Music

How To Make Your Children Love Music

Music has many benefits for your children. It is believed to be an important part of their development. It is a great stress reliever and helps them to express themselves.

To develop a love and appreciation for music takes more than just learning it. In order to get your children to appreciate the full benefits and the impact on their lives of music, you should follow these instructions.

Is Appreciation for Music Needed?

In reality, the answer is yes.

Music can be said to be a universal language with no boundaries. It helps to open the doors into the periods in history and other cultures also. Mostly everyone is affected by music.

You can teach your children to develop an open mind by teaching them to appreciate different music types. By this way, you can also teach them that cultural boundaries are not the walls to keep people out. Music helps them to develop necessary social skills, therefore, to have more opportunities in life.

Start Early

The love of music can start when a child is in the womb because he can listen and learn while in the womb. Although music probably won’t increase immediately your child’s IQ, if being done in moderation, it can make a healthy effect on him when he is born.

Once being born, the mind of a child is a sponge, so you should expose them to different music types. Soothing music is probably the best type to start out with.

Continue Their Education

When they get old enough, you can introduce tools to your children. There are several ways for you to do this.

Toys: Give your children musical toys or instruments that are designed for their age. They can be a great music learning tool.

Apps: There are a lot of apps to teach music to your children. Make sure you know well about the apps before you download them.

Classes: If you feel that your children are ready, sign them up for a music class. There are some sites such as LessonRating.com that can help you find teachers to teach your children how to sing, play instruments, and read sheet music.

Let Them Make Their Own Decisions

When your children get old enough to decide their own music tastes, let them explore what’s available for themselves. The important point of teaching kids to appreciate and love music is to make them be able to discover new things about the world and themselves. The only way to do that is to let them keep trying new things.

 

4 ways music improves our health

If you’re looking for an easy way to transform your mood, just listen to music. According to longlasting research, listening to music can heighten positive emotion through the reward centers of our brain, stimulating hits of dopamine that can make us feel good. In some cases, music’s impacts on health have been more powerful than medication. Here are four ways that music seems to impact our health.

Music reduces stress and anxiety

Music can prevent all biological markers of stress, the increasing of anxiety-induced in heart rate and systolic blood pressure, and the decreasing of cortisol levels. In one study involving surgery patients, listening to music had more powerful effects on stress-reducing than using an orally-administered anxiolytic drug.

In addition, one recent study has found that music helped to make in reducing anxiety and stress in a children’s hospital, above and beyond social contributions.

Music decreases pain

Although music has an impact on dopamine release, it’s not clear why music may reduce pain. Of course, stress and pain are closely linked; so music’s impact on stress reduction may also partly explain why music can decrease pain.

You can see that people use different kinds of music to promote specific types of healthy activities. One form of music might get you revved up to walk or run in the morning, then another type of music might be perfect to relax after that run. A good balance of physical activity and relaxation can help reduce the pain for people.

Music may improve immune functioning

Some researchers believe that listening to music can actually help prevent disease.

They found that levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, which can weaken the immune system, decreased significantly in those listening to the dance music, while their levels of the immune system’s first line of defense, the antibody immunoglobin A,  were heightened. So, listening to music can boost your immune system and may help fight off disease.

Music helps us exercise

The United Kingdom researchers recruited thirty participants to listen to motivational music, non-motivational music or no music while they walked until they reached exhaustion levels. Measurements showed that listening to music increased the length of time participants worked out. The participants who listened to motivational music felt better than those in the other two conditions.

In another study, results showed that when exercisers listened to music with a faster and synchronous beat, their bodies used up oxygen more efficiently than music with a slower and unsynchronized tempo.

WHAT IS MUSIC ?

WHAT IS MUSIC ?

What is music seems a rhetorical question or at best a question with many parts and many answers. But this question is asked because it needs answers maybe at the end of this, I might get some answers or maybe o would get ‘the Answer’ if it exists.

Music has always been since the beginning of the World.  If you believe in creation by the Jewish /Christian narrative, you would believe music came even before the world. And is the Big Bang itself not music?

So why do we try to define what music is, if it is older than us all.

Just maybe because music Is personal , you might be in a crowd thumping to music blaring from Sound Speakers or from the guitar of a hyped up band member and still personalise your experience of the song

Music is everywhere and everything.  It is said that Music is a form of art; an expression of emotions through harmonic frequencies. The key word here is emotions, because while music is an expression of music it also elicits emotions.  No matter what the emotion is,  could be revolution, could be introspective, could be romantic, could be depressing, could be inspirational could elicit emotions of adoration but what is key is that music expresses music and then elicits music..

Yet no matter the expression of music, it still holds a personal meaning to different people. Some forms of music or a song could elicit a different feeling for different people,  a good example is the fact that the song by Passenger about letting go could be seen as admonishing one or reassuring him of his decision to break it off with a partner, yet the same song could allow someone mourn the loss of a loved one or an unavoidable break up and could just be a sad song for one who isn’t in a relationship but feels the need not to hold on for too long once he is in one.

The song portrays the same message but elicits different yet strong emotions in 3 different people.

That is the power of music.

But music isn’t all about messages, dance hall songs and feel good songs elicit emotions even if not deep seated ones. They make you move your legs, they make the world less serious and make you giddy with laughter while it is on .

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YBut music isn’t all about singing ,tapping ,playing musical instruments and clapping are music as long as there is a rhythm.

Music is a link to the future and the vehicle to the past.  Music is memory, the good and bad.  Music is root.

Music would always revolve, different stories would be told by Musicians as the year goes by, different emotions would be expressed and elicited but music would always be music.

Just because music is a thing of the heart.

Music is enjoyed by making it, listening to it or by creating it by composing it.

No matter where you are or what you are facing there is a special song, rendition , tune created just to pull you through the dark nights or make you enjoy the bright sun.

Just listen to it.