Music is Universal
On this site you will find musical pages with composers and musicians, which I particularly like. Here you can see and hear performances by superior artists of the best music composed by the greatest composers of all time.
Music can be enjoyed by all – irrespective of language, culture, religion, age, gender and political views. Music can unify all people – it is truly universal.
Playing and listening to music involves using the whole brain. Music is intrinsic to all cultures and has surprising benefits not only for learning language, improving memory and focusing attention, but also for physical coordination and development.
Specific Beneficial Effects
- Music can help reduce both the sensation and distress of pain.
- Relaxing music can help reduce elevated blood pressure and keep it low.
- Slow music has a calming effect: it decreases significantly the heart and breathing rates.
- Music can help migraine and chronic headache in reducing the intensity, frequency, and duration of the headaches.
- Music can boost the immune function by creating a positive and profound emotional experience, which increases secretion of immune-boosting hormones and decreases levels of stress-related hormone cortisol.
- Music during childbirth can decrease post-natal anxiety, depression and pain, and increase satisfaction with childbirth.
- Music therapy in an early stage of tinnitus can prevent it from becoming chronic.
- Music by Mozart (Sonata for Two Pianos in D major – K 448) has been demonstrated to reduce seizure recurrence in children epilepsy.
- In stroke listening to music promotes behavioral recovery in inducing fine-grained neuroanatomical changes in the recovering brain.