In the current COVID-19 epidemic, people’s communication is decreasing. In the past, we could talk with friends every day and stay together all day but now it is difficult and risky to meet each other in person. Since direct contact between people has decreased, we have many choices to do at this time, such as listening to music.
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Given that the majority of people begin to listen to music more than usual, it’s important to explore if listening to music brings a negative or positive impact. Then after research, all different reports show that music brings a more positive impact to human beings. Firstly, in terms of the body, according to research, listening to music can promote our blood circulation, so listening to music is helpful to our physical health. Second, different music can help us to reach the effect of different emotions. Such as going to listen to some music with a fast rhythm may make us feel excited, may listen to the concert music to make us feel calm and peaceful. The emotions of human beings are passive and can be influenced by the outside world. Children tend to feel happy when they are at the park and people tend to feel calm when they feel the fresh air in the wild. These are all examples of being influenced by the outside world. The same is true with music. The role of music here is to give our brain an emotional atmosphere. Under the influence of this atmosphere, music can play a guiding role in our emotions. We can choose music according to our own mood to influence what we’re feeling.
Different kinds of music have different effects?
Different music does influence several kinds of emotions, but the effects also depend on different people. For example, pure piano music may sound very relaxing and soothing to some people, while it may sound very sad and even bring up a lot of sad memories to some people. We encourage you to find music that suits your mood and use it to adjust your mood when appropriate.
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With research on the internet and different music apps, we can get a simple rule about what different music applies to different situations. However, it depends on different people, what we have here is for reference only. When working on homework, we recommend listening to pure music, whether electric or pure instrument, depending on the homework (for example, for math homework and other homework that requires the brain to think, we recommend the fast rhythm of pure music to help thinking. While for writing, we recommend the music of pure instruments to encourage writing in a soothing environment). When traveling, because it does not involve the problem of the brain, we recommend you to use your favorite music. Listening to your favorite music can also make you happy and have a good mood during the trip. For bedtime music, some people can choose white noise, or the simplest pure instrumental playing is best.
( Two classic music list from a music App that user suppose they listen to feel calm)
What are things we need to be careful about?
There are many benefits to listening to music, but there are also three caveats that we should pay attention to.
- Volume problems, whether use acoustics or use earphones, need to control volume in the right place, otherwise it will cause great harm to the eardrum. Even if you play rhythmic music on a stereo, and it’s very loud, it can have a negative effect on the heart.
- The duration problem mainly occurs in the use of earphones to listen to music people need to pay attention to, a long time wearing earphones, whether in-ear or headset, will cause a burden on the ears.
- If you are walking while listening to music with headphones, you need to pay attention to safety issues. Although earphones can shut out the noise in the street and make the world quiet, at the same time, we need to pay attention to safety, try not to listen to music in the street, or control the volume of earphones.