by reducing the levels of stress hormone cortisol. Music can also help coordinate our limbs while doing exercise by helping with the motor cortex.

Music can be powerful, and there is no wonder why so many athletes use music as a preparation tip for their workouts and competitions. The impact on sports of music can be very useful for not only athletes, but also for anyone who wants to get active. Therefore, if you’re preparing for a big competition or going to workout, let the music help you succeed.

The Greatest Hollywood Movie Soundtracks of the 2010s (part 1)

The movie soundtracks that can fit the theme of the movies with meaningful lyrics and sweet melodies not only help sublimate the audience’s emotions but also contribute to the film’s success.

In the second half of the nineteenth century, the inventors succeeded in recording motion pictures and the first films were born. Time passing, silent films gradually became more vivid when there was a band playing in parallel, making it easier for the audience to immerse themselves in the world of movies. Up to now, music – including sound, background music, and soundtracks – are indispensable elements of a movie. In fact, some movies have slightly faded content, but thanks to the appropriate theme song, they still leave a special impression on the audience. Here is the list of the greatest Hollywood movie soundtracks that make it easier for the film to enter people’s hearts.

REMEMBER ME – COCO

Remember me

Referring to the Coco cartoons that recently won an Oscar, besides the delicate story and fascinating images, what the audience thinks of is its soundtrack – Remember me. Although there are several versions presented by different characters, the duo of Miguel and Natalia Lafourcade has received a Golden Globe nomination and an Oscar in the best soundtrack category.

Remember me has simple and sincere lyrics of the father dedicated to his daughter. Until now, many of us still shed tears when listening to its lyrics.

LOVE ME LIKE YOU DO – FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

Although all the three parts of Fifty Shades of Grey are not highly appreciated because the content is somewhat superficial and the actors’ performances are not excellent, it is undeniable that its soundtracks are quite catchy. Ellie Goulding’s Love Me Like You Do, released in 2015, is higher appreciated than Wanna Live Forever and For You of the next two parts.

Love Me Like You Do is not only suitable for the movie but also for the passionate new couple in love.