Music Is The Rhythm Of Life

“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.”                    –      Albert Einstein

 

Got Rhythm? 

Imagine, if you can, life without music.

Never mind – it’s unimaginable.

As far as we know music even predates man’s existence  –Job 38:7 

So music has always been around and, indeed, every day we’re bombarded with music.

But what about rhythm?  In it’s simplest form, rhythm is the regular recurrence of anything in motion.

So, if your walking, talking, jogging or just listening to your heartbeat  – you’ve got a rhythm.  And any sound coming from that activity is indeed – music.

So if music is the rhythm of life then rhythm must be its soul.

 

Can Music Also Save Lives? 

Ask  Alice Herz- Sommer, the inspirational Jewish and Holocaust survivor, whose life was a testimony to the power of music.

Alice became passionate about the piano from an early age of life.

Imprisoned in one of Hitler’s concentration camps, her life was spared because she was a musician. She played or took part in over 100 concerts and performed all of Chopin’s Etudes from memory.
Alice took up residence, after the war in Israel, where former Prime Minister, Golda Meir, Authur and Leonard Bernstein attended her house concerts.  Later, towards the end of her life, Alice moved to an apartment in London,  thoroughly enjoying life and practicing her piano every day.
Alice died at the age of 110, and was, in fact, the oldest Holocaust survivor at the time of her death in 2014.

                                                    

If music is the rhythm of Life –  which genre is the most beneficial?

Restoring The Rhythm Of Life

Every genre of music has some benefits. Hence, it is important to listen to all genres.

For example, listening to jazz musicespecially with the sounds of nature in the background, can be very soothing.

A Cambridge University Research group study found that listening to RAP music may help to fight depression.

Rock or Pop music can actually increase physical endurance, according to a 2009 study whereas country music lovers experience more joy.

However, researchers at USC found that classical music, lowered systolic blood pressure levels, more than any other genre or no music at all.

In addition, listening to certain  favorites by composers like MozartBach, Brahm has been described as “Brain Food.”  In fact, studies have shown that classical music is indeed the best music for retention, relaxation and stress relief.

Rhythm Of Life Food Chart 

                                                    

  Beginners  Rhythm Food Guide 101.

This chart is a great start for learning  rhythm

Be warned, however, that we’re NOT counting calories.

Still, the chart may yet create hunger pangs.

 

 

 

 

Music “the Universal Language

Imagine – if you will – a man playing piano in the middle of a train station in Paris. True story.

Already he is attracting attention as persons from many countries pause between their travels. Along comes another musician sits next to him and starts playing in unison without speaking a word. The breathtaking performance of the artists along with the rhymic music is a crowd pleaser.
Soon we have a live audience, nodding their heads and clapping their hands in applause and appreciation.

That’s why music is called a universal language – it crosses cultural and racial barriers and unifies all nationalities together as one.

Indeed, music is the magnet that connects us all.

 

Conclusion

Since music changes, connects  and saves lives, it is surely must be the rhythm of life

Music is also the universal language which we all speak.

..And the beat goes on.

Are you missing a beat?

Perhaps music can restore the rhythm.

Got rhythm?

 

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Any questions, comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Sources: Wikipedia

NickReedent.com

Upworthy, Apr.5/2016

Guardian, Int’l Addition No.11/2014

USC News, Dec.5,2014

Graphics Courtesy NickReedent.com, Classic fm.

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2 thoughts on “Music Is The Rhythm Of Life

  1. Interesting. I’ve never thought of music that way. And you’re talking to the guy who always seems to be humming some tune I’ve made up.

    A question I do have, is that if music is the rhythm of life, do we humans just express music, or do animals as well? I understand that song birds and maybe some insects make ‘music’, but how do cats and dogs express the rhythm of life?

    1. According to recent research, not all animals or insects have the ability to synchronize their movements to a beat – but some do. Among these  animals are sea lions, captive bonobo apes and chimps. Among the insects are misquitoes, which harmonize their wings to a beat. Although dogs do dance, the jury is still out as to whether their movements are indeed rhythmic.

      Hope this helps.

      Thanks for commenting.

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