Rythme and melody is but another element that separates us from the animal world. Neuroscience is just understanding why humans have an affinity to music. It is said music fuels the mind and enhances our creativity. A creative mind has the ability to make discoveries and creative innovations.
Listening to instrumental music challenges one to absorb, listen and tell a story about what one hears. In the same sense, playing a musical instrument gives you the ability to tell the story without words. Music is the language of the universe – there is no boundaries to understanding music. It transcends the boundaries of communication that is you can send music to the other side of the world. Although both may not speak the same language.
It is not clear where music comes from, but there are many theories that suggest it predates the existence of mankind. One of the most common usage for music was religious and in sacred tribes events.
In Mayan civilization music was used in celebration of a victory of war and even at the burial of influential figures. Even today, many people claim that music is the key to God and to a holy, more fulfilling life through the Church.
Music can whisk you away on an extended journey. Music can make time feel frozen. Music also has the power to suggest movement. All these things deal with the human senses. I’m sure there is a time when you listened to music and it made you Sad, happy etc. s? It is not known why or where it comes from but there are many studies that have been done to show that there is an agreement of which emotions pertain to certain scales, chords, and harmonies.
What is amazing about music is that it is imbedded within all of us. Everyone can understand it and feel something if they open themselves up. Playing music with other musicians is an incredible feeling. Some people describe it as rowing down a river together.
There is a certain type of connection that comes when you make music in a group. The same is true for those who are listening to music in a group and interacting with music through different styles of Dance. This type of behavior is rooted in our history and our discoveries as human beings.
I can listen to music also individually such as on the treadmill or in times alone driving the car, or alternatively with people in a group Dancing and singing. Music also can have a great effect on our immune system. This is because music makes us happier and can touch us deep within relying even memories to the forefront which causes our body to release immune-boosting hormones. This can also lead to have less seizures and fewer headaches or migraines because of the hormones and endorphins released by ones body.
Music has an array of positive attributes that can have an affect towards us both individually, within a group or larger setting, a church setting, tribal, enhance our moods both happy and sad, has a positive affect on the immune and finally for our own enjoyment which is universal. What else is music good for?