Music and Spirit
There are many times when we get caught up in the rhythm of the music we listen to. These snatches have nothing to do with the moment but actually the centuries. The word music, originally Greek, comes from the word "musica". According to many researchers, Musica's etymology means muse-healing fairy or angel. In Turkish, the word musiki is often used instead of music.
Music, which is the origin of all virtues according to the ancient Greeks, plays an important role in purifying and educating the soul. Ongoing studies in music therapy Throughout history continues today in the whole world and also in Turkey in recent years in many centres continues. In fact, similar studies are often conducted in therapies. It is an undeniable fact that music has a psychological effect on people. Singing, moving in rhythm, listening and playing instruments enable the individual to learn with musical phenomena, and these activities help to improve the physical coordination, timing skill, memory, concentration and listening training of the person.
"Music is known to have an effect on hormones, which is known to have the power to increase or decrease stress hormones depending on the style and form of music." On the other hand, a therapeutic feature of music in psychological and mental illnesses provides many benefits in this area. Music is used in the treatment of almost every disease. It is known that people used musical instruments and rhythms from past to present even in ancient times. We can say that the relaxing nature of music and rhythms has always created the current musical instruments developed by the combination of different objects that attract people's attention.
For this reason, we wanted to share the effects of music and instruments on people by summarizing how they affect people psychologically.
What are the effects of music on people?
While listening to music or playing an instrument;
It has a stimulating and stimulating effect as there is an increase in the amount of blood and oxygen that goes to the brain.
It directly affects heart rate and metabolism. The effects of tempo and heavy music in training have produced different results.
Music inspires, stimulates emotions and increases creativity.
Music is mathematical, it enables easy solving of complex ideas.
It enables the right and left hemispheres of the brain, which is the basic elements of effective learning, to work in balance.
Certain types of music increase calmness and the secretion of the soothing hormone endorphin.
It reduces muscle tension, improves body movements and coordination.
It improves the brain's ability to perceive the physical world, visualize it, and distinguish between objects.
Music reduces stress, relaxes.
In short, we would not be exaggerating if we say that music is the medicine of the soul.
As a result, it is obvious that rhythms, music, and people who learn to play an instrument make an incredible contribution to people both in their psychological and normal lives. It affects our mood, makes us feel happy with the music we listen to, and makes us feel happy with the music we listen to and spreads to every moment of our lives. Millions of researches on music have been done around the world. We would like to share with you the research on psychology, spirit and music.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
He was born on January 27, 1756, in Austria. He is a child who plays the piano at the age of 3, composes at the age of 4, and at the age of 8, he composed symphonies written for the orchestra. Can you believe it? So he is the golden child of music. He has packed 626 works in his 35-year life. And some of these works were tested in a study conducted in 1993 with 36 university students' questions that first measure the IQ test's right brain abilities. After the test, the students were played Mozart's "D Major, K 448 Two Piano Sonata" for 10 minutes. Later, when the students were tested again, it was observed that their IQ scores were higher than the previous values.
This research, which went down in history as the "Mozart Effect", brought along many studies. The Mozart Effect, which is claimed to be untrue by some researchers, is also confirmed by some researchers. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a good example of the spirit and music dilemma.
Clinical Psychologist Sara İke