Why does music influence our emotions so much
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Why does music influence our emotions so much
In an article from the series “Ask, Answer,” designed to quench reader’s curiosity, BBC Future journalist explores the impact of music on people's emotional state. “Why does music have a…

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What is the significance of music when considering various areas of our lives

Music is a significant part of the cultures of different countries and peoples. The tremendous importance of musical culture is obvious. Without even thinking about the degree of this significance and relevance, we at a subconscious level feel its most powerful influence. We listen to music always and everywhere: at concerts, performances, at home, on the road, at work, in public places and even going out into the countryside. Music is a big and significant part of our life.

Since ancient times, music has been accompanying man. This is evidenced by archaeological finds, musical instruments, objects with inscriptions, images of musical themes. The texts of ancient scriptures speak of the existence of various established musical systems in those days, which later formed the basis of musical science. In ancient China, there was a cosmological and sociopolitical understanding of music, according to the principles of which the state management scheme was built. Music was a means of achieving harmony with the natural and socially. If the music is harmonious, then the welfare of the state is likely. On the contrary, in the absence of harmonization of sounds, the state is weakened with all the ensuing consequences.

The course of historical processes clearly demonstrates the importance of music. In the process of history, a huge number of all kinds of musical directions and artistic styles appeared, and music science was formed. Music every year becomes more diverse and accessible. If earlier it was possible to listen only to live performance of musical works, then in records not accessible to everyone, now with the fast-paced dynamics of scientific and technological progress, we got practically unlimited opportunities to quickly find and listen to what we want. Convenient formats and carriers of sound recordings exist and are widespread; the Internet provides access to the most popular works. The cash flow figures in the music industry are impressive. Unfortunately, there is no progress in the affordability of concerts.

Music shapes a person and society. It is of great importance in many areas of our lives. There was confidence that it can be controlled by the forces of nature and the other world. Throughout the history of the pre-Renaissance period, music is a church art. And now there are church choirs. It should be noted that the church has its own special opinion regarding various musical directions, confirming the importance of music.

In any systemic business, we need trained, convinced people. This provides a high level of system reliability. For the army, this issue is especially relevant. The importance of music in the army is difficult to overestimate. In addition to education, programming, instilling a sense of subordination, difficult rules of discipline and submission to the representatives of the army collective, it is necessary to ensure a high level of morale of the military personnel. People need music, they should be able to listen to play, to sing.
And before, and now in the army they sing front songs, chorus and musical groups gather. Song is a powerful tool to strengthen the cohesion of the military personnel.

Many have the desire to learn to sing or play any musical instrument. Many parents, intuitively understanding the importance of music in raising children, try to give their child a musical education. Why? For what purpose?
You can’t be sure that the child will complete the entire training course, master the musical instrument perfectly or sing it brilliantly, but somehow it will be introduced to the music.

Of the three existing life-supporting sign systems “letters, numbers and notes” from early childhood, unfortunately, only the first two are available to everyone. A note of note is a guide to the spiritual treasury of mankind. Notes, like letters and numbers, are essential. It is necessary to acquaint and introduce the child to music from an early age.
The future of our children depends on their ability to not only think, but also to understand the laws of harmony of things. Knowledge of musical theory and practical exercises will help in harmonious development, instill the ability to think broadly and objectively, will contribute to the formation of intuition.
Chances for a person to have the highest possible quality of life with a harmoniously shaped way of thinking, a rich inner world and developed intuition, are spiritually healthy, are much greater than those that are simply materially secure. In addition, only by trying can you discover cravings and abilities.

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