MUSIC CAN INSTANTLY CHANGE YOUR MOOD AND FEELINGS

The cells of your body respond to music. There is practically no other cultural activity that is so pervasive, shaping and controlling human behavior with invisible vibrations. Certain types of music contribute to your well being and mood. Deciding which style of music and which selections are best for you is like choosing the correct diet to lose weight. It may take some experimenting to find the music that works best for you, and that may change from time to time. If certain music feels right and you enjoy it, then that is right for you. It may be something entirely different for another person.

GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR LISTENING TO MUSIC

* Meditation and Nonthinking
Gregorian chants, which use the rhythms of natural breathing
New Age or improvised music with no dominant rhythm or predictable harmony

* Study or Work
Slower Baroque music (Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Corelli)  These create a mentally   stimulating environment along with order and stability.

* Concentration, Memory and Spatial Perception
Classical music (Haydn and Mozart) Creates clarity and elegance.
Any music that is played at a moderate or moderately fast tempo helps to normalize the brain waves.

Compassion, Love, Emotions
Romantic music (Schubert, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Liszt)
Any music that emphasizes expression and feeling

* Creativity, Daydreaming
Impressionist music (Debussy, Faure’,  Ravel)
Free-flowing music evokes dreamlike images and puts you in touch with your subconscious.

* Inspiration, Uplifting
Jazz, Blues, Dixieland, Gospel, Calypso, other dance forms
Can be cathartic, releasing deep joy and sadness

* Awaken and Energize
Salsa, Rhumba, Macarena, and other South American dances can get your body moving. Samba has the ability to soothe and awaken at the same time.

* Stimulation
Fast, loud classical music or rock music can stir the passions, stimulate active movement, mask pain and release tension.

EXPERIMENT WITH DIFFERENT KINDS OF MUSIC

Listen to different styles of music, and notice how each style affects your mental, emotional and physical well-being. The music that appeals to you may change, sometimes quickly, depending upon your mood. You are unique, and you know what is right for you. Music is a powerful and beautiful gift. Enjoy it and take advantage of it.

You can learn more about the power of music in my book, “Music, Healing and Harmony,” also available as an e-book or audio book.  http://heavenlyharpist.com/#product
To hear an excerpt from the audio book, go to http://proaudiovoices.com/product/music-healing-and-harmony/