Music’s therapeutic nature can help people to cope with loss and grief and also helps with our communication and social skills. Have you ever listened to a song that took you back to the memory of a specific time in your life, reminded you of someone special, helped you to relax or energised you? There is definitely a certain power linked with music. Music can stir emotions, memories, or special connections that link us socially or spiritually.
For children, music can be a fun way to help them to learn, relax or get them through difficult emotional or physical situations. It helps to reduce stress, which can in turn help to keep your immune system healthy.
Music promotes the release of neurotransmitters, called endorphins, which trigger a positive feeling in the body and act as natural painkillers, reduce muscle tension and promote relaxation. Research also shows that music helps to release memories and negative emotions. This is an important factor in learning music for people as it can bring about a positive change in their thoughts, behaviour and attitude.
A piece of music that sounds sad for you can end up sounding happy for someone else. This is what makes music so beautiful. It is so malleable and fluid and can affect so many people in so many different ways. Lots of people can appreciate the same song for many different reasons. Two people can sit together side by side listening to the very same song and can go through entirely different experiences. And this is the beauty of music. It shows us how different we are as people and yet we can all still be united by listening to the very same music and applying our lives to that same tune.
IN SHORT, ‘MUSIC IS WHAT WE CRY TO, IT’S WHAT WE MARCH TO, IT’S WHAT WE ROCK TO, IT’S WHAT WE LOVE TO. IT'S OUR SHARED GLOBAL LANGUAGE!