How can music help people?

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How can music help people 1. feel happy? 2. feel excited? 3. reduce stress? 4. connect with other people? 5. listen and remember better? 6. think creatively? 7. learn about ourselves?


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How can music help people

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How can music help people 1. feel happy 2. feel excited 3. reduce stress 4. connect with other people 5. listen and remember better 6. think creatively 7. learn about ourselves

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Question 1 How can music help people feel happy

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Listening to ”happy music” gives people a lift and perhaps a little more energy.

slide 5: High energy Low energy Alert Excited Happy Nervous Stressed Sad Depressed Tired Calm Relaxed Satisfied Angry

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Question 2 How can music help people feel excited

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Listening to songs with high tempos motivates us to run faster.

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Research shows that when a task is clearly defined and repetitive in nature music is useful. Example An assembly line worker’s mood may increase when he/she listens to his/her favourite music – and thereby increase his/her productivity doing the repetitive task.

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Study shows what music can positively influence performance by improving endurance and exercise intensity.

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slide 12: Music makes people feel powerful. Li Huang

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Question 3 How can music help people reduce stress

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Music can  relieve pain  calm our nerves and  promote blood circulation.

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A review of 23 studies covering almost 1500 patients found that listening to music reduced heart rate blood pressure and anxiety in heart disease patients.

slide 17: Tchaikovsky flashwaltz at Hadassah hospital

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Research shows that when a child trained on an instrument it accelerated cortical organization in attention skill anxiety management and emotional control.

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Further inspiration

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Question 4 How can music help connect people

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Musicians have shown enhanced language skills compared to non-musicians.

slide 22: Listening to preferred “chill-inducing” music promotes altruistic behaviour.

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Singing together appears to inspire spontaneous cooperative and helpful behavior among 4-year-olds.

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In Nigeria there are 250 languages. This means that advertising has to move beyond words to emotion music images and other nonverbal messages. In meeting this challenge remember that youth everywhere speak one tongue: the language of music. Mahajan Vijay: Africa Rising p. 131.

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Question 5 How can music help people listen and remember better

slide 27: Music therapy helps Alzheimer patients remember

slide 28: 6 months of piano training significantly improved the cognitive performance in adults aged 60 – 85 years.

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Learning to play an instrument helps people to better  perceive speech  understand emotions in the voice and  handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

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Musicians have better memory

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A study shows that in the parietal lobes - which are associated with the senses memory and attention - the neural response of musicians are faster than that of non- musicians. The study adds to a growing body of evidence showing that musical training has a wonderful positive effect on cognitive abilities.

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A study found that adults learned a new language more effectively when they sang the words instead of spoke them.

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Sylvain Moreno has demonstrated links between children’s experiences in music and their auditory skills. location 4900.

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A study of 8 to 11-year-olds found that those who had extra-curricular music classes developed higher verbal IQ and visual abilities than those with no musical training.

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Further inspiration

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Question 6 How can music help people think creatively

slide 37: Music reinforces your confidence in the ability to create. Paul Allen Co-founder of Microsoft

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Musicians use more parts of their brain more frequently than the average people.

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Further inspiration

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Question 7 How can music help us learn about ourselves

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15 minute exercise Part 1 Listen to music of your own choice for 5 minutes. Part 2 Write for 5 minutes about thoughts and/or feelings you had / felt as you listened to the music. Part 3. Talk to another person for about 5 minuutes about thoughts and/or feelings you had / felt as you listened to music. Adapted from

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Intense music experiences cause long-term changes to occur in for example people’s  personal values  perception of the meaning of life and  social relationships.

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Further inspiration

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