The Effects of Classical Music on Individual
This research paper is made possible through the help and support from everyone, including: parents, teachers, family, friends, and in essence, all sentient beings. Especially, please allow me to dedicate my acknowledgment of gratitude toward the following significant advisors and contributors: First and foremost, would like to thank Kamala Via who is the lead guitarist of the band Irritation and one of the most renowned musician of our country for his support and encouragement. He gave me numerous valuable information and admiration to my research.And my course instructor for vying me guidelines and supports through the research. Secondly, would like to thank my friends Said Newly, Nadia Islam and Ionian Muhammad Alva to read my thesis and to provide valuable advice, a brother Jeffery to reproof the paper, as well as all the other people who have taught me a lot about classical music.
Finally, I sincerely thank to my parents, family, and friends, who provide the advice and financial support. The product of this research paper would not be possible without all of them. ABSTRACT Music has immense influence on people. Almost in every culture they have their own traditional music and anthem.It is actually another way of expressing ideas and emotions. Classical music is the root of all music and still practiced by a number of musicians. For my primary research I surveyed general people where I tried to cover all groups of age for their opinions about classical music.
How different feelings generate through this music and what do they think of this music. What I found is that so many other genres took the position of classical music and its popularity is on decrease. But still there are groups of people who are well aware of its contribution to music and influence on people and tradition.It is still a great source of entertainment and used widely in background music on TV programs and movies. It is used in restaurants, family parties and clubs. It has effect on peoples mind and many research and studies have done if it can be used in betterment Of humanity. It is indeed different from other genres and people have respect and feeling about this music.
Comfort is what come to most of the peoples mind when listening to it. TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Introduction 2. Background 3. Research Questions Hypothesis 4. 5. Methodology Data Presentation and Analysis 6.
7. Summery and Findings 8.Conclusion INTRODUCTION If I were not a physicist, would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. See my life in terms of music. ” Albert Einstein Can you find any people who doesn’t listen to music at least in some extent? At present days it is really hard.
People’s feelings and emotions are connected to music. And when talking about classical music it goes back centuries. There are lot to know about music and its development. And when it comes to development of music, classical music cannot be avoided. Because it is the root of all music. It is as much interesting as it seems at first glance.There is lot to know about music and how it evolved to modern day music.
Found many astonishing information about classical music which people would yearn to know. Before starting I want to mention the name of Mozart . He is one of the most prominent musician all time. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart(27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791) born in Germany, was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. He composed over 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concentrate, chamber, operatic, and choral music. He is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers.Classical music is one of the most influential musical genres in the music industry.
Many writings, speeches, poets have been written to it. Many people find it useful to listen to this music. Comfort is what comes to their minds while listening to it. Different music is for different situation. People choose it to be heard In calm environment. They recommend classical music in restaurants, clubs and family parties. The effects of classical music can vary from person to person.
There is a term called “The Mozart Effect” which refers to effects on the pregnant woman and the newborn baby.Classical music improves cognitive ability which has positive impact on both young and old. However, it is commonly agreed that music has a profound effect on mood, spatial intelligence, memory and language. This is why in the west it is used as background music in some schools. BACKGROUND Studies suggest that listening to classical music decreases tension and improves mood (Area et al. , 2010). Research also indicates that playing music enhances specific aspects of intelligence such as verbal ability and spatial- temporal reasoning, though it does not increase general intelligence.
Classical Music and Linguistic Abilities A number Of research studies have supported the fact that classical music can have a positive effect on linguistic abilities. One study found that those who listened to Vivaldi while exercising increased their scores on verbal fluency tests after their workouts compared to those who exercised without music (Ohio State University, 2004). Another study of 90 boys in Hong Kong between the ages of 6 and 15 found that those who learned to play music with their school’s string orchestra program scored higher on tests of verbal memory Han a control group that did not receive musical training.The boys in the music group were also able to learn more new words than those in the control group (Him-Chi Ho et al. , 2003). The Mozart Effect The Mozart effect has been the subject of much research in recent years, after it was found that listening to Mozart music may increase specific types of intelligence, particularly spatial-temporal abilities (Earaches et al. 1993).
However, a recent meta-analysis conducted by Pitching et al. (2009) suggests that simply listening to classical music is unlikely to produce these anis, but various studies indicate that playing music does enhance certain brain-based skills. Earaches et al. 1997) found that children who were given keyboarding lessons, taught musical notation and other music-related skills, and learned to play simple melodies by Mozart and Beethoven achieved scores that were approximately 30% higher on tests of spatial-temporal reasoning than children of the same age who did not receive musical training and these effects did not diminish over time. Thus, it appears that greater gains can be achieved by not only listening to music but also learning about it and creating t. Experiments have also been conducted to determine whether rats and mice are subject to the Mozart effect. Earaches et al.
1998) found that in-uteri and early childhood exposure to Mozart improved the ability of rats to solve mazes quickly later on, though Steele (2003) argues that the evidence is weak, given that some other researchers have not been able to replicate the results. David Merrill conducted an experiment in which one group of mice were subject to round-the-clock classical music and another to heavy metal music while a third acted as a control group in a no-music condition. The Mozart ice made good progress in reducing their maze-solving times, but the first experiment was cut short when the heavy metal mice attacked and killed one another.A second experiment with lower music volumes and mice separated to prevent violence yielded results in favor of Mozart: The classical music mice solved the mazes more rapidly than those in the other two groups, and the heavy metal mice became worse at maze-solving than when they had first been introduced to the mazes (Wert, 7 February 1998). Mozart Music and Epilepsy Mozart music has a beneficial effect on those suffering from epilepsy. A study of epileptics found that listening to Mozart music, even when unconscious, decreased epilepsy brain activity in the majority of subjects.A case study of one girl found that her seizures decreased significantly after listening to Mozart for just 1 0 minutes of each waking hour (Jenkins, 2001 ).
Concentration and Classical Music Despite the above results, there have been several studies that indicate that although classical music is helpful for memorizing, it is not as helpful for mental concentration and or test-taking. A research study conducted by Robert Heisenberg of Loyola University found that their test subjects performed mental tasks more effectively without any music as compared to classical music.A research study conducted by Mike Anthem at the university of Nebraska confirmed the above results and found that classical music had a negative impact on students taking math exams. How Classical Music Can Be Used On Classroom Background Finding out about which type of music is best to play in the classroom can help students enjoy your classes and improve their concentration. Many studies have been conducted on the effects of music on cognitive ability, and he potential benefits music can have on concentration, enjoyment, comprehension and spatial-temporal reasoning have attracted the attention of many researchers.According to research, any music is better than no music, and baroque, classical and rock music can have positive effects. Classical Music Improves Surgery Music soothes savage beasts Of all ages.
The power Of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and other classical composers lay in their ability to create a variety of moods. For centuries, listeners have relaxed with classical music, energize themselves, honed their concentration, or captured elusive sleep. With lassie music, a romantic interlude still appears in the middle of a turbulent day or a solemn occasion turns inspiring.Read on to learn how to relax with classical music. Additional Classical Music Experiments Capers (2009) details the use of classical music to reduce crime in various contexts, the most impressive of which was the London Underground experiment, whereby classical music was piped throughout Loon’s crime- infested subway system. The result was a 37% decrease in vandalism, a 33% reduction in robbery and 25% fewer staff assaults. North et al.
(2003) found, in keeping with prior research in other contexts, hat people spend more money when listening to classical music.