Benefits of Listening to Classical Music

October 4, 2011

Mozart. Vivaldi. Bach. You hear these names and you sit and wonder why so many people listen to them at all and not to your favorite rap or rock music. The truth is that these composers, whether they knew it or not, has created some of the greatest pieces of music humankind has ever heard. Study their story and their history, and you’ll discover that the music of these legendary composers has done so much more than punctuate climatic moments in the movies.

Classical MusicIt has been determined that music in general improves the moods and mental activity of people, especially if they listen to it whilst engaging in their own personal activities. The superiority of classical music over more modern forms of music, such as rap or rock, lies in the complexity of its composition. This complexity sends people’s brains moving in different directions. The synapses are, as a result, stimulated, which increases the secretion of brain chemicals.

A study conducted between two groups of participants. One group exercised while listening to Classical Music while the other group exercised without any music at all. Those participants who exercised without any music still maintained the normal level of brain stimulation. However, those who exercised in the company of Classical Music proved to be more relaxed and focused than the other group. This increase in relaxation was not only a fractional increase; the numbers multiplied by two.

Classical music not only helps in stimulating the brain activity. This genre of music also helps in sleep. You may ask: How? As I have mentioned previously, Classical Music helps in moods. In particular, it helps people loosen up. While Rap, Pop and even Rock music are a favorite to many, these genres often time keeps you up – adrenaline rises and you become energetic. If you want to relax and sleep, these are not the kind of music you should be listening to. If work is preventing you from a full night’s rest, have a long and restful forty winks. You should try to listen to Classical Music. It won’t only relax you. It will also improve your mental ability for your packed day up ahead.