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An Overview on Classical Music

Introduction to Music
Music is a form of art that uses both sound and silence. A wide range of instruments including a
persons voice is used in performing music. Throughout the course of history, new music styles
have risen and the acceptance of different music interpretations has evolved. Music can be a strict
composition or an improvised pattern. The relevance between different types of music genres can
be quite controversial but this is entirely up to personal analysis. Thus, music is divided into varied
genres and sub-genres.
Benefits of Listening to Music
The accessibility of music has progressed with the invention of new technologies. In current times,
music can be accessed anywhere and anytime through different platforms. Listening to music has
become more of a daily routine rather than a rare luxury. Indeed, listening to music regularly can
provide benefits such as the following:
improves mood
enhances exercise performance
reduces stress levels
induces better sleep
reduces depressive mood
helps suppress appetite
improves driving experience
aids memory retention and better learning
relaxes patient pre- and post-surgery
lowers pain levels
aids Alzheimers patients in remembering
stimulates stroke patients recovery

strengthens verbal intelligence

helps raise Q
maintains brain and overall health
Classic Art of Music
One of the popular genres of music is the classical type. This covers all music from eras over 70
decades ago. Classical music comes from the Latin word classicus, which is defined as the
taxpayer of the most superior class or level.
The classical genre of music is classified into different styles from the division of periods, which is
as follows:
Earlier than 1400 (Medieval Period) classical genre is mostly Gregorian and religious chants
1400 to 1600 (Renaissance) secular, madrigal, and art music and songs
1600 to 1750 (Baroque) known for its intricate ornamentation
1750 to 1820 (Classical) music focused on structure as well as balance
1820 to 1900 (Romantic) emotionally expressive music
After 1900 very flexible styles
In the classical genre of music, different styles including symphony, chamber music, opera,
Gregorian chant, and the madrigal are most distinguishable.
Health Gains of Listening to Classic Music
Listening to the classic music genre can provide different health benefits, many of which are
scientifically supported. Some of these advantages include:
Mozart Effect or Brain Enhancement- It is believed that listening to the classic genre of music will
make a person more intelligent. An experiment was conducted to confirm this theory. The results
of the study showed that cognitive and proper brain functioning were improved on the focus
groups with musical exposure.
Healing- Music therapy is used in patients recovering from surgery.
Stress level reduction and Mood Improvement- Music has been verified to pose similar effects as
massage. It helps to calm a person.
Faster Sleep Inducer and Better Sleep Potential- Music helps the body enter the relaxed state
leading to sleep.
Elevated Energy- Music helps increase energy needed for physical performance in exercising or
engaging in ones daily routine.
Music is significant not only in the entertainment industry but also in the historic and medical fields.