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Music is something that has been a part of every human culture throughout our entire history. Music over time has been a uniting factor amongst people of all backgrounds, but the question is does music provide anything more to our lives than entertainment? While music is meant to be for ones enjoyment, for some can music actually change the way they feel or think, or even act, does music have the ability to change the mind, in any way? There have been many people who have come to question if music has any usage toward the overall quality of someone’s emotions, actions or even their lifestyles. Music is not merely for one’s leisure, while we are still learning about these new methods of treatment, the use of music application as well as musical therapy is something that stands to change the way we see music and how we use it in our everyday lives, and even in the treatment of those who have come to suffer from illness be that illness mental or physical. There have many studies on the different applications of musical therapy. At the Baliksir University in Turkey a study was conducted by Dr.Fahri Sezer a professor at the university in the department of education. In this study 14 undergraduates were divided into two groups, one that received musical therapy and the other group however, did not receive any treatment. This experiment was set up to examine the long term effects of music on the anger of the students. The results of this experiment were that there was a significant difference between the experimental and that control groups in terms of aggression (Fahri). The group that did receive therapy was found to have substantially lower levels of anger as compared to the control group. The effects on the experimental groups ange... ... middle of paper ... ...s Full Text (H.W. Wilson). Web. 4 Apr. 2014. 3. Simon Hackett, Cindy-Jo Morison, Carol Pullen, A retrospective practice based evaluation of music therapy: A single-case study of a four-year-old girl with Rett syndrome—Rebecca's story, The Arts in Psychotherapy, Volume 40, Issue 5, November 2013, Pages 473-477, ISSN 0197-4556, ( Keywords: Rett syndrome; Music therapy; Retrospective video analysis; Statistical process control; Parental testimony 4. Kathy Jo Gutgsell, Mark Schluchter, Seunghee Margevicius, Peter A. DeGolia, Beth McLaughlin, Mariel Harris, Janice Mecklenburg, Clareen Wiencek, Music Therapy Reduces Pain in Palliative Care Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, Volume 45, Issue 5, May 2013, Pages 822-831
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