Music therapy: when the effect is… musical!

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Musical preamble

A little history of music would reveal to us, first of all, that it has always been a part of our lives since prehistoric times. At that time, it was enough to clap your hands, sing, make sounds by knocking stones or pieces of wood together to create a rhythm or a melody. Musical instruments made of clay or bone have been discovered; they prove, although we do not know their functions, that music is a very ancient medium. In prehistoric times, this music was to accompany ritual ceremonies.

In the West, the first musical notation system dates back to the Middle Ages, to the time of Gregorian chants. No matter the time, music has power: it moves and modulates existence. Nowadays, it accompanies us everywhere and at all times; facilitated by technological developments such as wireless headphones, it fills the ear of the music lover in his travels as in his living room. It makes all emotional and harmonic scales resonate.

Gregorian chant: mystical emotion!

sacred music, man pays homage to God.the religious man.Liturgy and song are inherent in each other!practice of religious singing opens up to beneficial mystical emotions.different be religious, the ear of the soul is enough!had a golden age in music where it supported the edifice of the world.universal.

Music therapy: when the effect is… musical!

Music therapy is a recent science.It dates from the 20th century.She uses music as a tool to support personal development or to treat different physical and psychological disorders.Services can be provided for health care, educational needs or even in businesses.Music therapy uses, as therapeutic tools:singing, playing music through an instrument, rhythm to stimulate or regulate motor regions of the brain or heart rate, improvisation, composition, mental imagery and listening to music . play a musical instrument can help train fine motor skills following neurological trauma. Music therapy can be used in the following cases:

  • Brain damage;
  • Autism and other pervasive developmental disorders;
  • Intensive care;
  • Emotional trauma;
  • Mental Health;
  • Physical impairment;
  • Victims of abuse;
  • Pain control;
  • Language disorder
  • Oncology.

From sacred music to the rave party!

Certainly, music is not just personal, religious or therapeutic. It certainly gives pleasure to the music lover, but its social role cannot be ruled out. The music brings people together and raves have replaced religious gatherings. They are no less important and their necessity proves that humans still have a tribal background!

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