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Some questions you must ask about music in your life:

How does music affect you?

Do you listen to it enough?

Is music an elixir to the brain?

Is there enough music in your life?

You don’t need scientific proof  that music has an effect on you. If music is an elixir to the brain resulting in increased cognition and elevated mood, would you want more of this easily accessed remedy?

Music surrounds us all and has been this way since the beginning time.

It triggers emotional anchors, memories and experiences

It activates multiple areas of the brain

It affects the overall pulsating of the brain waves and induces different brain patterns related to different mental states

It stimulates the release of neurotransmitters like dopamine that affect mental states.

Elevates moods and results in elevated performance, memory and cognition

The words in music influence our thoughts

Enhances self awareness and openness to our own moods as well as our vulnerability

It’s a form of social connection – like – likes – like

It is a way to communicate emotions and ideas

Movies, Sports, games, church all use music

Music affects us through the sound, the vibration and the emotions they invoke

Music affects how plants grow

Different parts to the music: beat rhythm, melody and harmony affect differently

Music helps healing – especially after surgery

Sound has an immediate/very quick and deep effect on brain activity – affecting many areas simultaneously

Rhythmic sound has shown to help with cognitive function

Music has been well established in ancient times for healing. Pythagoras, 550 B.C. Greece esteemed music therapy to better than many medical treatments. Baroque music (17th and 18th century)  in particular, Mozart,  Bach, Vivaldi, Haydn, Brahms and others has proven to be the most beneficial for healing and often dubbed “The Mozart Effect”.  Baroque  music with 60 beats per minute appears to be most relaxing and produces heightened alpha brain wave activity