Although the effects of music in life differ from one positive effect to the

Although the effects of music in life differ from one

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Although the effects of music in life differ from one positive effect to the other, the role music plays in human psychology and the effects it has on humans’ emotions are both studied from a more scientific view. A study about how various types of music affects the emotions of people was conducted by Ion Olteteanu of Spiru Haret University. According to Justin and Laukka (2003) “Human vocal expression of emotions are based on some ‘old’ parts of the brain; similar to those of non-human primates”. This may refer to the fact that the part of our brain which is responsible for detection and interpretation of vocal communication, is mainly not developed like those of early primates. One specific piece of music can be played in various ways, and the way in which it is played can affect the various emotions of the listeners. Juslin and Laukka (2003) also argue that the ability to distinguish basic emotions from vocal expression develops in early childhood. They also say that different feelings and emotions are associated with different musical notes. For example, anger and fear are usually associated with high pitch, whereas tenderness is associated with low pitch. Music composers and musicians portray feelings to listeners by exploiting an ‘acoustic code; that derives from brain programs for vocal expressions of emotions. According to Kivy, composing is a matter of selecting certain musical materials and arranging them in a desirable manner. . He says that music can reflect a person’s emotions and moods. Absolute music possesses no narratives. Kivy says that music is not only a thing of sense, but a thing of mind as well. This shows that music not only affects our sense and emotions, but to a large extent affects our mind process. Robinson emphasizes that music arouses mood states from which we enter emotional states. Music can reflect the evaluative or cognitive aspects of emotion. Robinson thinks that the emotions music arouse is not the same as it expresses. Paying attention to the emotions that music arouses may alert to the more important features of music. Robinson also mentions that a piece of music can express nostalgia as well as melancholy. He says that part of
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our pleasure in listening to music comes from having our feelings guided by the musical notes and pitches. Music affects us physiologically and directly acts on our motor system. When we listen to music, a state of arousal is induced. For example, tense music is the most arousing wile soft music is more relaxing on our mood and emotions. In other words, any emotional response to music is directly influenced by the physiological effects. In conclusion, music is a world by itself, and to define music means to define an infinity of different knowledge and lore. According to conducted studies in the project, the different types of music, Avant Garde, Scene based, Industry based, and traditionalist, had become more popular as different nations started growing accustomed to them, and putting sixty genres into these four types helped people understand more about music, and the development of it. In addition, the
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