The Elements of Music

80Music and its elements were initially taken up by man from sounds in nature, like the chirping of birds or blowing of the wind. Today, music has become an inclusive aspect. There exist countless numbers of genres and sub-genres that are unraveled frequently. But what doesn’t change is the elements of music around which all the genres revolve. For a dramatic description, imagine, will you, that the elements of music are the Sun, whilst the planets are the genres orbiting around it. Ain’t that a pretty picture? A close look at these elements and more follows.

Form/Musical Form

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How Music Affects Heart Rate

79Most of us love music and some are even addicted to it; be it rock, pop, classical, jazz, etc. There is hardly anyone who doesn’t listen to or enjoys any type of music. This is because music is known to have certain effects on us. Some of us claim that music elevates their mood, some say that it brings about a feeling of calmness or tranquility, or some may even say that it brings out the wild side in them. It is said that music strikes the chord of right emotions in our mind, or touches our heart. Studies undertaken to find the effect of music on human beings have found that this is not a myth anymore. Music definitely affects the heart, or the cardiovascular system. Let us know how.
Woman irritated by loud music

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How Does Music Affect the Brain?

78Inside Your Brain!
A study was conducted to track patient’s ratings of their own anxiety. Before undergoing a surgery, they were randomly assigned to listen to music or take antianxiety pills.
The Outcome: Patients who listened to music had less anxiety compared to those who took pills.
Music has been an integral part of the human lifestyle from a long time.

Effects of Music on the Mind

77The study of how music affects the mind has been a subject of interest for many. The interconnection between music and the physical and mental health of human beings has been researched on since long. Research has concluded that music does have positive effects on our mind. It has the power of healing certain ailments. Indian classical music has been found to have the strongest healing powers. Music has a calming effect on the mind. It is known to speed the recovery of health ailments. It helps fight anxiety and has a soothing effect on the brain.
Effects of Music on the Mental State
Fights Depression
Feeling depressed, gloomy or inadequate? Soothing music can help you. Depression reduces brain activity and hampers the mind’s ability to plan and carry out tasks. Lack of the neurotransmitter Serotonin, results in a depressed state of mind. Soothing musical notes help increase the Serotonin levels of the brain, thus alleviating mental depression. Natural musical notes are known to make the mind alert.

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The Astounding Durability Of The Rolling Stones


The Rolling Stones are a British rock band that has existed a long time by any scale, with a career now spanning five ten-year periods. The band has both figured out ways to stay relevant and been extremely consistent. The vitality and passion present on a Rolling Stones vinyl from the classic rock era is still to be found on a CD offering from the last ten years. The unit still quickly sells out shows on its comprehensive world tours. It is the nearest thing to a rock institution that exists.

Having banded together at the beginning of the 1960’s, the Stones found themselves able to take advantage of the British Invasion phenomenon to gain a following worldwide. The discrepancy between the Stones and the majority of groups in the movement, though, was that their sound, from the get-go, was highly influenced by blues and R&B. In the middle years of the decade, they were using a combination of rock, jazz, and folk. They proceeded to try out psychedelia for the timeframe of a single release before moving back to a bluesier sound, although this was tinged with more country and pure rock than their initial sound.

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