Essay On Impact Of Music On Development

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Music’s Impact on Development: from Beginning to End
Laura Halcom
DEP 2004 01C
Patton
28 October 2015

Abstract
Music has been known to affect people throughout their life. Whether it be instrumental or lyrical, both listening to and making music can have profound impacts on development. Music helps infants and children in manners of comfort and learning. As adolescence, music is a key for developing identity and emotional stability. Even as adults, music continues to guide psychological development through relationships. As people grow old, music proves to be key in stimulating memory for those with dementia. Finally, music provides comfort in the grief of death.
Introduction
Music is a force of energy that has existed for all of time. From the very first heartbeat, there has been a rhythm that drives life forward. As we grow from that first beat to the last, our development is effected by the rhythms around us. Whether it be instrumental or lyrical, both listening to and making music can have profound impacts on development. Music helps infants and children in manners of comfort and learning. As adolescence, music is a key for developing identity and emotional stability. Even as
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Music is energy. Music is the vibrations in air. For Brian Greene, a physicist at Columbia University, sound is the actual wave or ripple of vibrating air, and the nature and details of the vibration is what allows for a musical note. There are two main types of music: instrumental and lyrical. Instrumental music is where the music is made with only instruments, no singing voices or lyrics. There are several kinds of instrumental music, such as piano, percussion, string, brass, woodwinds, and all of the above, which becomes an orchestra. Lyrical music is self-explanatory. It is music with lyrics. Lyrics are usually poetry or some sort of verse. The words bring a message that allows the movement of the instrumental sounds to become more

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