Music can change you

These days we hear music all the time, it wakes us up, motivates our workouts, keeps us company on our commutes. It doesn’t matter what kind of music it is, it itself has the ability to affect our moods and our bodies in all sorts of ways. It can give us chills even can make us cry.

Effects on Brain

Music activates every area of the brain that scientists have mapped so far. In fact, there is no area of the brain that music doesn’t touching some ways.

25 years ago there was an idea which said that language is in left side of the brain and music is in right side of the brain but now with better quality tools, higher resolution, neuroimaging and better experimental methods, it is discovered that thats not at all right so how does it effects our brain?

When music enters and then gets shuttled off to different parts of the brain:-

  1. It stops at specialise processing units in auditory cortex, they track loudness, pitch, rhythm, etc.
  2. The visual cortex activates when you’re reading notes as a musician or watching music.
  3. Motor cortex activates when you move or dance or tap your feet, snap fingers, clapping your hands.
  4. The Cerebellum activates and immediate the emotional responses.
  5. The memory system in the Hippocampus will activate and will help you to recognise any familiar music or lines that you listen

Hence, music is going on in both halves of the brain, left and right, the front, back, the inside, and the outside.

How playing Instruments helps?

We can start learning to play instrument at any age. Picking up an instrument can provide some huge benefits for Intelligence, Physical well-being, Brain.

Playing an instrument requires:-

  • Auditory motor
  • Sensory
  • Visual system to work together

This inner system cooperation has some incredible outcomes that can affect many areas of life.

Different intensities of training produce different outcomes, even the most minimal practice can make a difference. Starting to play an instrument just one hour a week for few months can cause growth and increased activity in the parts of the brain responsible for memory, hearing, and motor. Researchers have found that this kind of activities can even increase IQ by 7 point or more.

Its also known that people who play musical instrument are better at other practical things too such as:-

  • Practical emotions
  • Learning new things/tasks
  • Creative problem solving

Musicians brain have better communication between left and right hemisphere which allows for more cooperation and out of the box thinking. Playing an instrument can also has benefits for brain and body.

  • boosting immune system function
  • Increase in resilience to hearing lose
  • Helps stroke patients regain motor skills

It’s been found that just listening to music can prompt the repair and regeneration of damage nerves in the brain.

Music is so much more than notes on a page, it can change the way we think, speak and feel. Music making and listen is really complex it’s not demystified till now it’s more mysterious than ever.

Popular Music Genres

Essentially the entirety of the important genre of well-known music somewhat recently has come from the USA. This is the place where African and European melodic practices met up, and it’s this combination of customs that brought forth famous music.


At the point when a huge number of Africans were shipped to America as slaves in the eighteenth and nineteenth hundreds years, their tunes and rhythms went with them. They realized that singing together made working simpler, and it was in these work tunes that African rhythms and songs were safeguarded until subjugation finished in 1865. Numerous African Americans became Christians and sang psalms in the chapel. Others figured out how to play well-known melodies and dance tunes for cash. Be that as it may, at whatever point they sang and played, the African rhythms of the old work tunes could be heard. Also, when they communicated their sentiments by making new tunes, African songs could be heard in the tunes.

It was this new blend of African and Western music that prompted the class we currently call “blues”. A few blues tunes recounted accounts of grievousness and torment, and these were regularly sluggish and tragic. Be that as it may, others were tied in with being infatuated, or having a great time, and these were up-rhythm and great to move to. Different blues styles created throughout the long term, some in humble communities of the American south and others in urban areas like Chicago and New Orleans. Yet, any place the music was played, audience members heard a sound that planned to impact essentially every kind of mainstream music to come, from jazz and soul to hip bounce. In the event that you’d prefer to hear some early blues, have a go at looking for the chronicles of Blind Willie McTell, Bukka White, and Lightnin’ Hopkins. For later blues, attempt Billie Holiday, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, and John Lee Hooker.


Most African American performers just played blues, yet some played traditional music too and learned European amicability. Some even blended European amicability in with the rhythms and sizes of blues, and it was from this combination that “jazz” was conceived. Perhaps the best artist was the trumpet player Louis Armstrong, who assisted with creating numerous styles of jazz. He was in New Orleans, his old neighborhood, during the 1910s when the walking band style of New Orleans jazz (or “dixieland”) was being conceived. During the 1920s he was in Chicago creating better approaches for making do with Joe “Ruler” Oliver and his band. Then, at that point, he was in New York City during the 1930s when enormous band jazz and swing were creating. These recent trends were played by jazz symphonies with a cadence area (drums, twofold bass, piano, and guitar), metal and woodwind segments, and now and again strings and at least one artist. Swing was immensely mainstream in the 1940 s, turning into the music that almost everybody moved to. Probably the best jazz symphonies were those driven by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Fletcher Henderson, with whom Louis Armstrong played. Every one of the most mainstream vocalists of the day, such as Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, and Nat King Cole, sang with jazz symphonies.

Yet, by the 1950s numerous youthful artists not, at this point needed to play in jazz ensembles. They needed the opportunity to make do and started testing in their own groups. After a short time, they were playing energizing recent fads like bebop and modular jazz. These recent fads weren’t as simple to move to as swing, so they weren’t as famous, yet they tracked down another crowd of genuine audience members for whom present-day jazz was craftsmanship music instead of mainstream music. The best of these performers included Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Charles Mingus.


As jazz was getting increasingly more famous during the 1930s and 1940 s, another new type was beginning to create. Numerous African Americans were proficient blues artists, however bringing in cash wasn’t simple. They framed little groups and searched for work in modest bars and clubs. However, to get work, they needed to draw in crowds. Most youngsters who went to these spots thought blues was antiquated, so the groups needed to foster a recent trend, and what they made was “cadence and blues” (or R&B*).

The early types of R&B were uproarious and enthusiastic and generally played on drums, twofold bass, and electric guitar. Artists were men or ladies with large voices, and crowds adored it. The style immediately spread all through the country, with bigger groups adding piano, trumpet, and saxophone. R&B was incredibly fun and ideal for moving, and by the mid-1940s numerous groups were selling records. Two of the greatest dealers were T-Bone Walker and Louis Jordan’s “Tympany Five”, who had the main hit in 1944 with G.I. Jive. Later R&B specialists incorporate Ruth Brown, Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters, and Ray Charles.

*The term “R&B” is currently used to depict heartfelt soul melodies and numbers, a totally different style to the first R&B.


By the mid-1950 s, another new sort called “rock and roll” (or “rock’n’roll”) was being made by performers who could play both R&B and Western Swing, a well-known style of nation-dance music. This new music was played on a similar arrangement of instruments as R&B – electric guitar, twofold bass, and drums – with the guitarist regularly singing also. It’s anything but solid blues beat and a R&B feel, however the songs resembled those of down home music. It was incredible to move to, and rowdy dance styles before long created also. The verses were enjoyable to pay attention to, and it immediately got famous, particularly when youngsters heard rowdy records on the radio.

One of the primary groups to record was “Bill Hayley and His Comets\” who had a hit single with Rock nonstop in 1954. They were enormously impacted by R&B specialists like Louis Jordan and Large Joe Turner, as were numerous others like Little Richard and Toss Berry, whose 1956 single Turn Over Beethoven turned into a gigantic hit. Jerry Lee Lewis, who stunned crowds with his wild piano playing, additionally turned out to be well known.

Be that as it may, rock and roll appeared to be wild and hazardous to numerous guardians, particularly when they saw the attractive moving of an attractive youthful vocalist named Elvis Presley. There was no way to prevent their children from cherishing rock and roll and being devotees of Elvis, nonetheless. He turned out to be colossally fruitful and made rowdy quite possibly the most famous styles of music in America, however across the world. Elvis had many hit singles, including Dog Canine, Catastrophe Inn, and Prison Rock, and he before long got known as “the ruler of rock and roll” or essentially “the king”.

THE 1960s

In the mid-60s another classification called Awesome Music started to foster when youthful performers consolidated the rock and roll of craftsmen like Elvis with components of R&B. Recent trends of Country Music likewise got well known during the 60s, as did a recent fad of melodic R&B called Soul Music. Later during 60’s 60’s soul craftsmen like James Earthy colored fostered a more cadenced style called funk, and funk prompted numerous recent trends of Dance Music during the 70s, the 80s and the past. In the last part of the 70s another kind called Hip Jump likewise created. Hip bounce is currently quite possibly the most famous styles of music on the planet, and like all significant classes of well-known music it’s created many hit singles on the Popular Music graphs.


Music is the rhythm of life. Music plays an important role in dealing with one’s emotions. There are different types of music where people listen to it according to their mood. Music is played indifferent occasions such as marriages, reunions, birthday parties, bachelor parties and in family functions. It spreads happiness and joy in a person’s life. Music helps one to connect with soul and life. Not only in joy music helps but in fragile it heals. Music comforts in times of disaster and it soothes a person in hardships. One of the greatest musicians Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart quotes that, “The music is not in notes, but in the silence between”. Not only man composes music but it’s also the nature, the whistling of wind, buzzing of bees, sound of rain and the chirping of the birds that heals one when in solitude. Everything that has rhythm is music. Music has the power to heal diseases like depression, insomnia and anxiety. It also helps in concentration of young minds. Music is considered to be the powerful form of worship to God and to connect with the soul. Music is the language of soul and it is called as universal language because it knows no boundaries.



Music is vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion. It is a form of art. Music is a part of all of our lives, from when we’re growing up to when we’re old. Music is the sound that is pleasing to the human ear. Music is loved by most of the people. Music also makes us excited. Music is a thing that we all enjoy in the course of our lives. Music makes us joy and listening to a favorite song may help to uplift your mood. Music has the ability to convey all sorts of emotions to people. Music can match and manipulate our moods and emotions. Music is not only created by humans but also from the nature such as birds chirping, the whistle in the wind, the sound of rain, etc…. Music can be performed with a wide variety of vocal techniques and instruments. There are different elements of music such as structure, form, articulation, expression, dynamics, color or timber, voice allocation, style, texture, harmony, melody, rhythm, tempo, pulse, or beat and pitch. A person who sings a song is known as a singer. Anyone who composes conducts, or performs music may be referred to as a musician. The other words for the musician are composer, performer, soloist, symphonist, virtuoso, player, entertainer, etc…. There are different kinds of instruments such as percussion, string, brass, woodwind, and piano/keyboard.


There are different types of music genres there. Some of them are,

  • ROCK


Music has the great qualities of healing a person emotionally and mentally. Music is one of the most calming and soothing things. Music can also make a person calm and relaxed. It has the power to cure diseases such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, etc. Music can also make excitement. There is one language that we all can understand is the language of music. Music is also an important part of our life because it is a way of expressing our feelings as well as emotions. Music may also reduce stress, depression, etc….Music may also help us to enhance the ability to do a work. Music also entertains us. Music improves our minds. Music is also helps us to develop the memorizing capability.


  • The Japanese word ‘Karaoke’ comes from a phrase meaning ‘Empty Orchestra’
  • Music is one of the few activities in our life that utilizes the entire brain
  • The world’s longest concert by multiple artists took place from March 17 to April 5, 2017
  • Listening to music while working out measurably improves the physical performance
  • When you listen to music, your body releases dopamine, the same hormone released in the brain when you do exciting or pleasurable activities.
  • The most expensive instrument is a Stradivarius violin called Lady Blunt, which was made in 1741 and sold in 2011 for $15.9 million