If music be the food of love, play on!

If music be the food of love, play on, 
Give me excess of it; that surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die.

                                              Twelfth Night Act 1, scene 1, 1–3


Have you ever experienced waking up fresh, early in the morning and feel the pure strands of music – maybe some number you have never heard in years, but there it is pure and melodious in the early morning making you fresh and alert and enjoying every moment!

If Music be the food of life play on.

Being an avid music buff, I can say even before I was born (my father used to play music for my mom on an old grand gramophone that is still encased in my ancestral home) so I had a foot tapping birth you can say.The passion for music continued all through my younger days and still does,although I never learned to play any instrument, I was blessed with a fair enough voice and an even fairer feel for melody. I have had a habit right from childhood, to listen to music every morning, in fact my day doesn’t start without music. I have experienced that you should start your day with music.Listening to music coordinates more divergent parts of our brain than any act—except actually playing music.
Music has a powerful impact on emotional state, memory, creativity, and workflow. You need all of these to be in tip-top shape if you want to crush the work day and meet it head-on. I usually have a pre-made playlist of songs ready to go. It helps me breeze through my jogging sessions and driving to and fro from work is usually a complete rejuvenator.


Music Therapy

Many times we unknowingly experience music as a healing, relaxing and rejuvenating elixir, without realizing that music is in fact the magic potion that is a very effective therapy.
Music has been around since the beginning of civilization. It only became popular as a therapy in the 20th century with America initiating research and implementing it during W.W.I and W.W. II, when music was used in Veterans Administration Hospitals as an intervention to address traumatic war injuries. The outcome was positive and many countries followed suit.
The roots of musical therapy in India, can be traced back to ancient Hindu mythology.
Music therapy is found to be helpful in a host of disorders like cancer, heart disease, Psychiatric disorders, Neurological disorders, Dementia, Amnesia and for generally for improving concentration. Maximum students swear that listening to music while studying helps them to concentrate and the output is positive (can be debated).

Pan generations music in all languages has constantly evolved and changed. Members of various generations may not go for the music genres related to the different generations. Music is system where any sound can be music to ones ears or it can be a mayhem of cacophonies to another’s.

Aesthetically, research shows that fast-paced instrumental music is best for getting you pumped, but it’s less effective for calming you down. Lyrics can distract you from allowing your mind process what’s stressing you out.
Using music as a stress reliever for the best results, pick songs that are slower, laid-back, and instrumental. They’ll give you a nice blank canvass to project your thoughts onto so that you can deal with the moment and move on.Songs that have strong emotional ties to happy memories can be are best.
It’s really hard to imagine a world without music! So STOP complaining that other people aren’t singing your song. It’s your job to sing it.

Peace out for now ✊

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