Music has always been a very important part of mankind, it is the food of our soul, the way humanity expresses feelings, thoughts, culture, etc.
Aldous Huxley once said:
“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music”
As in our life, every period in history is marked with a certain kind of music or song, It awakens our imagination making us fly back in time bringing memories that can make us smile, laugh, cry or sigh.
Music and Health: Music Therapy
Recent investigations have discovered that Music Therapy can very helpful to help children and adults with different dissabilities.
The Tomatis Method or Electronic Ear created by Canadian Dr. Alfred Tomatis is a great example of Music Therapy can be used to help with ADD, Learning Disorders, Personal Development, Stress on adults, depression, etc.
The therapy consists on listening sessions in which patients listen to classic music, Mozart’s is commonly used because of the high-frequency sound range and its greater number of vibrations.
If you want to read more about it, please visit: http://www.tomatis.com
Bach and Modern Music
Listening to Classic Music can be very relaxing, have you tried doing it while you work on your computer?, it helps you get inspired and concentrated.
For some it might be a little boring or old fashioned but did you know that Johann Sebastian Bach set the foundations for modern music. It was considered very innovative at his time.
Have you been to a classic music concert or listened to a Symphony play live? You feel the music inside you, a very special emotion.
If not try listening to the London Symphony Orchestra play The Beatles, you will be surprised. The Beatles as classic music!
Dance and music have been together since the begining of time, many cultures express themselves through dance. And throughout history there have been lots of dance forms like Native, Ritual, Waltz, Swing, Tango, Rock’n Roll, Salsa, Disco, Country, Hip-hop, etc
- Do you like dancing? I love it!
- Do you remember when the boy you had a crush on asked you to dance?
- Or as a boy, the girl you liked accepted to dance with you?
It was so exciting!
Specially when they were playing romantic songs, you were so nervous! I remember Bread music, not that I want to tell about my age but I loved those songs.
And how about those group dances when everybody has to do the same step and you go the opposite way, isn’t it fun?
Nowadays dancing has become a very popular way to excercise, an excellent fitness system like aerobics, zumba, etc. So as you excercise you are learning to dance!
Concerts can be so fun, you name it, rock, jazz , your favourite singer or band, they are always a wonderful experience. A communication between artists and their fans.
One of the first groups I saw live was Chicago, I was still young but had a great time. Another wonderful concert I attendded was Elton John: The One. I sang and danced the whole time and couldn’t talk for a week! he is one of my very favourites.
Whenever there’s a good concert, I like to go, with friends, family or whoever is up to go
Music in our everyday life
Music can change our mood like a song can uplift our spirit when we’re feeling sad. I listen to music all day long, it keeps me happy and cheery, love all kinds, it just depends on the time and mood. And don’t forget Karaoke music, even when I’m not a good singer I enjoy it very much.
It is so fun when I start to sing those old song covers and my children go like how come you know that song?! It puts a smile on my face because it shows that even when kids, specialy teens think we are old fashioned we are linked by a song.
As a photographer, I have taken pictures at musical events, concerts, bands and individual artists. All photos in this lens have been taken by me
Even animals are sensitive to music like little Chester (photo), my niece’s cat. Look at him playing his favourite song
Music is indeed food for the soul. Music and the art attached to it has always been one of my anchors in life.