Music is the universal language of humankind. It is safe to say that virtually everyone loves music and is moved by its influence. There are a number of factors at play concerning humanity's love for music, and in this article, we will explore a few reasons why.
1. Music evokes emotion
By its very nature, music elicits an emotional response in humans. It is safe to say that at some point, we have all experienced listening to a piece of music that makes us feel happy or sad, uplifted, energized, etc. Because of this emotional connection, music is used as a tool in film and other mediums such as gaming, events, etc., to drive the emotional experience of the viewer/listener. Music researchers continue to investigate why human emotions are touched by music in this way, and the video below shares a few ideas as to why.
2. The brain loves repetition
Music is the result of organized, repetitive sounds. In previous articles, we have discussed how our brains function on repetition and how, therefore, the repetition in music can be agreeable to how our brains operate.
3. Music allows us to express ourselves
Music is one of the most powerful ways to express our personalities. We connect deeply to music by not only feeling moved by the sounds but also in relating to the words expressed by the artist. In this way, music is a medium for expression not only for music creators but also for music listeners. We choose to listen to and share music that aligns with how we feel or perhaps how we want to feel. The following video discusses what our musical selections say about who we are:
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