The Importance Of Music

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Emerging from the womb, music soon begins to embody a pervasive role in an individual’s life. Few realize the true extent to which they are impacted by music; its applications vary from media exposure in advertisements to personal entertainment. However, these are only the most superficial uses for the subject. In fact, the nature of music has been revealed to be beneficial for various reasons in individuals. Numerous studies have unearthed a variety of connections between interesting brain activity and musical inclinations. Involvement with this art form has been linked to increased synaptic connections within the brain, characteristically being accompanied by plethora of benefits.
Some of the most interesting research having been conducted
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However, some suggest that music is underappreciated as an art form and is rather utilized more as a means to further intelligence and ability than to truly value the beauty of it. As far as instruments are concerned, many children are forced into practicing by their parents and should instead be allowed the opportunity to engage in music to truly flourish. The value of music extends far beyond simply beyond its tendency to make an individual smarter: making a player more centered emotionally and complex in their thoughts. Many argue that modern society restricts the opportunities of new artists by relegating music education to niche role in public education, where only those who can afford an instrument or express an innate talent for musical theory are offered sufficient education; as opposed to instruction in mathematics, language, and sciences which are offered on an accepted basis to all students without exception. Frederick Pio, in his article “Philosophy of Music” describes all people as expressing a ubiquitous inclination towards music and showing that further exposure to music would be of great benefit. Music diversifies an individuals interests, allows the furthering of empathetic tendencies, and is worthy of its own dedicated education…show more content…
Benefits of the music therapy in trials with special needs children include: “Increased attention, decreased self-stimulation, improved cognitive functioning, increased socialization, successful and safe self-expression, improved behavior, enhanced auditory processing, decreased agitation, improved receptive/expressive language, [and] enhanced sensory-motor skills.” Therefore, music therapy can be useful in a variety of ways. Techniques for implementation can vary depending on the intended goal. For instance, students who suffer from unsatisfactory coordination skills can be made to bang a drum in time with the rhythm of a song, dancing, likewise, improves coordination and increases the ability to handle stressful situations in loud environments. Additionally, music reinforces the ability to recall information and creates a higher ease of interpreting new concepts, which appear abstract at first. “Musical presentation of new vocabulary words results in an increased number of words learned and transferred in elementary school-age children. Music is effective as a prompt and reinforcer to increase verbal response in preschool-age children with limited verbal communication”
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