Music Therapy – The effect of rhythm and sound in body and mind

Music is sound. Oscillations and waves are physical phenomena that take place in all areas of physics and life far beyond the “traditional” areas such as acoustics and optics, a role. Particular feature of the shaft is to transfer energy and therefore information., The “mechanical “vibration, as they often occur in nature, we find in the swing, or a pendulum back and forth, even in bridges and towers. In acoustics, vibrations play an important role.

Finally, oscillations occur in any solid body, because the molecules, of which it is constructed, continually vibrate around their equilibrium positions. If you look at the music waves, you can see that they transported energy.The sensor neural hearing is the response of the ear to his irritation by sound waves, which emanate from a sound source (instrument). However, the sound only arises in the brain.

Everything what is happening outside, are mechanical or physical processes. It is necessary strictly distinguish between the subjective sensation of sound and objective-physical phenomena. The physical-physiological process is demonstrable with measurement methods, but not the subjectivity of auditory sensation.

Rhythm – pulse of the music and life

The first musical performances, it can be assumed, were certainly hitting on items that made different sounds. When we look at documentaries on contemporary primitive peoples, we find that the rhythm, only the stamping with his foot, then with drum and beater. Many people still use music to put themselves in extraordinary states of consciousness.

Music Therapy – The secret

The secret is to find the right effect. While one of us a quiet rhythm with about 60-70 beats is perceived as calming and peaceful at the minute, with over 100 beats rhythms are usually characterized as a fast and restless. It is interesting that a healthy heart is at rest with about 60-70 beats per minute, while a resting heart rate above 80 is already pathological.