WHAT IS IT?
A really nice thing that people have known and it can be
described as an art that organizes a combination of sounds
and silences using the principal fundaments of the
melody, harmony and rhythm. It has been developed since
Greece period. Music is a cultural process and with it people
can express feelings, emotions, ideas or thoughts.
WHAT IS THE EFFECT OF THE
People who like music say it has an effect to them when
they hear it. It affects respiration, the heartbeat, pulse rate,
and blood pressure. Music can reduce muscle tension and
improve body movement and coordination.
It affects the body temperature and regulates stress –
related hormones. Music does not only affect body, but it can
affect the emotion. Sometimes it can produce happiness or
sadness. It will depend on what kind of music people hear
and what they are feeling when they listen to a song.
Nowadays, this art has had an evolution and many styles
are included in it. We can find styles such as:
Jazz, Bosanova, Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, blues. But now, other
styles are implied, we have: salsa, merengue and
It has let people choose what kind of music they can
hear. There has been many ways of listening and it has
helped everyone have knowledge about music and the
advantages and disadvantages it has.
MUSIC EFFECT AND PEOPLE
Definitely, music has a great effect in people, and it has
made it be beneficial or not. People who has troubles start
listening music, maybe it will help them feel better, but there
are the words that those songs have, many times those words
do not help them, but they make men or women feel
worse, and they start crying, feeling the worst people in the
world and that is why some girls and boys do not like
listening to music.
There are many instruments musician
can play and with them they can make
music. People can find the most common,
the guitar, the bass, the drum, a keyboard,
the flute, saxophone, congas, and many
other instruments around the world.
The creation, performance, significance, and even the
definition of music vary according to culture and social
context. Music ranges from strictly organized compositions
(and their recreation in performance), through improvisational
music to aleatoric forms. Music can be divided into genres and
subgenres, although the dividing lines and relationships
between music genres are often subtle, sometimes open to
individual interpretation, and occasionally controversial.
Within "the arts", music may be classified as a performing
art, a fine art, and auditory art. There is also a strong
connection between music and mathematics.
MUSIC AS A THERAPY
Music therapy is an interpersonal process in which the
therapist uses music and all of its facets—
physical, emotional, mental, social, aesthetic, and spiritual—
to help clients to improve or maintain their health. In some
instances, the client's needs are addressed directly through
music; in others they are addressed through the
relationships that develop between the client and therapist.
Music therapy is used with individuals
of all ages and with a variety of
conditions, including: psychiatric
disorders, medical problems, physical
disorders, interpersonal problems, and
aging. It is also used to: improve
learning, build self-esteem, reduce
stress, support physical exercise, and
facilitate a host of other health-related
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So the musician
would have a place
to put his beer.
María M. Sánchez H.
Roberth A. Amaya B.