The influence of the tempo-rhythmic structure of music on the psychophysiological state of a person
Musical culture in its deepest meaning has long gone beyond the circle of music lovers in the modern world. The widespread use of music in order to influence the state…

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The influence of the tempo-rhythmic structure of music on the psychophysiological state of a person
Musical culture in its deepest meaning has long gone beyond the circle of music lovers in the modern world. The widespread use of music in order to influence the state…

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Music in my head
Before modern methods of neuroimaging were developed, researchers studied the musical abilities of the brain, observing patients (including famous composers) with various disorders of its activity due to trauma or…

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musical instruments

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Enhancing cathartic experiences with music

Just one look at a person who has in his memory a difficult experience, actualized in the present, in order to determine the presence of this experience. Usually, a person tries to hide an emotion breaking out to realization, possibly interpreting it as negative.

But tensions arising in a person who suppresses his emotions help to destroy the “primary essence”, which increases the estrangement from most people and others (Lowen, 1975). According to Lowen, the “primary essence” is the pleasure of life, the source of which is freedom of movement and lack of tension in the body.

In the modern world of “distress” and stimulants, the acquired automatism of controlling bodily stresses does not allow one to have enough freedom of movement for the timely response of bodily stresses. In many cases of therapeutic practice, the most effective methods remain, which include elements of catharsis (from the Greek. Catharsis – purification). Continue reading

Psychosomatic reactions to some types of musical art

Music at all times, since its inception, has been used as a means of influencing people’s consciousness. With its help, different goals were achieved. Knowledgeable people wisely approached the musical design of their events.

For example, the Christian church banned music in its temples, until the reign of Pope Gregory I, who allowed, and even wrote music for prayers. However, this music was not supposed to be emotional, without accompaniment, and the male choir sang songs in unison. This style is called Gregorian singing.

And to this day, this singing tunes in a divine way, evoking sublime, angelic feelings among the parishioners and clergy within the walls of churches and monasteries. Gregory I was a man who knew what he wanted to achieve through music. And he was not alone in his attitude to music. Continue reading

Sounds that are not

We listen to a cassette of spiritual music – Tibetan monks or Gregorian singing. If you listen carefully, you can hear how the voices merge, forming one pulsating tone.

This is one of the most interesting effects inherent in some musical instruments and the chorus of people singing in approximately the same key – the formation of beats. When voices or instruments converge in unison, the beats slow down, and when they diverge, they accelerate.

Perhaps this effect would remain in the sphere of interest only of musicians, if not for the researcher Robert Monroe. He realized that despite the widespread fame in the scientific world of the effect of beats, no one investigated their effect on a person’s state when listening through stereo headphones. Monroe discovered that when listening to sounds of close frequency on different channels (right and left), a person feels the so-called binaural beats, or binaural beats. Continue reading

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Listening function
Listening, not hearing, is the primary function of the ear. Tomatis draws a clear line between listening and hearing. Hearing is a passive process; listening is active and it requires…

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About vocals
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