The Power of Music!
by JL on January 30, 2014 - 5:47pm
In the high school I attended to, any kinds of electrical devices were banned in the school. Technically speaking, we weren’t allowed to listen to music in the hallways during break, or while eating. Listening to music was not possible at all inside the school. Music has so many advantages on our mind and body, I do not understand why the school would ban music even while we weren’t in classes. I understand that music can distract students while the teacher is teaching and it’s disrespectful, but students should be allowed to listen to music while in breaks or at lunch hours.
8 Surprising Ways Music Affects and Benefits our Brains is an article written by Belle Beth Cooper on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013. According to this article, music has a big influence in our life from distracting to helping our daily tasks. Distracting can be bad and good, depending when you get distracted. A common error is getting distracted while driving, only if the music is one that the driver likes. Getting distracted while driving causes most of the times a decision that is less good, thus accidents may occur. However, unfamiliar or uninteresting music makes the driver’s concentration higher and makes it better for safe driving. Also, music can significantly improve our reasoning skills, motor skills and helps us exercise. Listening to music makes us forget about fatigue by fighting against our brains the signals or fatigue sent by the brain. According to some surveys, cyclist listening to music while biking requires 7% less oxygen to do the exact same work as those who cycled without the music.
I find music extraordinary, I have to admit that I listen to music every day. As Friedrich Nietzsche would say: “without music, life would be a mistake”. This article named a lot of advantages of music, but there’s a few more that I learned during my previous years in schools. Music can actually make learning an easier experience. Human’s brain has an easier time remembering music lyrics than text recited by a teacher or written on a paper because there’s a tempo, expressions and emotions related to songs. It is proven that children who learned the alphabet with the Alphabet Song learned it much faster compared to those who had to recite it without music.
Informing schools about benefits of music is hopefully an action that would change a certain rules in a certain schools and hopefully students around the world would be allowed to listen to music freely. I believe that everyone needs music and everyone has the right to listen to it in order to relax while under pressure or to concentrate.
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