Music and Us

Have you ever noticed how we, humans, have a keen sense for sound? Our ears not only pick up on the sound, but as does our bodies, minds and even spirits. Even animals who do not speak have this ability. Have you ever talked in a happy tone and said a punishing word to a dog? They didn't take it seriously, but when talked to in an angry tone, they respond with fear. We are no different in this sense. We hear things and we respond to the tone, not necessarily the word it's self. However, when you link in speaking or singing, with music, this sets off a whole other reaction. We not only associate with the tone of music, but the tone of the singer. A song about death can be uplifting or even funny if the tone of music is "uplifting". All the while, a song about love with a "depleting" tone can bring out emotions of angry, fear, sadness, and so on.

The Physical Aspect of Sound

No one ever puts thought into sound making a difference on our bodies but sounds greatly effect one's body. A good example is running water. This can trigger the bladder to want to release liquid. We often pick up on certain sounds as a kid that trigger happy hormones to release in our body. A simple sound of gas being released often brings a kid to tears of laughter. Into the more complex sounds, such as music, this can trigger things such as anxiety. This is a chemical effect of the adrenal gland releasing adrenalin at a high does which first effects the body then the mind. When you bring in both words and music, the reaction your body feels can be very positive or very negative. An example; when you hear a song about someone who has passed away and is being missed, this can trigger what your body felt during you, yourself losing a loved one. You will cry, feel fatigued, have low energy or low will to do enjoyable things, pain may become present such as neck or back pain, it can even trigger off cravings of certain food!

The Emotional Aspect of Sound

Just as certain scents can trigger memory and emotion, as can sound. For example, when one grows up listening to wind chimes on a hot summer day, this sparks up feelings of joy from when they were a child. As for music, certain tones can do the same. A "happy" or uplifting tone can bring joy, relaxation and inner peace and well being. As can be said of the opposite. Bringing in lyrics can lead one to feel all kinds of emotions, even ones that were not present before the song played! This often sparks up thought patterns that can both influence our lives in a good way or a bad way.

The Spiritual Aspect of Sound

Our spirit is what drives our bodies. It dictates our being to do good or evil and make choices on a daily basis. When one is in high spirits, so to speak, the body works better and so does the emotion. Sounds effect you on this level as well.

It is important to question why the music industry is a mutual-billion dollar industry.

Music backed with sound has the power to control a person on every level. Kids are more prone to this then adults, but it still stands. When you listen to the words of the song, you get the first reaction or action, followed by the action of the actual sound. When you hear a good song about true love, you often think about the person you love and suddenly have the want for things you didn't prior to this song.

An example of a whole music genre is rap. 90% of rap is about sex, drugs, crime, cars, money and being a tough person. When you add in catchy deep beats and uplifting sounds, this causes one to think these things are good! This is an example of why parents should be more alert to what their children listen to. This is a good example as to why the music industry is a successful one. Certain songs lead us to act certain ways, buy certain things and even establish who we are as a person. All the while, we are losing ourselves in someone else's emotions!

I think it is very important for people to pay attention to how music effects them. I, for one, am very sensitive to many things, including music. If I am not in a good place, music will cause me to feel and act in a negative manner. I have always said the best and safest music is music without lyrics. You are able to feel your own emotions and become your own person. I would also like to point out how people easily remember lyrics to songs as words are easier to remember with music. If you are trying to remember certain things, incorporate music (no lyrics) to what you are doing and it will help! I use music when reading the bible or listening to bible audio to help embed the word into my heart.

God created us to be sensitive to sound. We all must remember that Satan knows this as well. Where there is a lot of money, you will find his works. I encourage people to be aware of what they listen to. I, personally, try not to listen to music with lyrics on a regular basis. I have found a great channel on that this man has made of pure, enjoyable music; REAL music!

There are examples on the side bar.

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CJ Sledgehammer 4 years ago

Well done, Rittles, well done!

Indeed, music is a powerful medium. It can bring many things to the surface...some that God never intended.

I have never danced a step in my life - I am far too guarded to let myself "go". I have always thought it was so strange watching people flail around and allowing the music to contort and move their bodies. Kinda scary when you think about it.

One of the members of AD/DC said they deliberately manipulate the crowd through the musical beat. And, they aren't the only ones - they ALL do it!

Studies have even been done that proves that certain music encourages plant growth, while harder sounds discourage growth and can even cause death.

You are onto something here, Kitten, and we should all think twice before plugging in the headphones. I have told my sons that 99% of all music never should have been produced.

In fact, there was an ancient Chinese Emperor who knew if he needed to intervene in one of his country's provinces, just by sampling the music the regions were producing. From this musical sample, he could determine many things about their state-of-mind and if they were spiritually healthy or had become depraved and decadent.

It would seem, therefore, that the music that is produced in certain regions or in certain generations is an excellent external indicator of internal conditions. I believe music is the song of the soul, but if that song is depraved, then ruin is right around the corner.

Best wishes, behave, and be well - C.J. Sledgehammer

Excellent article. Voted up and away!!!

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ii3rittles 4 years ago Author

Thanks C.J.! I didn't know that about the ancient Chinese Emperor! Wow! That says something all in itself! I always felt music with lyrics, most of it anyways, was a tool used by Satan. The whole Hollywood industry is so corrupt that one would have to be foolish not to recognize that those people are just money profiting puppets. I feel sorry for them. I watched many videos where these people actually summon demons for talent! That's scary!

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CJ Sledgehammer 4 years ago

"I watched many videos where these people actually summon demons for talent! That's scary!" - Rittles

Are you able to remember a few?

I know Milli Vanilli said they made a deal with "Lou Sipher" and he said he would give them money, sex, and fame if they pledged their souls to him. One of the members commited suicide later on.

Peace be with you and yours - C.J. Sledgehammer

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CJ Sledgehammer 4 years ago

Thanks, Rittles!!!

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ii3rittles 4 years ago Author

No problem! =)

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Chris Neal 4 years ago from Fishers, IN

ii3rittles -

Thnk you for your Hub! It mirrors a lot of what I think about music and the human response as well.

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ii3rittles 4 years ago Author

Thank you for your comment Chris Neal!

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glmclendon 4 years ago

I enjoyed your hub. I like music even though I play no instrucment. I can not carry a tune in a sack, but I love the sound.

Stay Well

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ii3rittles 4 years ago Author

Thanks for your comment glmclendon!

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CJ Sledgehammer 4 years ago

Just so you know, Brittles, my sons and I were inspired by the link you provided above and thusly decided to get rid of 4/5 of our movie collection.

We don't own anything terribly offensive, but many of these movies were spiritually "neutral", which is still a bad place for anyone to be. As the Lord said, "If you are not for Me, you are against Me."

In fact, it was just about 2 months ago that we ditched 90% of our music collection. We never listened to anything hard or menacing, but we noticed a lot of our music selections were somewhat "earthy". So, they had a date with the dumpster. :0)

As you said, music is produced to lead people in a certain direction, so we need to be vigilent and practice good judgement in everything we do and be very careful what we surround ourselves with such as: music, movies, philosophies, friends, and acquaintences.

Kudos to you and warm frisky kitten love. You and your boys (all 3 of them) are in my prayers.

Best wishes, behave, and be well - C.J. Sledgehammer

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ii3rittles 4 years ago Author

Thanks C.J.! Glad it helped you guys out! Blew my mind when I watched it. I never knew there was THAT much evil in Hollywood, but looking back now, I shouldn't have been so surprised! lol

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