The Sound and Music

Music makes the world go round and that may just be the case as it is actually pretty hard to go through a day without having to listen to a single note or tune of a song. For many, music is just lyrics and notes composed into one amazing mess but music is more than that. We’ve been asked again and again why music is so special but it all boils down to one reason, music is everywhere and it serves so many purposes in our daily human lives.

People have asked us what the benefits of music are time and time again. While we could go through all of the reasons, we do not actually want to waste anyone’s precious hours in doing so. There are so many reasons why music is so important but there are a few reasons that are just too good to mention.

Let us start with the most basic first. Music helps us travel. We have heard that phrase countless times already. While music does not exactly move us from point A to point B, it does help us feel that the travel time is shorter than it really is. It is rare seeing a commuter without a pair of earphones nowadays and that is because everyone is so accustomed to listening to music while we are on the go.

Many would argue that watching a movie or a TV show while we are traveling is way better but honestly, it is a harder process. You would end up bumping other commuters endlessly.

Next up, music is our way of expression. Musicians and composers use music to express their joy, grief, and a slew of other emotions. If a musician or composer is really talented, we end up feeling the exact emotion they want to convey.  However, one does not need to be a musician or a composer to express his feelings to the world. Not everyone has an ear for music, as they say.

Even something as simple as setting up a playlist allows a not-so-musically inclined person to express himself through music. Believe it or not, we can tell a lot about a person by checking out what kind of music he prefers. But of course, do not ever judge the album by the songs it has.

Last but most important is that music adds color to our lives. Imagine watching “Jaws” for the first time. Only this time around, the iconic thrilling piece that plays whenever Jaws is near would not play. What you get is a pretty dull moment. Sure, Jaws is still scary as heck but that accompanying piece was icing on top of a delectable and scary cake.

Without music, a lot of things will be a lot horrible. Video games, movies, commercials, and so many others more. The fact remains that music livens up anything it accompanies. Without it, everything else is just a bland slice of life.

Again, there is so much more that music does for us. Everything else listed above is just the tip of a humongous iceberg that is waiting to be seen.

How Music Changes Life



I was cleaning my room until I found a photo of my then pregnant mom holding a cassette player to her tummy. I asked her what was she doing and why is she holding it against her belly. She said that it was for my younger sister. At first, I thought that she just wanted to let my then unborn sister hear her favorite music. But as I browse around the internet, I found out that there is more to it than that. Studies show that music can do a lot of health benefits to an unborn child.

While inside the womb, those babies who were allowed by their moms to listen to music have improved reflexes and mental stimulation. On top of that, the music that babies hear while inside the womb shapes their personalities.

Learning that, I also found out that music indeed plays a big role in our lives. Before, I thought that it is just fun to study while listening to classical music. But I did not know that it can play a positive impact on a person’s brain function. In fact, I studies say that there are certain genres that match our learning needs. For example, Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” gives a calming effect. Thus, listening to it can help our brain remember and learn new things. On the other hand, upbeat songs enhance our creative performance. So if you are an art student, then listening to Calvin Harris and Rihanna’s “This is What You Came for” is an ideal song for you to help you with your art project.

But music does not only help us ace a test. It can also make our business boom. Like in studying, a music’s genre also helps in giving a better dining experience to the customers – which means more revenue. Ever wonder why five-star restaurants play more classical music than rock? According to a study, the faster the music being played in restaurants, the more turnaround it will cause.

Speaking of business, music can also help in our work. Do you remember how fast you finished your household chore without noticing it while listening to music? That is what also happens when we work. As a matter of fact, a study shows that an upbeat type of music assists employees to be more productive.

Additionally, of course, we all know that music helps us relieve stress and anxiety because, through this, we are able to express ourselves. But little some of us know that through this, we can also prevent diseases. It strengthens the heart as well. It can also cause lower a patient’s blood pressure and slower heart rates for patients who are suffering from heart disease. With all of that being said, the inventor of the proverb, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” can now replace the word “apple” with “music”.

Music can do various benefits for us. So, you might want to start updating your playlist with songs that will suit your needs.