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By Caren Chelagat
Music came from a Greek word, [Mousike], which means art of the Muses. No one invented music, sounds they heard from different animals might have led humans to make music, years ago when humans used different noises to express fears and joys. Listening to music; can reduce anxiety, blood pressure, and pain as well as improve sleep quality, mood, mental alertness, and memory.
Music may have a healing capacity during stressful weak situations since when we get to listen to music, we get to release dopamine ,which makes us feel good. Music is a vital aspect of culture. It has the ability to invoke age-old traditions or to incite people to social change. Music’s ability to connect individuals to social and cultural experience is one of its most important characteristics.
Music is extremely beneficial to society. It helps bring people together and has the unique ability to represent a culture as a whole. It can also be used as a way to relax. Everyone gets stressed or anxious from time to time, even if it’s not about school or work pressures. Some individuals use music as a way to calm themselves down when they’re feeling this way. A lot of people listen to their favorite songs when they’re in bed or taking a shower, as it can help them relax.
Music is a form of art and artists express themselves through music, music has been used as a way to express oneself throughout history. Music can be a great outlet for people to express themselves. Some songs are extremely personal and allow the singer or a songwriter to get out feelings and thoughts that don’t have a simple way of being put into words.
Aside from its function of bringing people together, music is also used for entertainment and art purposes by some cultures. For example, a lot of modern music is composed in a very creative way and has some degree of artistic value like in the world today where we have a number of artists who perform different genres of music that we get to choose which genre to listen to.
Songs can hold so much importance to people, they are often used as a way to commemorate moments in time. Whether it’s at a wedding, funeral or any other special occasion, music is always present and can help make the moments more memorable. Many people believe that music is a universal language. This means that, regardless of what country someone is from, they will be able to understand and enjoy a song without knowing the lyrics. Since music doesn’t rely on words, it has the ability to connect two different culture which no other form of communication can, since people listen to the beats and melodies of the song.
Life would be very quiet without music, our life without melodies and harmonies would be very empty. Music has the ability to convey all types of emotions and we are glad that music is there for us during our trying times and stress.