Like water, music has no enemy. It’s a dialect; spoken and cherished by all and sundry. It tells of love and hate, joy and sadness; likewise, peace and discord that permeates our chronicles and realities. Little wonder “hallelujah” is chorused a heavenly language, the song of heavens and the faithfuls. In fact, music is a proto-language, it comes in verses and rhythms. Yet, heard, felt, understood and appreciated by every human race; regardless of size, college degrees and proviso.
Ordinarily, humans are super witty and able to discern music from noise. Those melodious sounds and lyrical art that could keenly retire your jaded head to repose, accompanied with an invitation to the bed, where you can snore so louder than a cargo train, with such a feeling like you’re the tower of Pisa. When music travels all around your body, you can say it’s living through you.
Research, however, tells that the brain releases a chemical called dopamine that has reputable effects on mood, courtesy of music. That way, it has stand the test of time, as a very therapeutic and invasive drug that heals the broken fragments of it’s recipient. An established way to transform one’s mood, is in fact, to cue into music. That is why it comes in different forms and styles in other to serve the myriads of drives and benefits it presents differently, to people.
Nevertheless, is not obscure to anyone that people shares a deep connection to music. Like Barbara Else put it, “We have such a deep connection to music because it is ‘hardwired’ in our brains and bodies”. Suffice to say, music is designed to grapple with distinct internal and superficial needs of people. The lyrics are also composed to stimulates these varying aspirations. As most times, the genre of music enjoyed by a person could be icky to another’s ear. Another time, however, a person’s state of emotion would determines which genre/tempo of music to listen to.Consequent upon what is been said, music has come not only to be a mise-en-scene for dancing, “but I think music is itself a healing,” says Billy Joel. The place of music in Fending depression, relaxing a person’s mood, and also calming stress-related hormones has made it a prerequisite for the full functioning of the human system, and appreciated for what it really is. Hence is advised that music artists and composers take into cognizance, the utilities people derives from music since it’s pervasive yet, selective. Given that “Music seems to “selectively activate” neurochemical systems and brain structures associated with positive mood, emotion regulation, attention and memory in ways that promote beneficial changes,” Kim Innes. Music should therefore be embraced as a sine qua non for enlivening ones daily life. Because it gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything. Thus, let’s adore good music, because, is part of us and we’re always part of it.
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