Music and its emotional impact.

@tamirs (1808)
Philippines
November 18, 2011 2:55am CST
How does listening to music affects you .?? How can it make impact in you while simply listening to it.? Do you get alive when you are listening to rock music? Or cry and feel sad when hearing an emotional love song. They also say music heals broken hearts. As i was listening to a music by Michael Learns To Rock-It's gonna make sense,I cant stop the emotion that's building up inside me.I can feel that the song is somehow related to what i am feeling now and to what i am going through these days. How good or strong is the emotional effect of music to you? Do you feel like you are moved emotionally by a song??
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
18 Nov 11
Hi tamirs ever since i was forced to stay at home, i threw away all the songs that were emotional. that helps me stay positive. this explains that i am a sensitive and emotional person. For anone emotional, music can either bring joy, refreshments or also sadness. Today, I only listen to songs that are more like the dance numbers and a handful of romantic songs. No emotional ones for me.
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• India
18 Nov 11
hello sid, we all have a bad patch in our life that we try to erase away from our memory but they never get washed away. a slightest of provocation, make the memory refreshed.this is something that we can not run away from. some of the songs do try to push me back to that bad phase of my life too but the moment i realize that something is pushing me hard, i switch to another song. life has so many wonderful thing to think about. why waste a=our time for useless memories?
@tamirs (1808)
• Philippines
18 Nov 11
Oh sid,I wish i could throw away all those emotional disc that we have here.. My husband will surely kick my butt off our house :-( Its good to know that you know what will make you feel bad and have the courage to stay away from those..Not all can do that and i can say i am one of those. @ khare , i think this one best describes music, "always adds salt to an injury".
@nerein (283)
• United States
18 Nov 11
How listening to music affects me depends on the song that I am listening to. Like when I listen to a particular song by Madonna called La Isla Bonita I get into a romantic mood. Now when I listen to Disturbed I get into a mood that makes me want to workout. Now there are times when I want to get into a particular mood so what I do is listen to a particular song. There are songs that move me emotionally. There are songs that get me to think certain thoughts. There are songs that get me motivated to do certain things. It all depends on the mood that I am already in and how or if I want to change the mood that I am in. That is the great thing about music it can change moods or thoughts or get you motivated to do some thing.
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• India
26 Nov 11
Music comforts me and helps to relax. You come back from work and lie down then it takes away all the lethargy and rejuvenate you, that is the importance of music in my life,and if Megadeth is on charge, then it takes me to a new level.
@tamirs (1808)
• Philippines
27 Nov 11
You and my brother will make a good partner when it comes to music.
@whatrow (793)
• United States
21 Nov 11
I can't stand rock music. It is just a bunch of noise. Even when I try to listen to a style of music I enjoy, lite, relaxing music, after a few minutes it irritates me. The only piece of music that really stimulates me, even enough to pull me out of a depression, is the "Hungarian Rhapsody" by George Gershwin. I respect great talent in the arts. George Gershwin is truly a master.
@tamirs (1808)
• Philippines
27 Nov 11
You'll get along with my husband so well.He likes that too,why that is so great a music..
@khare_1005 (1310)
• India
18 Nov 11
music does have an emotional impact and every song and its impact on me is different.while one slow sad song can let me cry thinking about the bad patch of my life on the other hand, a peppy song makes me move out of my chair and start jumping around with the music. yes music is a healer for soul. slow music is often used in meditation. it helps in relaxing your mind.
@tamirs (1808)
• Philippines
18 Nov 11
you are right khare,that's is why teens today are lot more alive and hip than before,because most of the music these days were alive and loud and sometimes loud..Even love songs these days are not so emotional. :-)
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
20 Nov 11
Inspiration does tend to come a lot of the times from music. There are just really going to be any number of times where I sit back and just rather chill to say the very least. I tend to find myself struggling to find the right motivation to work, to move forward, to get anything done that I need to get done. When the music kicks on however, things get flowing. It can rise me up to the highest heights and it is going to allow me to really get many things done. There is just that sweet spot that I hit, where I have music right in my fingertips and it's wonderful. Music does have that strong effect, as it leads me forward, inspires me, and gets me ready to do things that I never thought of.
• Indonesia
18 Nov 11
i like music. but hard to found a music that can touch my emotion in my country. so i listen foreign music. everyday i always listen music with my phone. i download it, save on my phone. it always give me a spirit when i wanna work or relaxation while i sleep.
@joni1215 (394)
• United States
18 Nov 11
Music has helped me and comforted me through many sad times. Often when I am in a sad mood I feel the music speaks to me. Sometimes I feel I get a positive message in music. I put it on when cleaning house as it helps me glide through it. I agree the music can effect a mood. I have been happy and heard a sad song and then I was sad too. So , I try to listen to upbeat music.
@djbtol (5498)
• United States
18 Nov 11
I do think music can affect you in a lot of ways. Music does have the ability to connect directly with our emotions. This is obvious when you listen to the soundtrack of a movie. They are often using the music to help you appreciate what is happening in the movie. This was also true in the old silent movies, where the actors were no heard, but the music led you along. It would be an interesting self study to analyze how different types of music affect you. Although, I think you may need to do it in an environment where you can really sit and focus on the music. We may often listen to music as we are moving through a busy day. That half-hearted approach to music may not impact us too deeply. Just my thoughts.