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The Influence of Music: What Does Music Do For You?

Updated on February 26, 2017
I think people who create and write, it actually does flow-just flows from into their head, into their hand, and they write it down. It's simple.  Paul McCartney
I think people who create and write, it actually does flow-just flows from into their head, into their hand, and they write it down. It's simple. Paul McCartney
There's nothing like the first day of spring and hearing your favorite musical performer.
There's nothing like the first day of spring and hearing your favorite musical performer.

Mumford & Sons

Music Incites Attitude

Almost every genre of music can arouse and emotion. Your favorite song can be like your favorite book because either one will excite your mind, which in turn moves emotion in more than one direction.

Tunes and lyrics bring motivation for people who want to sing or write their emotional expressions. Both mediums are very good for letting go of baggage, for expressing sentimentality, for healing minds, or waking up something in a person.

A melancholy mind can be influenced to let go of its saddened state by hearing melancholy songs. On a warm spring day, it is furthered by energetic and excitable tunes. With music and words, a mind can become more eager and emotions more enlightened. There is a lot of power in music and even more in a song’s lyrics and especially if you have had an experience related to the song's message or story. Sometimes, too, the very vibration in a song can release a form of stress.

I cannot think of one emotion or attitude that is not expressed in song. Songs can calm, restore and comfort the mind. Imagine how the radio is actually free medicine. If a songwriter has persuaded a person emotionally with a particular tune and lyrics, and it has served a meaningful purpose, then the listener repeats the song by searing the lyrics on the internet, purchasing the song, and then memorizing the lyrics.

Music is the creative expression of love and harmony, which is evidenced by historical and contemporary composers with symphony productions. Musicians standing on a street corner more than likely draw a crowd. They can play their instruments and sing their hearts out and cause the crowd to forget negative energy previously entertaining their minds. It arouses the good in a person or raises it to a higher level of contentment.

Music, either by way of voice or instrument or nature, clearly moves the mind, the heart and the soul. Music can either carry a tune or carry a message. As long as the end result is positive, I hope the effects reverberate.

"Happy Things" by J Rabbit: Two words are performed in English. If this song doesn't make you happy nonetheless, let me know.

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    Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

    Music = life. It's such a powerful medium, which can take you from despair, to ecstasy, in a matter of moments - a natural panacea for many troubles, and producing a healthy high, like none other .Nice work :)

    Yours Sincerely,

    Romeo's Quill

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    Cathy 4 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

    Twilight, thanks. I received your comment.

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    Twilight Lawns 4 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

    I loved this hub, and the two young ladies were superb. I have come back to it just to revel in their charming ways. Thank you for the hub. Excellent work...

    Sadly, although I posted my comment yesterday, HubPages has let me down, yet again, and I see no sign of my comment.

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    Cathy 4 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

    Twilight, thanks very much for your comment. Have a good weekend.

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    Twilight Lawns 4 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

    Lovely hub. And I aim to come back and listen to the song again. How could anyone not laugh and smile with those sweet girls... young ladies, whatever.

    Thank you.

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    Cathy 4 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

    Ingenira, thanks so much for your comment. Yes, my profile pic is Audrey Hepburn. She's one of my heroes because she was a giver.

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    Ingenira 4 years ago

    P/S, That eye on your profile... it's Audrey Hepburn's eye, right ?

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    Ingenira 4 years ago

    I recalled how melancholic I was, after listening to sad and emotional songs. Life has changed since I started working, and one of the reasons is, I didn't have time to listen to those type of songs. Music can really affect one's life.

    Well-written. Voted up!

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    Cathy 4 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

    LKMore01, thanks very much for your time and your kind comment. I couldn't agree with you more!

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    LKMore01 4 years ago

    Loved this Hub, ytsenoh. Music is life. Each and every one of us has a soundtrack to our lives. We attach memories and emotions to the songs on our personal playlist. Thank you for sharing your insight.

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    Cathy 4 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

    Thanks very much for your comment. I agree, music helps us to heal. Have a great week ahead!

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    FullOfLoveSites 4 years ago from United States

    I haven't known anyone who doesn't like music! Music influences or further heightens our mood and temperament. When we're happy, we listen to upbeat, cheery songs, or laid-back and blissful tunes. When we're heartbroken, we're listening (consciously or subconsciously) to sad songs or even some "angry" type of music to release our tensions and frustrations. It even helps us to heal and brings our poetic selves that many of us put into good use.

    Thanks for the posting! Voted up and awesome. :)

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    Cathy 4 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

    Thank you Ingenira for your visit and kind comment. Have a great week ahead.

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    Ingenira 4 years ago

    You have described what music does to people very well.

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    Cathy 4 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

    Rajan, thanks very much for the read and your kind comment. Music is very uplifting and a great comfort. Have a wonderful week.

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    Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

    Music stirs up a lot of emotions in me depending on its mood. Thanks for writing about an interesting subject.

    Voted up/interesting.

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    Cathy 4 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

    Joan, thanks very much for your kind comment. Have a good week!

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    JoanCA 4 years ago

    Great hub! I love all kinds of music from classical, to oldies to modern pop. It really does help me get through the day. I was reading recently about people who suffer from depression using happy, fun, upbeat songs as a way to help them with their symptoms. So, it really can impact someone's mood.

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    Cathy 4 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

    Nell, thanks much for the read and your comment. Yes, music can be so uplifting and emotional and a memory shaker. It's very very good for the soul.

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    Cathy 4 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

    Thanks much for the read. I love music and the creation of it, the writing, the gifts of the musicians. I used to be in awe of my daughter playing her violin which she has sort of retired since college. Have a good week (I'm hoping to retire as soon as I can!!)

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    Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

    Without a doubt music has had a huge influence on my life. Your points are well-taken my friend. Good job!

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    Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

    Hi, yes music certainly moves the soul. I can remember so many times just turning on the radio and bawling like a baby when a tune starts playing that reminds me of something in my life, and of course laughter and warmth too, wonderful!

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    Cathy 4 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

    iguidenetwork, thanks much for your comment and kind words. Music is just about the greatest thing ever. It makes us smile. It helps and heals. It is another form of expression. It's a story put to sound. Have a good upcoming weekend!

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    iguidenetwork 4 years ago from Austin, TX

    One of my favorite subjects, music. Thanks for the well-written article.

    Music has inspired me to be poetic, even for just a while. It soothes my mood and makes me to work more smoothly and efficiently. Especially when it's an upbeat type, it sets the mood to everything right. Up and interesting, awesome.

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    Cathy 4 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

    always, thank you. I love music too! Hope you hear your favorite tunes tomorrow!

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    Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

    Music is a big part of my life. Loved this...

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    Cathy 4 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

    kids, thanks very much for your comment. So appreciated.

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    Cathy 4 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

    Alecia, thanks very much. Didn't somebody sing, "Music makes the world go around, the world go around...?"

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    Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

    If I didn't have music around during the day, I wouldn't make it through work without screaming. Music keeps me going in a way that nothing else can. Great hub!

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    kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

    I love classical music and more specifically Mozart. I find it very soothing. I also love to discover music from other countries especially when I travel, it brings me back to that place that I enjoyed while travelling :-)

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    Cathy 4 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

    Cleaner3 and pstraub, thanks very much for comments. Music is a wonderful element in our lives! Have a great week!

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    cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

    great write .. love the video with the five playing the guitar.. very unique ..

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    Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

    You could have gone on and on and on...because it is true. It is as good as chicken soup for curing what ails you. When I write I turn on my roku to pandora and listen to music...it takes me to another place and motivates those synapses to fire.

    Thanks for sharing this...

    Sending you angels today :) ps

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    Cathy 4 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

    Diane, thanks for the read and comment. Have a good week!

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    Diane Minton 4 years ago from Evansville, Indiana

    great subject

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