Classical Music is good for your brain

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Classical Music is good for your brain

Yes I'm back to discuss about Classical Music after a brief journey into other music; however after a serious setback with my health I went back to where my roots are and rejoined the human race with Classical Music. I realised it was  good for my health and turned me around. I'm glad to be back discovering new and old favourites.

While searching the internet I found this and realised I was on the right track.

 

 

Quote:

"Listening to your favourite classical music while exercising could have a
positive impact on your workout. Neuroscientist Dr Jack Lewis has found
that classical music lowered heart rates, blood pressure, and
perceptions of exertion in moderate intensity running tests.

Despite
Beethoven's music often sounding stormy or dramatic, Dr Lewis
recommends the finale of his Symphony No. 4 for anyone hitting the
treadmill this January. In fact, classical music was found to lower the
body's levels of of cortisol, a hormone associated with stress.

"Energetic
but not overly fast classical music can be ideal in the gym," he said.
"Not only does upbeat music increase speed, strength and endurance, but
the relaxing qualities of classical appears to reduce heart rate, blood
pressure and lower perceived exertion."

Increasing the beats per
minute (bpm) as heart rate climbs could also be beneficial. The finale
of Beethoven's Symphony No. 4 is 140bpm, but playlist recommendations
include Tinie Tempah's Pass Out (181 bpm) and Rizzle Kicks' Mama Do The
Hump (198 bpm) for those enjoying a more strenuous workout."

 

http://www.studynow.com/braintune/

A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. ~Leopold Stokowski.

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. ~Berthold Auerbach.

Music is the poetry of the air. ~Richter.

RE: Classical Music is good for your brain

Hi Ian. Welcome back. I hope you are well. Two things from your interesting post:

There is a theory that Baroque in particular is soothing. Amusing anecdote, in one school I worked in there was school radio piping through the passageways before 9am, the ususal teenage stuff like Rhianna etc...One morning I came in and there was no pop music anymore but Baroque. Ah said the headteacher, it helps to calm the youngsters down. 60 beats per minute and all that. Pulse at rest. Only problem was the sadly predictable response of said youngsters with 'what's this %£$"!'

And as for your quotation by Merton, who wanted to be a writer and only found success as a writer when he became a monk, strangely, here's another hitting the same note by Catholic poet Hopkins, a wonderful sonnet:

Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–89).  Poems.  1918. 7. God’s Grandeur 

Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–89).  Poems.  1918. 

 

God's Grandeur

 

 

 

THE WORLD is charged with the grandeur of God.


  It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;


  It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil


Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod?


Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;

        5

  And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil;


  And wears man’s smudge and shares man’s smell: the soil


Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.


 

 

And for all this, nature is never spent;


  There lives the dearest freshness deep down things;

        10

And though the last lights off the black West went


  Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs—


Because the Holy Ghost over the bent


  World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.

 

Love the opening line and the line 'There lives the dearest freshness deep down things' especially! Sorry about the formatting. I've copied and pasted obviously from the net to save typing it out.

Mark

Fraz Jo - disapntd. Bn ringin this grl al week. No ansr...looks lke she changed her mnd. O well...Ldwg...

RE: Classical Music is good for your brain

Good for the brain maybe - not much effect on the mind apparently...

RE: Classical Music is good for your brain

This is some music that is apparently good for your brain and your mind.

-Piano Music
Chopin - Nocturnes 1,2,8,10,14,19,21.
Chopin - Andante Spianato.
Chopin - Berceuse in Des-Dur, op. 57.
Liszt - Consolation No.3 in D Flat
Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody No.05 'Heroide elegiaque'
Liszt - Leibestraum 1, 2, & 3.
Liszt - Cantique d'amour
Liszt - Berceuse S.174b - R57b.
Liszt - Weihnachtsbaum Suite - Schlummerlied
Debussy - Arabesque No. 1
Debussy - Reverie for Piano
Faure - Nocturnes 3, 4, 5, & 6.
Henrique Oswald - Il neige
Arensky - The Dream.
Rachmaninov - Preludes Op. 23 Nos. 4, 6, 8, & 10.
Schumann - Symphonic Etudes - Anhang variation
Tchaikovsky - The Seasons : April, June, December.
Tchaikovsky - Romance in F minor Op. 5
Paderewsky - Melodie In G Flat Major
Grieg - A Dream Op. 48 No. 6
Grieg - Lyric Pieces Op. 38 - 3.Melodie
Erik Satie - Trois Gymnopédies
Isaac Albeniz - Tango in D.

-Orchestral Music :-
Albinoni - Adagio
Bach - Orchestral Suite No. 3 In D, BWV1068
Bizet - Carmen Suite No.1 - Intermezzo
Gluck - Dance Of The Blessed Spirits
Mascagni - Cavalleria Rusticana, Intermezo
Offenbach - The Tales of Hoffmann - Barcarolle
Grieg - Two Elegiac Pieces Op. 34
Caccini - Ave Maria
Debussy - Prelude A L'apres Midi D'un Fau
Pachabel - Canon in D
Samuel Barber - Adagio for Strings
Puccini - Manon Lescout - Intermezzo

-Violin Music
Beethoven - Violin Romance in F
Glazunov - Meditation Violin & Orchestra. Op.42
Greig - Melodies of the heart
Kreisler - The Old Refrain
Dvorak - Songs my mother taught me
Franz Drdla - Souvenir
Saint-Saens - Violin Concerto No. 3 2nd movement.
Astor Piazzolla – Oblivion
Joachim Raff – Kavatina
Amy Beach - Romance Op. 23
Elgar - Salut D'amout Op 12
Elgar – Offertoire
Glazunov - Meditation Op. 32
Glazunov - Serenade espagnole
Heuberger-Kreisler - Midnight Bells
Mosonyi - Grand Nocturne – Minuetto
Massenet - Elegie Op. 10
Lionel Sainsbury - Cuban Dance No 2
Ponce - Estrellita
Rachmaninov - Song Op. 38-3.Margaritki
Shostakovich - Romance
Massenet - Thaïs, Méditation
Wieniawski - Romance Op. 40-1
Karoly Botvay - Andante con moto quasi moderato
Kreisler - Berceuse Romantique

A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. ~Leopold Stokowski.

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. ~Berthold Auerbach.

Music is the poetry of the air. ~Richter.

RE: Classical Music is good for your brain

That looks like a useful list Ian although I'm not familiar by any means with everything on there.

Cheers

Mark

Fraz Jo - disapntd. Bn ringin this grl al week. No ansr...looks lke she changed her mnd. O well...Ldwg...

RE: Classical Music is good for your brain

People listen to classical music because they are intelligent, listening to classical music doesn't make them intelligent. I know it may seem like a quick fix for you Paternoser but you will have to put more effort in if you want to get anything out. Try reading a few books first. Then move onto ones without pictures. Do try not to read out loudly though and don't use your nose picking finger to follow the words.

RE: Classical Music is good for your brain

Don't be discouraged by that last post Ian, he's just living up to his surname. I'm glad you are back and also back to good health.

The problem with your list is that it is like the play list of one of those execrable "best ever soothing classics you'll ever need" compilation CD's you used to get in Woolworths!

Classical music is great for the mind in so many ways but especially when it challenges the mind like great art does. Its good that rediscovering music has had such a positive impact on your life.

Best wishes

Graham

RE: Classical Music is good for your brain

Paternoser probably gets to hear most of his list everytime he visits Disneyland. Disneyland, that's exercise and good for the body right, make a list of your favourite rides, I'll look forward to that one.

RE: Classical Music is good for your brain

Classical Music might be "good for the brain", but "lists" of any kind offset any potential "good" one may expect. Try, once in your life, to encompass the infinite beauty of Classical Music as such, even if you may listen to only a small fraction of it. Try to listen works in some coherent way and sequence. Don't trap yourself in artificial borders that any list may create.

Parla

RE: Classical Music is good for your brain

I am inclined to agree that music is good for the brain. Performing can even better than listening.

My view is that pieces that go somewhere - conflict then resolution somehow help the ideas bouncing around inside the brain to unravel themselves. I don't know the neuroscience, but it works for me!

 

best wishes

P

RE: Classical Music is good for your brain

All classicial music of asian countries i listen makes me feel good and relax like m in nature hand.

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