Music is a form of art which plays an important part of our everyday life. Throughout human history, even in the old ages, people used some forms of instrument to create music, as a means of entertainment. Though, is entertainment the only purpose for music in our lives? Maybe most of us never noticed, but music can affect our mood, our productivity and also the way how we feel.
Music as a political tool
One of music’s best qualities is that it can unite a number of people closer together, to support a single aim. In 1985, music was the means that united the whole world against world poverty. Thanks to the success of Live Aid concerts, in 2005, Bob Geldof did it again, and organized another worldwide concert, Live Aid. This time he wanted the whole world to send a message to all the G8 world leaders to “Make Poverty History”. The event consisted in 10 concerts all around the world, 150 bands and 1250 musicians. Apart from concerts, there were a couple of other concerts and songs released from groups of international artists to deliver messages and raise awareness.
Music helps you concentrate and relax
Although classical music is not in everyone’s good books, it can help a person relax and concentrate. There’ve been studies that proved that if pregnant women listen to classical music; it simulates the babies’ minds. Apart from that, the woman herself will relax; therefore the baby will relax as well. Low volume classical music can help everyone concentrate, be more productive in an office, and at the same time keep a relaxed mood. A person is more productive when he listens to some relaxing music in the office, such as classical music. It is also proven that when a person listens to loud and fast music, such as house and techno music, it is much harder to concentrate on what is being done.
Music to motivate you
Ever noticed that at the gym they always play music? Fast, loud music helps you get the energy you need when tired, to give that little extra and make proper training. Usually house music is the music of choice during training sessions, because the type of beats used in such music encourages one to move around, and helps you give that little bit extra to make some proper much needed training after a day at the office.
Music as an artist’s medium
And what about music in films and animations or cartoons? To really appreciate this, try to watch an old movie without background music, and notice that you won’t get into the film itself as much as you do in today’s film. A simple test to see the effect of music on humans while watching a film is a scary movie. If there is a part of the movie where people shout and scream, most of the time is the music used in the film that prepares the human brains that something scary is going to happen. Try to watch a scary movie but without sound, will you get scared as much as you did when you watched it with sound?
As seen above, music plays a very important role in our every day life. Some people might not notice it and they simply live on with this fact, but for people who love music, should start appreciate more every kind of music genre, as they all have their purpose and time in life. There are much more purposes for music in our lives, not only the above, but it would be impossible to list them all. After all, what’s better than some old school soft rock music, while having a beer in a bar next to the sea with some friends?