BENEFITS OF MUSIC
Music is an art form and cultural activity whose medium is sound organized in time. General definitions of music include common elements such as pitch, rhythm, and dynamics. Different styles or types of music may emphasize, de-emphasize or omit some of these elements.
Now if we talk about the benefits of music some studies suggest that listening to music can have the following benefits:–
Improves mood: when we are listening to the songs, then it helps us in regulating emotions and create happiness and relaxation in everyday life
Reduces stress: Listening to ‘relaxing’ music (generally considered to have a slow tempo, low pitch, and no lyrics) has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety in healthy people and in people undergoing medical procedures.
Lessens anxiety: In studies of people with cancer, listening to music combined with standard care reduced anxiety compared to those who received standard care alone.
Helps children with autism spectrum disorder: Studies of children with autism spectrum disorder who received music therapy showed improvement in social responses, communication skills, and attention skills.
Improves memory: Research has shown that the repetitive elements of rhythm and melody help our brains form patterns that enhance memory. In a study of stroke survivors, listening to music helped them experience more verbal memory, less confusion, and better-focused attention.