Q&A: What are the psychological effects of music?

Question by Ashley88: What are the psychological effects of music?
The pyschological effects music has on people? Whats kind of behaviour, emotions etc. does certain music have on people?

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11 comments to Q&A: What are the psychological effects of music?

  • CherryToppings  says:

    Music soothes the ferocious beast. It calms us, makes us happy. puts us un a different place if even for a moment.

  • Ben W  says:

    For me its a lot of Fire and Blood but i like KoRn,Marlin Manson and stuff like that and as a rezult of that i like fight so im strong and evil.

  • Carlita Jones  says:

    Apparently classical music taps into ur intellectual side. I’m not too sure about other genres of music. But not just music, the lyrical contents get me hyped too.

  • Shell  says:

    Some puts me to sleep. Church music inspires me to love god. Classic rock, helps me do my exercises and ride my stationary bike. Country remines me of a simplier time.
    Some is violent and loud and i hate it.
    Some inspires people to violence and hate.
    Some singing by slaves in the south helped them cope with there bitter lives.

  • sargeloda2001  says:

    its amazing to watch the reactions of people to music i have observed many times the music in a film or television show sway the emotions of people it always seems that when the music changes to minor chords the mood goes somber and then when it swings up to major notes and chords the mood is upbeat and happy check it out sometime

  • dee  says:

    Depends on the type of music you are talking about. Some want you to move, tap your feet, shake your booty, click your fingers, some people jump in the air and flash their hair, some bang their heads against each other. Some want it turned off. Some types makes you wanna lay still and listen and sip a glass of their favourite juice, some makes you wanna cry because it fills your mind with sad memories, happy memories, but the best makes you wanna hug and kiss your partner and dance the night away. Shakespear said if music is the food of love then play on

  • onyxflame  says:

    There’s so many different effects that it’s hard to classify, really. I’ve had various songs make me hyper or mushy or so calm I was about to fall asleep, and sometimes just a certain chord combination can bring tears to my eyes.

    One thing a lot of others probably won’t mention though, is that music makes me draw better, because I’m not constantly worrying about how bad I suck. And if I run out of ideas, the song will make me think of more.

  • Mite  says:

    I like your question. I am sure it affects the subconscious mind in someway. Have you noticed how you can hum a song all day and suddently realize that you were doing it later on? that tells you that your subcon was affected in someway or another. I would say that some songs could have a positive affect and some negative. Subliminal messages are around us all the time, bombarding you through music and t.v! thats why some youths commit suicide or can have hyper or agressive behavior. I’m 41 now and listening to all kinds of stuff. I try and reprogram my mind by using hypnosis. Check out the following website its so kewl and helpful in cleaning out the closet ( subconscious mind).

  • heri_rakotom  says:

    Musicians, singers and artists in general have a particular emotion when they create their work and we can definitely say that they transfer their emotions to this work.
    Because emotions have psychological effects, music can have very wide effects.

    it can soothe people.

    it can anger them and bring some violence [i am thinking about rapper dmx]

    it can bring joy and that little feeling that makes you want to dance

    it can bring up past memories, bad or good

    it can bring sensual feelings 🙂

    in short, it can bring all kinds of emotions. However, the listener has to be in *the* mood to bring that kind of emotion. For example, a very harsh and violent heavy metal music can have no effect on someone who do no like this music, do not understand the lyrics, or whatever… I travelled in a remote non-occidental country and made natives listen to emotion-charged music and their reaction was just like ?ugghh? they just thought people were either shouting, fighting, crying or whatever… For people like this, they would assimilate this music to noise and the effects are none.

    However, i find that the more you listen to a tune, the more you feel what the singer had in mind, and the more you feel the same way ie violent, passionate, or calm…

  • Mike10613  says:

    Loud upbeat music can make people more active, slow music will make them calmer. Bar workers get mad if music that livens the customers up at the end of the night is played! They want slow music for people to dance to – and relax to; it makes them easier to handle and get rid off. It’s much easier emptying a bar full of people at the end of the night – if you’ve calmed them down first. Make them active and thirsty early – calm them down when it gets late. Only, idiots ignore that rule – then you get hyper-active drunks wanting to fight the world and the bar staff have the problems. The DJ – is getting his equipment kicked in – serves the idiot right!

  • selkie  says:

    Certain music does effect people. Classical music is credited with promoting intelligence & it is recomended that expectant mothers listen to it to promote intellegence in their infants.
    Heavy rock or similar music is said to promote anger & violence.
    Other music can make us, energetic, sad, etc…

    In Vaughn Paul Manley’s The Hidden Messages of Water Signs (ISBN 0743289803). it reported how water was effected by different words & music. I also has beautiful illustrations showing how the water crystals were effected. It is a very interesting book.

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