We had the wrong image of music for the past years. It was blamed for drug abuse, depression, and suicidal tendencies. But on the other hand, if we see music differently, it can be a great advantage in our society. Music can build -and destroy, like a double-edged sword, it can kill or save us from harm. It is now the responsibility of adults like us to introduce it in such a way that it would be helpful. So let us shed some light about this issue. Why music is important and how it can be an advantage instead of being destructive.
It Generates Creativity
Soothing music helps us to think. We remember when we’re in college, we usually play background music to set the mood for studying. And it is effective. Instead of using drugs, we turned to music to keep us awake and alive as we partake knowledge to prepare for our exams.
Songs, sounds, and even noises have patterns. Same goes with music, it follows a pattern set by the composers. How is this helpful? Learning patterns is important because it prepares us for changes. Children will realize that nothing is permanent. Your current situation will change and you have to be prepared for the next one.
Improving Mind And Body Coordination
Playing an instrument requires you to have coordinated mind and body. This is not a talent because it has to be practiced. Your coordination increases every time you practice. When you play a guitar, specially in plucking, at first you will have a difficult time to play but as you practice, it becomes easier. The reason for that is the increased level of coordination of your mind and body. Somehow, playing an instrument, allows you to focus and meditate.
Improves Thinking Process
When you become a musician, you become more curious about other’s song. You’ll begin to ask questions. Why did he use this b flat instead of sharp? What is the meaning of the song? What kind of styles did he use to come up with this music? These are the kinds of questions you’ll ask your self. You’ll learn to decode and analyze somebody’s work. This is good for kids at schools. They will not be spoon fed but they’ll learn how to seek answers on their own. And in a time such as this, we need more kids like that.
You may read article in thehumanist.com. They discuss on their article why music subject is important and why schools need to pay attention to this.