Sound is one of the types of information that a person receives from the outside world in addition to information, in addition to other sensory organs (vision, touch, smell). Since ancient times, sounds have surrounded man, and most of them have been unknowingly associated and continue to be associated with certain feelings and perceptions. Some, with fear (roar, screaming, bestial howl), others, on the contrary, have peace and relaxation (the sound of sea waves, the murmur of a stream, calm breathing, the rustling of trees, birdsong). Some sounds, known and ubiquitous, become neutral and mundane, while new and unknown sounds, on the contrary, cause alarm and confusion. Animals can easily distinguish menacing sounds from everyone else. Man, as a Continue reading
“Music heals the soul and body” – such an inscription can be seen on some Italian instruments of the Renaissance.
The healing properties of music have long been known. Even in Ancient Egypt and Greece, doctors treated patients with sounds and had extensive knowledge in this area. Ancient Chinese doctors believed that music could cure any disease, and even wrote out “music recipes” to affect a particular organ. In Russian latitudes, for example, in Evenkia, in order to strengthen the effect of potions, healers sang their spells and plots, and shamans accompanied them with the sounds of a drum and a tambourine.
The first serious studies of the healing effects of music on the human body were conducted at the end of the Continue reading
Night. Fire of ritual bonfires, dance to the rhythmic beat of drums, song of a shaman, heated up with body movements in bright clothes …
Even in ancient times, people felt that music and color were magically connected and tried to find this connection.
In the seventeenth century, the great physicist Isaac Newton imposed a light spectrum on the musical octave: the note “do” corresponded to red, “re” – purple, “mi” – blue, “fa” – blue, “salt” – green, “la” – yellow, si is orange. After him, many scientists continued their research. Russian composer A.N. Scriabin, who had Continue reading
Music healing the soul and healing the body
As you know, music can have a healing effect on a person. Well-chosen melodies can save you from depression, set up in a positive way, arrange for purchases, and even … grow hair. Since ancient times, melody has been an integral part for various celebrations, as well as for religious processions. For example, during the funeral of the deceased, it was believed that music helps to get rid of grief and relieve the suffering of loved ones. So, already in the XVII century, some scientists began to put forward hypotheses about the healing effects of music therapy. A little later, the famous doctor Linnek created the Continue reading
Playing musical instruments can be considered a kind of sport for the brain: it involves almost all of its areas, because musicians have to strain the visual, auditory and motor cortex as much as possible (and there is also an emotional, creative aspect of music). In the journal Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, there is another issue dedicated to the neurobiology of music. A lot of articles come out on this subject – from intriguing to strange (for example, scientists tried unsuccessfully to find out what a “musical groove” was by questioning experimental subjects). Such studies have a very small sample, but they allow you to look at music from an unexpected angle. We talk about some of them.
On the same wavelength: what happens in the head of musicians
When musicians start playing together at a jam session, not only their musical parts are synchronized in Continue reading