Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home/a26f9f83/public_html/articles/includes/config.php on line 159
Music to Echo Your Mood > NetSparsh - Viral Content you Love & Share

Music to Echo Your Mood

In what way do the kinds of music (rock, rap, classical, instrumental, etc.) change or alter our mood and in what way do our moods effect what music we listen to?

Music has been present throughout the history of man. Of course musical styles change but the power and popularity of music never changes. But why is music so popular? What is it that music offers us and is it just a sound to drown out others?

Our emotions and thoughts are altered and influenced by music. Music can influence our emotions and our behaviour to a great degree, it relaxes us, it energises us, it can make us sad, or happy. Of course music isn't some type of mind control but it studies have consistently shown the link between music and our moods.

Slow music calms down. Ballads, some forms of classical music and New Age, as well as meditation music create a peaceful atmosphere that is good for relaxing after a busy day or for a romantic dinner. For most people slow music is de-stressing. It allows them to sit down and relax.

If the music is slowed below approximately 50 beats per minute it can create an atmosphere of sadness, even depression. The slow rhythm of certain music can make induce feelings of powerlessness and desperation.

This kinds of slow music is often found in jazz and classical music, many people listen to it when alone, at night usually, when it seems to suit their mood.

In general, instrumental music (excluding military marches with their fast tempo) is also a way to isolate oneself from the people around. The rhythm is calm and steady, the tune is clearer, since there are no voices interfering.

Faster music (such as rock, heavy metal, and dance music) tends to uplift us. It energises us, and awakens us in a very real way, making us feel full of life.

Dance music is light and yet fast, it fills us with energy and relaxes us but it is not complicated by intellectual overtones. So it allows us to liven up and unwind without having to think or listen very seriously. For this reason it is very popular at parties.

Rock and pop music and rap are also often played at parties, when large groups of people gather together. This is music for socializing and being together. Most rock, pop, and rap songs also do not involve special efforts for listening to and are also suitable for parties.

Rock music is often used to accompany physical labour, its heavy fast tempo speeds up the heart and one almost works in time to the music making the work more enjoyable.

Some people think that rock music can cause road accidents, it is not difficult to see why, it is easy to become 'caught up in' rock music, drivers could become excited by the speed of the music and drive too fast. But on balance there are so many sources of driver distraction that it does not make sense to blame rock music. Nevertheless studies have shown a definitive link between music and mood.

Some kinds of music, like techno, are produced using computers and almost constitute an escape into an alternate virtual world, the music is reminiscent of sci-fi, technology and the futuristic world we imagine.

World music allows a different type of escape - into another country. Often people bring home CDs from holiday and when listening to the music it evokes the spirit of a nation or area and seems to take them back there.

The best music information can be found online at FBX Music. Devon Rynders is a senior writer and you will find articles, resources and a free newsletter at: FBX Music.

In The News:

This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news

The New Yorker

The Overpowering Beauty of Music at Versailles
The New Yorker
When, on a recent snowy day in Paris, members of the early-music ensemble Les Talens Lyriques arrived for a rehearsal at the Collège-Lycée Jacques-Decour, a secondary school near the Gare du Nord, they had to make their way around a revolutionary ...


The Star Beacon

Bula woman remembers music career
The Star Beacon
“He was a great guy. A great man,” Lyons said of Brown. The interest in her music has escalated over the years, said Andy Oxley, owner of B-Side Music on Main Avenue in Ashtabula. “Over the years more and more people were coming in (to the store ...


Billboard

Obama Is the Most Name-Dropped President in Music, Plus 5 of the Other Most Popular Presidents in Music History
Billboard
Music reflects culture, so of course politics makes its way into songs. So, in honor of President's Day (Feb. 19), LyricFind calculated every song that mentions a U.S. president -- favorably or unfavorably -- and counted down the results. From '92 ...


Refinery29

How 30-Year-Old Rihanna Changed The Music Industry
Refinery29
Yes, RiRi is often given props for her status as a cultural influencer. What sometimes gets lost in the conversation surrounding her, however, is the singer's historic impact on the world of pop music. In addition to all of the above, she's not just a ...

and more »

Music legends helped created Berlin's latest audio-visual exhibition
Lonely Planet Travel News
A stunning artistic line-up has been announced by the Berlin Institute of Sound & Music. The new installation is to be showcased at the ISM Hexadome at the Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum in Germany. The immersive 360-degree audio-visual experience will run ...


Washington Post

A mother and son making beautiful music together
Washington Post
Two eminent American musicians, violinist Miriam Fried and pianist Jonathan Biss appeared together Sunday afternoon in a concert at International Student House as part of the Phillips Music series. The moment the music began, it was as though the ...


New York Times

Retracing America's Musical Canvas
New York Times
In “America's Musical Journey,” a 3-D documentary film narrated by the actor Morgan Freeman and hosted onscreen by the singer-songwriter Aloe Blacc, the musical spirit of the country is explored through Mr. Blacc's excursions to New York, New Orleans ...

and more »

CBSSports.com

Victor Oladipo discovered that Jamie Foxx is a fan of his music at NBA All-Star Game
CBSSports.com
Victor Oladipo isn't just a great basketball player for the Pacers. He's also an incredibly talented singer. Over the summer he released an album called "Songs For You," and it was actually pretty solid. Better than the average athlete-turned-musician ...

and more »

Florida Today

A company with music in its heart expands in Titusville area - putting Mims on the map
Florida Today
TITUSVILLE Terry Warburton is one of those colorful guys with a lot of brass — figuratively and literally. On the figurative side, the brass came in when he took up the trumpet as a teenager, quit his initial year of college,commuted between his ...


The Seattle Times

Seattle music's champion of weird, Doug Haire, ends KEXP's 'Sonarchy'
The Seattle Times
Making a comfortable living off music is a feat of its own, especially when your tastes are as far from commercial as they get. Still, the 62-year-old's two-day stubble can't conceal his glow as he excitedly discusses his decision to retire from the ...

Google News

Ibanez SR400 Bass Guitar

The Ibanez SR400 bass guitar is very comfortable to play.... Read More

The King of the Delta Blues Singers - Robert Johnson Still Stands at the Crossroads

Probably the most enigmatic Singer and Guitarist of the twentieth... Read More

Interview With Josh Epstein of Vision Music USA

Vision Music USA is a proactive and progressive music service... Read More

Jazz: What In The Heck Is It?

All of us know what jazz is when we hear... Read More

Piano Lessons - Group or Private?

Piano lessons are a great activity for children. They encourage... Read More

How To Play Guitar Like a Pro!

Having taught the guitar for many years, I see the... Read More

How to Become a Filthy Rich Record Label Mogul

Let me guess, you love music and would do anything... Read More

Arpeggios and New Age Piano Playing

Chopin used them extensively. So did Beethoven and Mozart. Arpeggios... Read More

Musicians Injuries: OUCH, It Hurts When I Play (But Please Dont Tell Me To Stop!)

This article takes a look at musicians' injuries. For an... Read More

Is it Possible to Download Music Legally Anymore?

Throughout the past few years downloading music on the internet... Read More

Tips for Buying Digital Pianos and Keyboards

Buying a digital piano could be a very delicate attempt,... Read More

Review: Medications - All Your Favorite People In One Place

One of the most intriguing aspects of music is how... Read More

Music for Corporate Entertainment

For many years I have supplied music for and played... Read More

Piano Music - How to Begin and End a Piece

How do you begin a piece of music? That's a... Read More

Arranging for New Age Piano

A while back, I wrote an article that compared flower... Read More

What is Piano GHD Syndrome?

Do you remember the movie, Groundhog Day? In this wonderful... Read More

Lori Nuic Sparkles

A soulful vibe along with an amazing voice is what... Read More

Solid-Bodied Gretsch Corvette Guitar

The Solid-bodied Corvette (not to be confused with the Corvette... Read More

The British Invasion

The Kasabian concert at the Kool Haus seemed like a... Read More

How to Play What you Feel

Many students think that being able to play what you... Read More

Music Licensing: The Cold Cash Facts About Money for your Music

Where music meets licensing, there's money to be made. How... Read More

Canadian Stars: The Marble Index and the Waking Eyes

Canadian Indie bands are dominating the music scene and it... Read More

Making Music As A Lefty

Author Interview with Ryan Thomson, seacoast New Hampshire resident, and... Read More

Bang on Your Drum All Day Long - Without Annoying Your Neighbors!

Bang! Bam! Bang! Have you always wanted to play the... Read More

A Brief History of Fender Guitars

Perhaps no other guitar maker has touched the hearts of... Read More