Today is day 2 of my quote challenge. I have been thinking about what else that I am passionate about and other than my horses and my family, I’m very passionate about music. I actually love many genre’s of music, from classical to pop rock, country western to Celtic music. I consider movie Soundtracks among my top favorites. I grew up learning how to play the piano and am an accomplished pianist playing mostly classical music, Mozart, Debussy and Beethoven to name a few composer’s. One of my favorites is Rachmaninoff, definitely a challenging composer and his music is beautiful. ❤
I decided to write about music because I believe music can evoke many emotions. Music can make you feel incredibly happy, or sad. It can bring back memories or make new memories depending on the situation you are in while listening. It is amazing how music can affect our brains and our bodies. Since music is such a big part of our lives I’ll touch upon a few interesting effects music has and ways we react to it without even realizing it.
“Without music, life would be a mistake” – Friedrich Nietzche
It’s interesting how music affects our emotions even short pieces of happy and sad music can affect us. there are two kinds of emotions related to music: perceived emotions and felt emotions. This means that you can understand the emotions of a music piece without actually feeling them. This explains why some of us find listening to sad music rather enjoyable, rather than depressing.
Music in moderate noise levels is a sweet spot for our creativity. Ambient noise apparently gets our creative juices flowing, and doesn’t put us off the way high levels of noise or music does. The way this works is moderate noise levels increase processing difficulty which promotes abstract processing leading to higher creativity. This means when we struggle just enough to process things as we normally would, we resort to more creative approaches while listening to the music. High noise levels can impair creativity because we are overwhelmed and struggle to process information efficiently.
It just goes to show you how much music can affect our daily lives. How many of us put on some really good tunes to get the motor in motion to vacuum or clean the kitchen floor! A good tune or two can put you in the groove, sense who likes to do housework? But it has to get done!
I find that my most favorite artists are the ones that have piano in their repertoire, I’m partial to the piano but certainly can appreciate an excellent string quartet!
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“Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.” – Beethoven