Music as a state of mind
We all love to listen to music: someone more, someone less. But were they thinking about what it really was, outside of the headphones and speakers? How does it affect…

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Sounds that energize the brain
“Some sounds work just as well as a couple of cups of coffee,” says Alfred Tomatis, an eminent French hearing expert. This means that we can use music as a…

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Sounds that energize the brain
“Some sounds work just as well as a couple of cups of coffee,” says Alfred Tomatis, an eminent French hearing expert. This means that we can use music as a…

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Music as a state of mind

We all love to listen to music: someone more, someone less. But were they thinking about what it really was, outside of the headphones and speakers? How does it affect a person and how is he pushing him to certain actions? Music is everywhere. Like a soft blanket, it envelops us with its melodies of life: the rustling of leaves, the trill of birds, the murmur of a stream … all this is also music.

Just like air, it is inseparable from us. Music helps to cope with pain, emotional experiences, tune in a new way. Someone helps in this rough and loud music, while listening to which all the inner anger is released. And to someone on the contrary, slow lyrical compositions help to cope with ailments, as well as with various diseases. This is a way of expressing emotions and a way to convey them to people: share your feelings, your joy or pain. Billie Joe Armstrong from the famous punk rock band Green Day described in his song “Wake me up when September ends” the feelings of a 10-year-old boy who lost his father.

It was his father. To this day, while singing this song at concerts, a barely noticeable shiver appears on his face in memory of the day when his dearest person passed away. This song in the United States became a symbol of Hurricane Katrina, where it was dedicated to the victims of the catastrophe, and also sounded at the funeral of cosmonaut Neil Armstrong in 2012, attributed to Billie Joe’s great-uncle. But various compositions are not only capable of expressing emotions, they can tune a person to a certain way. This is especially useful for athletes. One woman shared with me that she constantly listens to music during workouts.

Being engaged on a treadmill or stationary bike, under the power of music, she does not notice anything: neither exhaustion, nor muscle pain, nor thirst with hunger. All this fades into the background when her favorite music is played with headphones. According to the woman, fast and rhythmic compositions motivate her to play sports and increase her endurance. She can forget herself, immerse herself in her thoughts and memories, and without even noticing it, run a whole marathon on a treadmill, and after classes she feels pleasantly tired and light. Music lives inside each of us, only realize it all at different ages.

My grandmother, in her 60s, discovered a talent for singing and now sings in the choir, bringing joy to herself and the audience. Who would have thought that this could happen to her? Even she herself did not suspect this, until one fine moment her voice was praised. As you can see, music is a state of mind. For me, music is a part of my life, a part of me. Since childhood, I was surrounded by her, and, having matured, my relationship with her strengthened – I began to play the guitar and sing. It helps me to relieve stress, fatigue and tension. And blisters on the fingers – the result of hard work and effort.

Yes it hurts me. But this pain is nothing compared to the beautiful melody that flows from under the fingers and spreads along the strings. Look inside yourself, listen, and maybe you can also find the kind of music that is firmly settled in your heart. After all, all people are different, and each has its own music, like thousands of pieces. And everyone has his own.

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