"Music is part of being human."
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Vibrations that travel through the air becomes sound when it reaches our ears. And from sound, we evolved music. Abstract, yet we can craft music to hypnotize our emotions It can make us jump, it can make us sad, and it can set us at ease. Relaxing and restoring us to the humans that we once were before the gravity of adult life.
Even philosophical malcontent Friedrich Nietzsche, in Twilight of the Idols, or, How to Philosophize with a Hammer, writes of music:
The use of sound as entertainment is obvious, but what we have lost, which was so evident in classical and traditional cultures, was music as a form of healing.
With the help of neuroscientists and sound therapists, Marconi Union created "Weightless" — a song designed not only to soothe, but carefully arranged to lower heart rate, blood pressure, and stress hormones.
So close your eyes, don't worry about meditation or Zen, just listen.
In Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain, Oliver Sacks writes:
Distractions and noise constantly bombard us, and when we absorb too much, we become distressed. But with the help of the right music, we can let it go — if only for a short while. And if we accumulate enough bits of joy, life isn't so daunting.
Useful Companions (Improve Your Education and This Site by Buying a Book):
- Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain – Oliver Sacks
- Twilight of the Idols, or, How to Philosophize with a Hammer – Friedrich Nietzsche