The presence of music has become a tangible reality in our daily life. Songs frames rituals of all religions, learning process for both children & adults in addition to enjoying our leisure time.
Music plays widens people’s perception with its impact on the way we act and feel in happiness, depression, sickness & productivity.
Audiences judge performers, singers whether he follows through with his tracks & lyrics.
Music can lead to aggressive thoughts within its soundtracks, lyrics especially when they can be easily shared globally through presence of presence of social medias that encourage comments from supporters & opposing groups adding more pressure in people’s reaction.
It will be iniquity if we blame music with all crisis we face this age. Poverty, lack of investments & resources, racism, poor leadership has a negative impact on the rise in crime.
“When you’ve got violent behaviors that mimic something that’s out there in the music or art world it’s easy to jump because it’s easy to conclude. But it doesn’t mean that it’s true”, Daniel Levitin, Canadian professor of music at McGill University.
Recent studies revealed that music got a bright side that helps in preventing crimes.
A book named “Music in American Crime Prevention and Punishment” written by musicologist Lily E. Hirsch, classical music helped in fighting loitering in Santa Rosa, California when its used by city leaders in 1996 to keep the background music playing.
““If you see classical music as music of the fancy, white elite, you might think,people identify themselves in the negative — namely, who they are not — through certain music. People are still surprised by this usage of music. But music has always been used in a variety of ways, positive and negative”, CNN e-mail from Hirsch.
People shift from a mood to another after listening to to sad or happy music that affects on what people notice.
Face expressions are directly affected by our mood because of the perceptual decision on sensory stimuli. People with clinical depression feel worse after they listen to a sad song.
Music also affect actions like how productive we are. People engages, dances with music are happier with a significant level of joy than who didn’t engage with.
“At the most fundamental level, happy music tends to have an up-beat tempo and we know neutrons fire in synchrony to the beat of the music and so happy music can actually energize you, we just need to recognize that if we want to use music in positive ways”, Levitin stated.