We are all aware of the power of music which can enrich our emotional experiences. Neuroscience and advanced medical imaging can track the brain’s response when listening to a variety of musical genres and how this affects our mood or emotions. We know that music can uplift our spirits when we want to celebrate or calm our minds when we need to relax. With positive education and mindfulness being a large component in modern life, music plays a large role in enriching the whole person.
Life experience anecdotally gives evidence that listeners attach mood labels to music compositions. When closing your eyes, I am sure you can name categories of music that are calm, mournful, exhilarating, compassionate, aggressive or romantic etc. Full story.
Rhonda Davidson-Irwin (Music Australia) / October 23, 2018
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