As the saying goes, music does a lot of things to a lot of people. It transports, for sure! It can take you right down some memory lanes and jig up some embedded memories. It uplifts your spirits, helps you to relate to some situations of the past, and move on with a positive note!
Such is the power of MUSIC J
Be it ‘sa, re, ga, ma, pa’ or ‘do, re, me, fa, so, laa, tee’ any note is sound of music to the ears
An infant can be put to sleep by a mother singing lullaby
When in love, the voice of your beloved is music to your ears J (Thereafter……???)
Music can make you laugh, cry, dance and sing along….. It can change your mood in a jiffy!
Music is a great healer. It has a profound effect on both – emotions and the body. Fast music makes you more alert and shakes you out of your reverie! Upbeat music makes you feel more optimistic and positive about life J A slower tempo helps your mind to calm down and relaxes your muscles. All in all, music is a powerful relaxant and a wonderful stress buster!
Ever listened to a song that moved your emotions? Or found yourself tapping your feet to a beat, without even thinking about it? Ever belted out a song into an imaginary mic while an invisible audience cheered you on? Our lives are full of music, and every note and lyric touches us deeply!
Different types of music appeal to different genre of people. While the song ‘the young ones…. Darling were the young ones’ by Cliff Richard will be the heartthrob of the older generation, songs like ‘hips don’t lie’ by Shakira will shake the younger genre out of their reverie and make them hit the dance floor!
Music suits every mood of life. Enjoyment of music also depends on the time of the day / night when it is heard. While bhajans are usually heard at dawn, a classical ghazal by Jagjit Singh is enjoyable at dusk, preferably with a glass in hand J
It goes without saying that music is a successful tool for altering moods of people. It helps calm down an agitated person, evokes patriotism in some, lulls a child to sleep, makes a broken-heart person cry, beats up confidence in the down-trodden, so on and so forth. With the help of music, a person’s ability to express himself extends beyond limits of spoken language, both in terms of subtlety and power.
To sum up, music has the power to exalt, inspire, carry messages, change moods, … and above all, work wonders in a person’s life!
By: Prof. Farrida Daruwalla